Chelsea have only won one Premier League game this year, as the Blues have endured a poor run in 2018.

Chelsea’s last game ended in a 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth, and Antonio Conte will lead his charges to face Watford at the Vicarage Road on Monday night.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Chelsea will come out victorious in that game, and has backed January transfer deadline day signing Olivier Giroud to have a good game.

He told Sky Sports: “After the result on Wednesday, it’s all about the top four for Chelsea. They’ve got to get into the top four and while Watford got a good point at Stoke, Chelsea need to respond with a win at Vicarage Road.

“I can’t see how Watford stop Eden Hazard. I also think Olivier Giroud will play and they’ll be a better team than the one we saw against Bournemouth. Watford stopped the rot at Stoke but let’s be honest, they are in trouble. They are on a poor run and Chelsea should take advantage.”

Merson’s prediction: Watford 1 vs 3 Chelsea

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