Chelsea vs Watford Prediction: PL | 22.05.2022

Chelsea bring their 2021-22 season to a close on Sunday, as they host Watford at Stamford Bridge. The pressure will be off the Blues, as their place in the Champions League is already assured after Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United.


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It could be argued that Chelsea have under delivered in the Premier League this term, as they were tipped up by many to mount a title challenge after winning the Champions League at the end of the 2020-21 season. However, despite the addition of Romelu Lukaku, the Blues were still fighting for their place in the Champions League next season up until Arsenal’s capitulation against Newcastle United.

Chelsea’s recent form in the league has been very disappointing, as they have picked up just a single victory from their last four games. Off-field issues are also beginning to take their toll, as Antonio Rudiger could be playing his final game at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

It will be a massive summer for the Blues, as they look to get a takeover over the line in order to freshen up the squad. However, at least they can prepare for a Champions League campaign in 2022-23.

It has been a season to forget in the Premier League for Watford, as they will be returning to the Championship after just one season back in the English top-flight. The Hornets could yet finish bottom of the standings in the Premier League, as Norwich are just a point behind their rivals heading into the final round of fixtures.

However, in truth, neither side have looked like winning a game in their previous five. Watford have picked up just six wins all season, and they suffered a league-high 26th defeat at the weekend against Leicester City.

Chelsea vs Watford Head to Head

Chelsea have a solid record against Watford, as they have picked up five straight wins against the Hornets in the Premier League. They have won their previous two home games against the Watford 3-0, while they have scored a total of 14 goals in the previous four fixtures at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Watford Prediction

It looks incredibly hard to see past Chelsea taking the points this weekend, despite a recent poor run of results. Watford already look ready for a big summer, and their attention hasn’t looked to be on the games that they have played since their relegation was confirmed.

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Author: Jesus Simmmons