Chelsea vs Watford Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 22/05/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Football Whispers' Predictions: Chelsea vs Watford

Chelsea might have secured 3rd spot in the Premier League but Tuchel's men will want to go out on a high at home to relegated Watford and we believe the Blues could be set for a big win on Sunday 22nd May. Watford simply haven't been good enough this season and make the short trip to Stamford Bridge without a number of players so won't be expecting anything other than a defeat.

Romelu Lukaku to Score

The big Belgian forward hasn't had the season he imagined for his return to Chelsea but is the club's second top scorer in the Premier League this season with 8-goals and has had a decent end to the season, fighting his way back into the starting eleven. On his day, Lukaku is unplayable and can rip apart any defense with his pace and power as Leed and Wolves both found out recently. With 3-goals in his last three league games, we're backing Lukaku to end the season on a high by scoring at least one goal against Watford.

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Chelsea to Win-to-Nil

Chelsea have won each of their last five head-to-heads with Watford in the Premier League and have kept clean sheets in their last two encounters at Stamford Bridge. The hosts have also kept two clean sheets on their last three fixtures, while Watford have failed to score in three of their last seven outings, six of which have ended in defeat.

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Chelsea vs Watford – Key Stats & Figures

Chelsea expected to secure an easy win on the final day

Chelsea played host to Leicester City in midweek where an early goal from Maddison handed the foxes the lead. Chelsea needed to respond and a sweet goal from Alonso brought the two sides back onto level terms 10-minutes before the interval. The second forty-five failed to produce any further goals and both teams seemed happy to share the points at the final whistle.

Chelsea Predicted Lineup – Mendy, Silva, Alonso, Rüdiger, Chalobah, James, Jorginho, Kanté, Ziyech, Pulisic & Lukaku

Watford's last game was also against Leicester where despite having the home advantage and going in front through Pedro, the Hornets ended up losing heavily. Leicester went in at the break 2-1 up and scored another three goals without reply in the second half to make the final scoreline 5-1.

Watford Predicted Lineup – Foster, Cathcart, Kabasele, Masina, Sissoko, Gosling, Sema, Kayembe, Kalu, Ngakia & Pedro

Team News 

Chelsea: Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Werner, Christensen and Kovacic are all injury concerns for the hosts.

Watford: Hernandez, Cleverley, Nkoulou, King, Femenia, Kucka, Louza, Dennis, Sarr and Samir could all miss the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Q&A for Chelsea vs Watford

chelsea vs watford

  • Who are the favourites to win? – Chelsea are the overwhelming favourites to win.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Watford 1-2 Chelsea.
  • What time is kick-off? – 16:00 GMT, 17:00 CET.