Pulisic over Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea as Chalobah in line to face former club

first_img revealed latest SORRY 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future WatfordWatford have a number of injury concerns, with Troy Deeney, Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley all still sidelined.Etienne Capoue is also a major doubt for the Hornets, meaning Nathaniel Chalobah and Will Hughes are likely to feature in a three-man midfield alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure.Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores believes getting his players to rediscover their confidence is key to turning things around.The Hornets are bottom of the table by two points having failed to register a Premier League win since April.Flores replaced Javi Gracia in early September but Watford have since picked up only four points from six matches and morale is understandably low.“I can see the players they are compromised. Of course, if we were able to win it will be a little bit different,” he told a press conference ahead of the visit of Chelsea.“At the moment we are in this situation. It is bad, it is hard, and the fans are suffering. The confidence of the players is the most important thing as they need to solve the results.“You can’t go to a store and say, ‘I want confidence’ that is impossible.“The feeling is mostly really good, even though we didn’t win the last matches. We tried hard and tried to reduce the attempts of the opponent.“We just need to be a bit more relaxed in the last third. Try to be not so nervous and when you play with a confidence you can take good decisions.” scrap Watford will be hoping to clinch their first Premier League win of the season against Chelsea Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff appointed 3 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion AFP How Frank Lampard’s side could line up at Watford getty images LATEST MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? PAYBACK Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including Watford vs Chelsea at 5:30pm! getty images Chelsea face a short trip to Watford on Saturday evening as they look to bounce back to winning ways following Wednesday night’s defeat by Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.Marcus Rashford’s stunning free-kick was the difference between the two sides as the Red Devils ran out 2-1 victors to advance to the quarter-finals of the competition – ending the west London side’s seven-game winning streak in the process. ChelseaToni Rudiger is not fit to face the Hornets and will see a consultant next week regarding a pelvic problem.In other injury news, N’Golo Kante is still not yet fit enough to return although may be ready for the Champions League encounter against Ajax on Tuesday night.“Every player in the squad that’s not available is disappointing but it comes with the territory, injuries are there,” said Lampard.“Himself (Rudiger) and N’Golo are obviously top players and carried over injuries from last season – different injuries now but it’s been a domino effect.“The players will be more frustrated than anyone else because there’s nothing worse than being a player when you can’t have input into what the team is doing every week, disappointing for me because I want to be able to select from them.“We’ll keep going and as soon as both of them are fit – N’Golo’s close, he’s working with the team now – we’ll be all the better for that.”Midfielder Ross Barkley remains sidelined by an ankle injury while centre-back Andreas Christensen is still out with a hamstring problem.Christian Pulisic, who scored a hat-trick in Chelsea’s last league match, is set to start ahead of Callum Hudson-Odoi. Frank Lampard could become just the second Chelsea manager to win seven successive away games in all competitions – after Bobby Campbell in 1989 – should his side take away all three points from Vicarage Road.Meanwhile, there is the sense that Watford are starting to head in the right direction under the recently-appointed Quique Sanchez Flores.With that said just one victory has come from their last 16 Premier League fixtures, a period which began in the aftermath of their dramatic FA Cup semi-final success over Wolves in April.That elusive first top-flight win needs to come sooner rather than later, with the Hornets four points adrift off 17th-placed Newcastle.Below, talkSPORT.com predicts how both sides will line up for the 5:30pm kick-off – which is LIVE on talkSPORT. 3 TOP WORK Frank Lampard has enjoyed an excellent start to life as Chelsea manager last_img

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