The 2021/22 campaign comes to a close at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, when we host Watford in our final Premier League fixture. For the last time this season, here are all the pre-match statistics you need ahead of kick-off...
Chelsea vs Watford head to head
The Hornets have failed to keep a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge for 13 games, in a run stretching back to 1986.
Watford have won one of their last 14 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (two draws, 11 defeats), winning 4-1 at Vicarage Road in February 2018.
This is our 63rd and final match of a season that has included a club record six games going into extra time. We are also one of only two teams (with Manchester City) not to get a Premier League game postponed because of Covid this season.
Most club games in a season69 - 2012/1364 - 2006/0763 - 2018/19, 2021/22
If we score at least twice on Sunday, we will achieve the third-highest number of goals scored in a season in our history.
Most goals in a season147 in 2012/13142 in 2009/10121 in 1964/65120 in 2021/22
Chelsea need a win to reach 74 points, the most since our last Premier League-winning season in 2016/17.
Last six Premier League seasons
* With one game remaining
Both Thiago Silva and Christian Pulisic started a Premier League match for the 50th time against Leicester City.
If selected, Ross Barkley will make his 100th appearance for the club in all competitions.
This season’s Premier League stats (37 games)Most appearances: Sissoko 35, Dennis 33, Cathcart 31, King 31Most assists: Dennis 6, Femenia 5, King 3Most clean sheets: Foster 4Red cards: Dennis 1, Kamara 1, Kucka 1
Watford are one of six sides to be relegated from the Premier League on four occasions. The others are Norwich City (six), West Bromwich Albion (five), Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Sunderland (all four).
Roy Hodgson’s side have conceded fewer goals (29) away from home in the Premier League this season than Arsenal, Man Utd, Brentford, Leicester, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Southampton, Everton and Norwich.
Watford have won 15 points (65 per cent) away from home this season, compared to only eight points won at Vicarage Road. Their four wins on the road came at Norwich, Everton, Aston Villa and Southampton.
Watford are without a win in their last eight Premier League games, losing seven times in this run.
Watford have conceded eight goals in the Premier League this season in the 90th minute or stoppage time, more than any other side.
Watford’s only victory on the final day of a Premier League season came in their first campaign in the competition, in 1999/00 (two draws, four defeats).
Watford have lost 26 Premier League games this season. In their league history they’ve only ever lost more in 1971/72 (28 in the old second division).
After winning his first-ever Premier League away game against Chelsea (1-0 with Blackburn in April 1998), Roy Hodgson has lost on his last seven visits to Stamford Bridge.
Roy Hodgson’s managerial record against ChelseaWon 5Drawn 2Lost 14
There are no suspensions
Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Rudiger 9, Alonso 8, Jorginho 5, James 4, Kovacic 4, Mount 4, Azpilicueta 3, Havertz 3, Mendy 3, Ziyech 3, Chalobah 2, Christensen 2, Kante 2, Pulisic 2, Sarr 2, Thiago Silva 2, Hudson-Odoi 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Lukaku 1, Saul 1, Werner.
Watford: Dennis 7, Louza 6, King 5, Sissoko 5, Rose 4, Samir 4, Cathcart 3, Etebo 3, Hernandez 3, Kamara 3, Kucka 3, Troost-Ekong 3, Cleverley 2, Fenenia 2, Sarr 2, Pedro 1, Sema 1.
Referee and VAR
Referee: Mike DeanVAR: Michael SalisburyMike Dean is refereeing a Premier League match for the final time. His two Blues games this season were against Brighton in December and at Manchester United a few weeks ago. His first was our home defeat to Charlton in the Premier League in April 2001.