Chelsea vs Watford: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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The two-part title party will begin at Stamford Bridge as the Blues face the Hornets before concluding their campaign on Sunday against Sunderland

Chelsea will begin their Premier League title celebrations in front of their own fans when they face Watford at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

The Blues sealed their sixth English championship by defeating West Brom on Friday through Michy Batshuayi's late winning goal.

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They face a quick turnaround for this match and Antonio Conte may be tempted to give certain players a rest as he switches his attention to the FA Cup final against Arsenal at the end of the month.

Game Chelsea vs Watford
Date Monday, May 15, 2017
Time 20:00 GMT, 15:00 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Antonio Conte Chelsea

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports 1 and by stream via Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports 1 Sky Go

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBCSN and by stream via NBC Sports Live.

US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN NBC Sports Live

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Chelsea players
Goalkeepers Begovic, Courtois, Eduardo
Defenders Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Aina, Alonso, Luiz, Ake
Midfielders Fabregas, Hazard, Matic, Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Kante, Chalobah, Kenedy
Forwards Pedro, Costa, Batshuayi

N'Golo Kante was on the bench on Friday night as he continues to recover from a thigh injury and may not be risked here given the low stakes.

Conte may be tempted to rotate his team heavily, in fact, having had just two days of rest and could hand John Terry his final start at Stamford Bridge before returning to his best XI at the weekend.

Potential starting XI: Begovic; Zouma, Terry, Ake; Moses, Fabregas, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Hazard.

Position Watford players
Goalkeepers Gomes, Pantilimon, Arlauskis
Defenders Prodl, Holebas, Zuniga, Dja Djedje, Janmaat, Mariappa, Mason
Midfielders Doucoure, Behrami, Amrabat, Watson, Capoue, Cleverley
Forwards Deeney, Success, Okaka, Niang

Miguel Britos and Craig Cathcart are unlikely to return for Watford and Christian Kabasele is definitely out, meaning Sebastian Prodl and Adrian Mariappa will start at centre-back.

Tom Cleverley is back after being ineligible to face Everton but Roberto Pereyra, Younes Kaboul and Mauro Zarate remain sidelined.

Potential starting XI: Gomes; Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Holebas; Capoue, Doucoure, Cleverley; Amrabat, Deeney, Niang.


BETTING & GAME ODDS


Troy Deeney Watford Premier League

Chelsea are 1/4 favourites to win at home, according to Oddschecker, with Watford priced at 14/1 and the draw available at 13/2.

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Diego Costa is the 13/5 favourite to score first, with Michy Batshuayi rated at 7/2 and Troy Deeney the top choice for the visitors at 14/1.


GAME PREVIEW


Chelsea celebrate

Now Chelsea go for the double.

Failing to beat West Brom on Friday night was never likely to do more than delay the Blues' Premier League title win, but having got the job done at the Hawthorns they are now able to avoid putting tired legs on the pitch for a second game in four days.

The likes of Thibaut Courtois and David Luiz, who have been playing through various ailments, are likely to get some much-needed rest when Watford visit Stamford Bridge with the trophy in the bag.

Antonio Conte, the competitor that he is, will be determined to achieve the maximum points total of 93 that is currently available to Chelsea, which would be the second-highest in Premier League history.

Despite relying heavily on 13 players this season, though, the Italian has the depth - particularly in defence, now Kurt Zouma and Nathan Ake are both available - to enforce a few changes and still claim three points against the Hornets.

He certainly will not accept a sloppy performance against, of all people, his rival Walter Mazzarri, with whom he has feuded for several years. Not even from the champions.

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