Chelsea will be hoping to make amends for their shock defeat against West Ham by returning to winning ways against Watford this evening.
David Moyes’ side threw a spanner in the works for the Blues, who are desperate to clinch Champions League football next season. Although Chelsea are still fourth, Manchester United have closed the gap to just two points as of this morning.
Frank Lampard and his men will need to bounce back with a statement to show they are the ones who should be finishing fourth. A home match against a struggling Watford could be exactly the opportunity they need to get back on form.
Should Chelsea offer Willian a new contract?
After a weak return to action, the Hornets are now just one point clear of the relegation zone. Sinking into the bottom three is very much a reality unless they can find points from somewhere. However, judging by Chelsea’s ruthless nature in front of goal (fourth-highest scorers in the league), it’s not going to be an easy task to swipe a result from the Blues.
Lampard will no doubt be looking to Willian to continue his fine attacking form. Since the restart, the Brazilian has netted three goals in three Premier League appearances, including his match-winning penalty against Manchester City (via Transfermarkt). Willian also provided the assist for Ross Barkley’s FA Cup quarter-final winner over Leicester.
According to WhoScored, the 31-year-old has averaged a higher passing accuracy (82.3%) and more key passes per match (two) than Mohamed Salah this season, with 76.4% and 1.8 respectively for the Blues winger.
Three points against Watford at the Bridge will keep Chelsea ahead of top four rivals Manchester United – will their Brazilian playmaker help his side to grab three points tonight?
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