Chelsea vs Watford – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2021-22

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Chelsea and Watford will play their final game of the 2021/22 Premier League season this Sunday at Stamford Bridge. 

Venue: Stamford Bridge (London) 

Key Statistics

Chelsea have won just one of their last six games in all competitions (three draws and two losses).

The Blues have kept one clean sheet in just one of their last five league games at home. 

They have kept 16 clean sheets in their past 37 league matches this season.

Watford have failed to win any of their last eight league games. 

The visitors failed to score in six of their last ten away matches

Watford have conceded 2+ goals in 21 of their last 37 matches this season.

Head to head

In 15 Premier League meetings between both sides, Chelsea have won eleven times while Watford have just two wins. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Chelsea: D-L-W-L-D-L

Watford: L-D-L-L-L


Chelsea will look to end their season with a win when they welcome already-relegated Watford to Stamford Bridge this Sunday evening.

The Blues have endured a miserable season but can wrap up the season with a win, which will be their first home win in three tries. Apart from the ownership tussle that has destabilised them, Chelsea have also lost two domestic finals, having been beaten by the same opponent twice. 

But on the positive side, they finally secured a third-place Premier League finish this season with a 1-1 Leicester City last time out, with Marcos Alonso grabbing the equaliser after James Maddison had put the Foxes ahead early in the game.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will fancy their chances of winning this game, considering their record against the Hornets who they have beaten in four of the last five meetings between both sides.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up

Edouard Mendy; César Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech; Romelu Lukaku.

Injured: Ben Chilwell, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner

Doubtful: Andrea Christensen, Mateo Kovacic

Suspended: None 


Already-relegated Watford will look to end what has been a miserable season on a winning note when they travel to London on Sunday afternoon. 

The Hornets have endured a chastening return to the top flight, having lost the most games in the PL this season (26). They have had three managers this season, but have just six wins (five draws) to show for it. 

They come into this tie without a win in eight games, with their last win coming in a 2-1 win over Southampton in mid-March.

Since then they have lost seven times and drawn one game while conceding five times in two games against Manchester City and Leicester City. The 5-1 loss to the Foxes was their last outing and saw them record a total of 75 goals conceded for the season. Only Leeds United (78) and Norwich City (79) have conceded more goals than the Hornets. 

However, only 29 of these goals have been conceded away from home, which represents just 38% of their total goals conceded. And so they will come into this tie with a respectable away record despite losing their last three away games. 

Possible Watford starting line-up

Ben Foster; Jeremy Ngakia, Christian Kabasele, William Troost-Ekong, Adam Masina; Moussa Sissoko, Edo Kayembe, Hassane Kamara; Ken Sema, Joao Pedro, Samuel Kalu.

Injured: Josh King, Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr, Kiko Femenia, Juraj Kucka, Imran Louza, Cucho, Tom Cleverley, Samir Santos

Doubtful: Nicolas N’Koulou

Suspended: None 


Chelsea 2-1 Watford