GOOD EVENING FROM WATFORD
Welcome to SunSport’s live coverage of the Premier League clash between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road.
Hornets boss Claudio Ranieri faces his former team and is dealing with quite an injury crisis with various key players sidelined.
Ismaila Sarr (knee ligaments), Ben Foster (groin) and Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring) have all been ruled out until at least January, while Ken Sema is dealing with a knee problem.
Francisco Sierralta (hamstring), Peter Etebo (quad) and Kwadwo Baah (ankle) are also unavailable, whereas Ranieri will have to make a late assessment on Emmanuel Dennis and Juraj Kucka.
However, it’s not all bad news as Adam Masina is expected to be fit after overcoming a recent knock against Leicester.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, on the other hand, will have to make a late call on Jorginho, Reece James and Timo Werner’s fitness, even though they all trained before the match.
But Tuchel will still be deprived of Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kante as they are both out with a knee injury.
Mateo Kovacic is nursing a hamstring problem, but Romelu Lukaku appears to have overcome his ankle issue as he made a substitute appearance against Manchester United last week.
That means Lukaku may even be fit enough to start for the Blues against Watford