Watford vs Chelsea team news

Fridays Fifth round FA Cup news

Chelsea will go into tonight’s game against Watford knowing that 3 points will see them leapfrog Liverpool back into 3rd in the Premier League.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is expected to include new signings Emerson Palmieri and Olivier Giroud in his squad, with both players expected to make their debuts from the bench, as the pair are still returning from injuries that have limited their game time recently. Also there could also be places for Willian and David Luiz after the pair returned to full training following injuries.

Two players that will defiantly be not be playing tonight is Alvaro Morata who is still out with a back issue, while Andreas Christensen as failed to recovery from the hamstring that saw him substituted during their shock 3-0 defeat at Bournemouth last Wednesday

For the homes side there will be no Herrelho Gomes, as the keeper is still struggling with a back complaint that has seen him side lined for a few weeks. Also doubtful is winger Tom Cleverly how limped off during last week’s goalless draw with Stoke, while new signing Dider Ndong is unavailable as he his serving the final match of a three match ban.

He joins Watfords long list of injuries, that includes Craig Cathcart and Nathaniel Chalobah who are both suffering Knee complaints, while Kiko Femenia and Will Hughes both have hamstring issues. Younes Kaboul and Miguel Britos have foot and ankle issues respectively.


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