Chelsea v Watford Betting: Defensive woes to continue for Blues as Hornets look to keep up away form

With Conte's men looking far less sturdy at the back than last season, Al Hain-Cole expects them to be joined in the goals by Silva's confident side

After two consecutive Premier League defeats, Chelsea will be desperate for victory when they welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Having followed up a home defeat by Manchester City with a surprise loss against rock bottom Crystal Palace, Antonio Conte’s men are available at 1/3 (1.33) with dabblebet to return to winning ways with a much-needed three points here.

However, the Hornets ran out surprise 2-1 winners over Arsenal last time out, and are available at 9/1 (10.00) to pull off another upset by coming out on top in West London.

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Two of the last four league meetings between these sides have ended in a draw, and you can get odds of 17/4 (5.25) on them cancelling each other out once again in this one.

After seven games without a single point or even a goal to their name, few would have expected Palace to get off the mark against the champions last weekend, but the Blues have looked a far cry from the team that cruised to the title, with their previously solid defence appearing particularly fragile by the high standards of last campaign.

Having kept 16 clean sheets in the league last campaign, Conte’s side has conceded in five of their eight games so far - and five of their last six fixtures in all competitions.

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Wednesday’s 3-3 Champions League draw with Roma at home did little to dismiss concerns over their backline, but will have offered plenty of encouragement for Marco Silva.

Having seen his side score exactly two goals a game on the road this campaign, the Portuguese boss will certainly back them to take advantage of any weaknesses in the opposition defence at Stamford Bridge.

For those reasons, odds of 19/20 (1.95) seem generous on both teams finding the net for the fourth time in five encounters between Watford and Chelsea, who have scored 16 goals in six home games this season.

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Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 19/20 (1.95) with dabblebet

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