Watford are climbing up the table as Manchester United are just 2 points above Javi Garcia‘s men, who currently sit 7th on Premier League table.
The Hornets trashed Chelsea in their last game at Vicarage Road, back in February 2018, when three goals in the last six minuted secured a 4-1 win, the first home game for Garcia since his appointment as Watford manager. The Blues will travel to North West London on Wednesday (kick-off 7.30PM BST) after losing a disappointing home game against Leicester City earlier on Saturday.
“It was my first home game and my first victory as well,” the former Rubin Kazan boss told the club’s official website, when asked about last season’s win.
“We try to repeat. It was a good game, last season. It was special. But it’s the past, it’s another game.”
“I don’t know what will change for them after they lost, but what I know is that playing against Chelsea we have to do our best and try to compete to our best level,”
“If you don’t do it, you don’t have any chance. We know it will be demanding because Chelsea are one of the best teams in the league but, playing at home with the backing of our supporters, we can do it.”
Garcia added: “They have very good mechanisms to attack, different options and good players, but to get a clean sheet against West Ham is something good for us,”
“It shows us working together with solidarity. We showed we can defend well against City at home. We lost 2-1 but, at the end, we had chances to get some points. We know it’s difficult, but, in this moment, I think we are able to compete and get options to win. We are in a good moment and we can compete with all of them.”
With three games in seven days to be played, the Watford head-coach could consider to rotate some players: “We’ll see,” he said.
“At this moment I think all the players have finished the [West Ham] game well. We have to recover well and to prepare in a short time for the next game. With a win it is always better.”