Chelsea vs Watford: Key stats & facts as Blues seek fourth consecutive win against the Hornets

Chelsea vs Watford: Key stats & facts as Blues seek fourth consecutive win against the Hornets

Chelsea will be hoping to quickly move on from their disappointing loss to West Ham in midweek when they host Watford on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. 

Frank Lampard's men fell to a surprise 3-2 away loss to relegation-threatened Hammers, and they face another side in the same zone in the Hornets. 

There are no fresh injuries to the Blues squad, and just like the West Ham match, it should be an easy match on paper.

But can they pick a win that could boost their Champions League hopes?

Head to head

  • Chelsea are seeking a fourth consecutive victory against the Hornets for the first time
  • The Blues have won six and lost one of their past seven Premier League games against Watford
  • The seven matches have brought a combined 30 goals scored with the Blues netting 18 to Watford’s 12
  • Watford have won one of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (two draws, nine defeats)
  • Watford’s last victory at the Bridge was in May 1986 when they won 5-1
  • The Hornets have not kept a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge since November 1986
  • They have conceded 34 goals in their 11 trips since then

Chelsea Stats

  • Four points now separate Leicester in third, Chelsea (fourth), Man Utd (fifth), and Wolves in sixth
  • Chelsea are aiming to win four consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since October-December 2017 when we achieved seven in a row under Antonio Conte
  • Chelsea have lost four of their past five Premier League matches against teams starting the day 17th or lower in the division
  • With his penalty on Wednesday, Willian reached eight Premier League goals for the season, equalling his previous best season in 2016/17
  • Willian is the first player to score a Premier League goal every month of the year
  • He has also scored all six penalties he has taken for the club plus three from three in shoot outs

Watford Stats

  • Watford are one point above the relegation zone with six games to play
  • Nigel Pearson’s side have won one of their past 10 Premier League matches, a 3-0 win over Liverpool in February
  • They are without a win in their past five away Premier League matches, since a 3-0 win against Bournemouth in January
  • Watford have lost 26 of their 27 away Premier League games against sides starting the day in the top four of the table, winning the other in January 2017 versus Arsenal
  • On their travels, Watford have lost all 10 league games when they have gone behind this season
  • The Hornets have lost 10 of their 16 away games this season, picking up 10 points from a possible 48
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