Ismaila Sarr, Ben Foster, and Nicolas Nkoulou have all been ruled out until at least January for Watford ahead of Chelsea’s visit on Wednesday.
Sarr, a Senegal winger, suffered knee ligament damage in the club’s victory over Manchester United on November 20, putting his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations in January in jeopardy.
Chelsea will attempt to return to winning ways in the Premier League during Wednesday’s London derby against Watford, with the gap at the top of the league already reduced to just one point.
While Manchester United held Thomas Tuchel’s team to a 1-1 draw, the Hornets were defeated 4-2 by Leicester City in difficult conditions.
Watford is going head to head with Chelsea starting on 1 Dec 2021 at 19:30 UTC at Vicarage Road stadium, Watford city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Currently, Watford rank 16th, while Chelsea hold 1st position.
Start date: 2 Dec 2021 01:00
Venue: Vicarage Road
Head to Head Record
FT: Chelsea 3-0 Watford
FT: Watford 1-2 Chelsea
FT: Chelsea 3-0 Watford
Chelsea Team News
Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to make a substitute appearance against Manchester United, but he could start here, with N’Golo Kante set to miss out.
Tuchel will almost certainly be without Ben Chilwell and Mateo Kovacic, with Saul Niguez and Ross Barkley clamouring for a chance in Chelsea’s weak midfield, and Tuchel has admitted that Jorginho, Reece James, and Timo Werner will all need to be assessed.
Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta will undoubtedly be considered for defensive starts, while Mason Mount should be able to return to the attack.
Watford Team News
Following the Leicester defeat, Watford have been dealt two new injury concerns in Emmanuel Dennis and Adam Masina. The former is still a question, while Masina could be declared fit.
With Ben Foster out with a groyne strain, Nicolas N’Koulou, Peter Etebo, Kwadwo Baah, Ismaila Sarr, Ken Sema, and Francisco Sierralta joined Nicolas N’Koulou, Peter Etebo, Kwadwo Baah, Ismaila Sarr, Ken Sema, and Francisco Sierralta on the sidelines.
With Jeremy Ngakia and Danny Rose in the full-back positions, the Hornets have options for change, while Joao Pedro will hope for a chance up top with Dennis questionable.
Watford XI: Bachmann; Ngakia, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Rose; Kucka, Sissoko, Tufan; Hernandez, Pedro, King
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Barkley, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku
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