[Teams] Chelsea vs Watford: Confirmed Line-Ups From Stamford Bridge

By on October 21, 2017

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Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Antonio Conte has been boosted by the news that Tiemoue Bakayoko has been passed fit to start despite picking up a groin problem during the win over Roma in midweek.

The Frenchman, therefore, lines-up alongside Cesc Fabregas in midfield with Pedro recalled to join Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata in attack.

David Luiz has also recovered from a calf issue to start alongside Gary Cahill in defence while Antonio Rudiger gets a recall with Cesar Azpilicueta moving out to the right wing-back position.

Davide Zappacosta drops to the bench alongside Willian, Andreas Christensen and Michy Batshuayi.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Chelsea

Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Ampadu, Zappacosta, Musonda, Willian, Batshuayi.

Watford

Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison.

Subs: Karnezis, Wague, Janmaat, Watson, Capoue, Carrillo, Gray.

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