PMB: Watford v Chelsea - talking points

After consecutive home games it is time to travel away, although not that far. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Rick Glanvill start to look ahead to the most distant of the current round of fixtures…


This is the first of two consecutive rendezvous with Monday night football for the champions.

Although the players may be grateful for extra days to rest and prepare for the trip to at Vicarage Road, the post-weekend start means that by Saturday evening Chelsea could be down to fifth place.

But a game pitting the side with the worst home record in the division against the second-best team on the road is one the Blues must be aiming to win to compete for a top-four finish.