Tonight the Blues meet Watford at Vicarage Road on a dark, cold Wednesday night.
Chelsea decided not to give Eden Hazard the start off the back of his first goal in 29 matches against MK Dons on the weekend. And chose to start with Mikel and Matic in behind the roaming Fabregas and Oscar out wide on the left hand side.
With the first half an hour largely dominated by Watford, who had plenty of possession in the Chelsea half, but only able to create half chances, most notably through Etienne Capoue who thundered a strike straight at Courtois.
Just past the half hour mark Chelsea had their first chance of the half. As a lovely long ball from Oscar found Diego Costa in space, all on his own with two defenders to beat he managed to get a left foot strike deflected just past Gomes’s left-hand post.
Watford went on to dominate possession for the rest of the half, the Blues will look to up their tempo in the second half if their going to get anything from the game.