Our host this Saturday, Watford, are facing their poorest start to a Premier League campaign in their history. Never before have Watford failed to win any of their opening 11 league matches. (The last Premier League side to do so were Queen’s Park Rangers in 2012/13.)
The Hornets have lots of defensive character, but seem shy in front of goal, failing to score in six of their last 10 Premier League games to date.
They welcome Chelsea to Vicarage Road on Saturday, Nov 2, and the big question is; do they have enough character to match Lampard’s boys away form.
Chelsea are only second to Liverpool in away record this season. They have won four successive top-flight league matches on the road while scoring three or more goals for the first time in the club’s history – Norwich 3-2, Wolves 5-2, Southampton 4-1 and Burnley 4-2.
In Premier League history, only Everton have won five consecutive away games while netting three or more goals each time, in their title-winnig campaign back in 1927.
Frank Lampard’s side have the equal second-best away record in the Premier League this season – alongside Man City – with 12 points from five games. Liverpool have won 13 points from the same number of matches.
Watford vs Chelsea, last 5 meetings
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Also, Michy Batshuayi hopes to add to his record against Watford when the Hornets host the Blues on Saturday. Michy has scored in each of his three top-flight matches against Watford, netting four in total – more than against any other team in the Premier League. Recall; Batshuayi scored his first Chelsea goal at Vicarage Road in August 2016.