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Chelsea vs Watford - Premier League preview and odds

Chelsea vs Watford - Premier League preview and odds

May 15, 2017 20:00pm - Stamford Bridge

Premier League

Newly-crowned Premier League Champions Chelsea can hit the 90-point barrier with a win over lowly Watford on Monday night.

Italians Coaches go head-to-head at the Bridge

Having claimed the Premier League title in only his first season in charge, perfectionist Antonio Conte will now look to end the campaign on a positive note by winning the last two games, securing a 93-point haul in the process (just two behind the Premier League record of 95 achieved by the club in 2005).

The Blues wrapped up the title with two games to spare by winning 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion on Friday night. And while the fans will be in party mood, there is still a job to do on the pitch and the Coach will want to remain professional to the end, especially as they have less than two weeks to prepare for an FA Cup final. Having already won 15 of their 17 home matches this season, you have to fancy the champions to secure all three points here.

Meanwhile, opponents Watford arrive in London having failed to score in any of their last six away matches and having lost 11 of their last 13 matches on the road. Depressingly for Hornets fans, their last eight away defeats were all lost to nil.

The Hertfordshire side still have some injury issues at the back, so they can be expected to leak goals again on Monday night.

Team news

Watford:

Injured - Christian Kabasele (muscular), Miguel Britos (calf strain), Craig Cathcart (knee), Younes Kaboul (thigh), Mauro Zarate, Roberto Pereyra (muscular).

Recent form (League)

Chelsea: WWWWL

Watford: LLLLW

Betting odds and tips

The hosts have won all of their home matches against the current bottom seven this term, each with a margin of at least two goals. So that bet should tempt a few. WhatÂ’s more, they have scored in all of their home matches this term and have bagged the opening goal in 81% of their matches.

Watford have lost and failed to score in their last six away matches and have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 13 away matches.

You can back Chelsea to win to nil at 21/20 or the win by two goals at 3/1 with Bet365. Alternatively, a correct score of 2-0 can be backed at 13/2.

By Neil Morris