Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford welcome Frank Lampard's high-flying Chelsea at Vicarage Road on Saturday, November 2. Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League table. Meanwhile, Watford are bottom of the table in the Premier League after a 0-0 draw against Bournemouth last weekend.
Quique Sanchez Flores and Watford parted ways at the end of the 2015-16 season despite the Spaniard leading them to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and a comfortable mid-table position in the Premier League. However, after seeing Javi Gracia struggle in Watford's managerial hot seat, the club decided to turn to their former manager Flores to replace the outgoing Gracia. His first game back for the Hornets was a 2-2 fightback against Arsenal in the middle of September. However, the following week saw Watford capitulate to an 8-0 defeat to Manchester City. Since then, the pressure has been piling on Quique Sanchez Flores to produce some results. A 1-1 draw away at Tottenham provided the Hornets with some respite. That result, however, was followed by a draw against Bournemouth and a 2-0 defeat to Everton. As a result, the Hornets are now stuck to the bottom of the Premier League table.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are on an impressive run of form. The Blues have won all of their last four Premier League games. Frank Lampard will also be delighted with the 4-2 result against Burnley. The win against the Clarets saw Christian Pulisic net his first hat-trick for Chelsea. Only Manchester City have scored more goals than Chelsea in the 2019/20 Premier League season. The likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic will be licking their lips at the thought of facing a defence that has conceded 21 goals in the Premier League so far. With Watford winless after 10 Premier League games this season, Frank Lampard's Chelsea will look to secure their 7th win in the league. Antonio Rudiger, N'Golo Kante and Ross Barkley are likely to miss the game against Watford, while Andreas Christensen is also a doubt for this fixture.
Saturday, November 2, 11:00 pm kickoff. Telecast on Star Sports, Jio TV and Hotstar.