Chelsea will face Watford at the Vicarage Road in their second Premier League game under Antonio Conte‘s management today.
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri had to face Ben Watson‘s red card in his Premier League opener against Southampton and will have to make some decision given that also Hornets‘ new signing Isaac Success won’t be fit for the game due to a leg muscle injury.
Troy Deeney alongside Odion Ighalo will likely play together as they did in their first game of the season.
Also Brice Dja Djédjé is not expected to make his debut at Vicarage Road could be left out of the starting lineup to face Chelsea.
Chelsea have the majority of their squad available for this fixture with Cesc Fabregas who is expected to be left out of the Blues’ starting XI again. N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic will likely play in the midfield besides Hazard, Oscar and Willian.
The lineup will reportedly be the same of the Premier League opener against West Ham.
Defender Kurt Zouma and midfielder Marco Van Ginkel are still recovering from injuries and are not expected to be selected in the squad for the game, alongside with Nigeria international John Obi Mikel, who is currently playing with his national team at the Olympic Games in Brazil and won’t be able to feature today.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kante, Hazard, Matic, Oscar, Willian, Costa
Watford: Gomes; Cathcart, Prodl, Britos; Amrabat, Guedioura, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas; Deeney, Ighalo