Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the Premier League this weekend against an impressive Watford.
Suffering back to back defeats and winless in three games in all competitions after throwing away a two-goal lead midweek against Roma, Chelsea have hit a little turbulence over the past few weeks. Last week’s defeat to winless and goalless Crystal Palace was a huge surprise to our pub regulars and has started to raise questions of Antonio Conte’s defence as the injuries pile up for the Italian.
N’Golo Kante, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are all out of contention at the minute and three out of the four are his main starters, having to play patch up on his team. It’s the league form that’s suffered dropping out of the top four, to this week’s opposition, Watford, who’ve really impressed our landlord under new manager Marco Silva.
With that in mind, our punters think the Blues can get back on track this week with this starting eleven…