Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Guus Hiddink makes four changes to the side
which won at MK Dons on Sunday.
Two come in defence as Kurt Zouma and Cesar
Azpilicueta return to the starting line-up at the
expense of Gary Cahill and Baba Rahman
John Mikel Obi, an unused substitute at the
weekend, plays alongside Nemanja Matic in
midfield, and Willian has recovered from the late
knock he picked up at Stadium MK and also
starts. Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek
drop down to the bench.
New signings Pato and Matt Miazga are not
Nathan Ake, currently on loan at Watford from the
Blues, is ineligible to feature for the hosts tonight.
Three of their new arrivals - Costel Pantilimon,
Mario Suarez and Nordin Amrabat - start on the
Chelsea are expected to line up in the following
4-2-3-1 formation:
Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Azpilicueta;
Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Diego
Subs: Begovic, Baba, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek,
Kenedy, Traore, Hazard.
Watford are expected to line up in the following
4-3-1-2 formation:
Watford (4-3-1-2): Gomes; Parades, Cathcart,
Prodl, Holebas; Capoue, Watson, Behrami; Jurado;
Deeney (c), Ighalo.
Subs: Pantilimon, Nyom, Suarez, Amrabat,
Guedioura, Anya, Abdi.
Tonight's referee is Mike Dean.


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