Antonio Conte makes two changes to that team, with Antonio Rudiger replacing Andreas Christensen and Pedro Rodriguez coming in for Davide Zappacosta in a return to the 3-4-3 system that won Chelsea the Premier League title last season. The way the Hornets dispatched of Arsenal last weekend and their ability to compete with the champions this time around shows that they, more than any other team in the league, have shown the most ambition of breaking into that top six. From the moment he levelled and peeled away to celebrate, the mood lifted, not only among Chelsea's players but the home crowd as well. Yet again, without N'Golo Kante there to shield them, the centre-back trio looked exposed.
Isaac Success is also a worry for Watford because of a knee injury.
MF Tiemoue Bakayoko, 7 - His Premier League education continued at pace; for the opening hour the 23-year-old France global found himself mired between a defence that couldn't defend and a misfiring attack.
Pedro gave Chelsea a 1-0 lead against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday with a wonderful strike from 25 yards that hit off one post before nestling into the opposite side of the net. We didn't create many chances in the first half, it is true, but we controlled the game and Chelsea started to play on the counter attack.
Sebastian Prodl and Younes Kaboul are big fitness doubts with the former having a hamstring injury, while the latter has a knee problem.
Chelsea lost three of their first eight matches this season. "It didn't reflect the match and what we saw on the pitch".
Chelsea came from 2-1 behind to record a 4-2 victory over Watford in Saturday afternoon's pulsating Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
"It's not fair to say that the mistakes were responsible for the defeat, because the mistakes were in the context of the overall performance".
On Richarlison's miss, the Portuguese added on Sky Sports: "He didn't score today but he will score in the next match".
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