Watford vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting Tips

19:30, 01 dec 2021
Watford vs Chelsea predictions for Wednesday’s Premier League fixture at Vicarage Road. Chelsea looks to get back to winning ways after dropping two points on Sunday. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Watford vs Chelsea key stats

  • Watford are the worst first-half team in the league, heading into the changing rooms losing at the break seven out of 13 times.
  • Chelsea have been winning at the break eight out of 13 games so far and have not gone into the break losing at half-time so far.
  • Only Norwich and Newcastle have conceded more than Watford’s 24 goals so far.
  • Chelsea’s seven-game unbeaten streak is currently the longest in the league.

Watford sent crashing back to Earth

After the 4-1 win over Manchester United which ultimately cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job, Watford were back in the losing column after a 4-2 defeat away to Leicester. They were 3-1 down at the break with James Maddison and Jamie Vardy looking unplayable.

Head Coach, Claudio Ranieri now faces his second match in a row against a former employer in Chelsea, hoping that he can steady the ship and start moving Watford out of danger.

Josh King has scored five in his last five Premier League games, and he will be relied on heavily with Watford carrying several injuries heading into this one.

Two dropped points

Chelsea makes the short journey to Watford after drawing 1-1 against Manchester United on Sunday.

Despite going behind to United and then equalising after a Jorginho penalty it must feel like two points dropped rather than one gained as Chelsea dominated play for the most part and created by far the most chances.

It was in fact an error by Jorginho that led to United’s goal but after redeeming himself later, he and Chelsea will be determined to put that one behind them and get back to winning ways at Watford.

Watford vs Chelsea predictions

As mentioned, Watford are the worst first-half team in the league. Only Liverpool betters Chelsea’s first half record.

Watford have one of the leakiest defences and Chelsea score almost an equal number of goals in first halves compared to second halves. Due to this we predict that Chelsea will win both halves.

We also recommend backing Chelsea to score in both halves.

Watford vs Chelsea team news

Watford team news

Ismaila Saar missed the game against Leicester with a knee injury and looks set to miss out here also. Fellow winger Emmanuel Dennis also picked up a knock against Leicester and is a doubt.

Francisco Sierralta’s thigh injury kept him out against Leicester he is also a doubt for this one.

Ben Foster and Nicolas N’Koulou are both confirmed to be out until 2022.

Chelsea team news

Ben Chilwell and Mateo Kovacic continue to miss action due to injury. N’Golo Kante missed the game against Man United and could also miss this one with a knee injury.

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