With Chelsea FC entertaining Watford, changes are expected to ring in for the Jose Mourinho masterminded side. Mourinho, is expected to make as as many as six changes to his starting eleven. Cech, Ramires,Loic Remy, Fellipe Luis, Andre Schurrle, Mohammad Salah and Kurt Zouma are all expected to start against the Championship side. Chelsea FC will be hope to get back to winning ways, after suffering a 5-3 defeat at the hands of fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea FC are expected to pan out in their traditional 4-2-3-1 formation with Ramires and Nemanja Matic ply their trade in the pivot.
Chelsea FC’s resolute defense is set to be governed by Gary Cahill in the absence of skipper John Terry, who is expected to be rested for this match. Cahill, is expected to ply his trade in the heart of defense alongside young Kurt Zouma. It could prove to be a test for Zouma, as Watford’s attack does contain some form of sting, which was evident in their win over Cardiff City. With Azpilicueta moving to his preferred right back role, a more attacking Fellipe Luis is expected to occupy the left back role.
Matic along with Ramires in midfield, gives Chelsea FC not only a comfortable defensive pivot, but also an extra man in attack – largely due to the high mobility of Ramires. Ramires’s workrate enable the Brazilian to ply his trade as a efficient box to box midfielder.
In the absence of Eden Hazard and Willian, who are likely to be rested for this fixture, Inter’ most wanted Mohammad Salah and Andre Schurrle are expected to start. The trio of Salah, Oscar and Schurrle, could wreak havoc for Watford, although openings in the final third might be difficult to find – largely due to the Championship team adopting a defensive stance – the trio are expected to dazzle things with their skill and talent.
Chelsea FC’s attacking line is expected to be led by Loic Remy.
Chelsea provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Schwarzer.
Watford Probable Lineup: Gomes, Hoban, Cathcart, Angella, Juan, Abdi, Guediora, Munari, Pudil, Ighalo, Forestieri.