Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday, pundit Paul Merson is predicting a 2-1 win for Chelsea.

“This is a massive game. Looking at the start of the season, it looked like a gimme for Chelsea. But not now, especially the way Chelsea are,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They got ripped apart by Man City, beaten by Palace who couldn’t score goals for toffee, and then let in three against nowhere near the best side in Italy at the moment, Roma.

“It’s worrying for Chelsea, and it’s a big game. If they lose this, and Man City win as expected, they go 12 points behind them. People say there’s a long way to go, but City are putting severe pressure on everybody. You look at them and think: where are they going to lose three or four games?

“Watford have done really well, but I’m going to go Chelsea 2-1.”

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