Watford are probably the surprise of the season as they have started the season in good form and are 4th on the table, two points ahead of Chelsea.

Watford have been playing impressive football and have only lost to Manchester City this season. Watford boss Marco Silva has said that his team will come with the same intensity to Stamford Bridge.

He told the media: “We prepare in the same way. They want to change, the last two results in the Premier League weren’t good and I’m sure they’ll start the game strongly, and they’ll want to score as soon as possible to make themselves a little bit more comfortable.

“But nothing will change in our style of play.”

He admitted that although he might change their formation, but their brand of football will remain.

He said: When I talk to the players, we can change our formation like we have before but we don’t change our ideas. Can our opponent make us suffer a little bit more, if they are very strong? But that might be because they are strong, not because that’s what we choose. I have one idea, one philosophy and that does not change.

“We’ve done until now what we’ve done with other teams. What can encourage our team is not what Chelsea have done, but what we’ve done so far. That can give us confidence.

“We’ll see what our strategy is, but we don’t change our attitude and confidence ahead of the match.”

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