Premiership preview: Chelsea v. Watford

A busy seven days ends with a home game against newly promoted Watford.

Last weekend’s disappointing result at White Hart Lane was followed in midweek by a demolition of Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup.

On both occasions we played some excellent football. A similar performance this afternoon should be enough to see off the Hornets.

Jose Mourinho must decide whether to recall Henrique Hilario in place of Carlo Cudicini, who started against Villa on Wednesday.

Ashley Cole and Arjen Robben, both rested in midweek, are expected to return, as is John Terry, who missed the Villa game because of suspension.

Watford will be without striker Marlon King and defender Clarke Carlisle, while on-loan goalkeeper Ben Foster will have a late fitness test after missing the Hornets’ last two matches with a knee injury.

We have not lost a home Premiership game under Mourinho, nor lost in the top flight at the Bridge since a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on 21st February 2004.

A draw or better today would take our unbeaten League run at the Bridge to 50 games.

There will be a period of silence prior to kick-off to mark Remembrance Day.