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Kick-off: December 26, 2018. 19:30 GMT

Venue: Vicarage Road

Chelsea will be away to Watford at the Vicarage Road for this Boxing Day fixture. This round of fixture marks the end of the first half of the season as we approach the second half.

Watford are 7th on the table with 27 points, while Chelsea are 4th and have 10 points more than Watford.

Watford defeated West Ham in their last game, and the Hornets are beginning to get a good run of form with two wins and a draw in their last three games. This is good form for them compared to their previous three games where they suffered three straight defeats.

For Chelsea, our last league game didn’t pan out well as the Blues lost to Leicester City 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. The last six games in the Premier League have seen Chelsea win three and lose three.

Watford have been a tough side to crack for Chelsea in recent meetings, and the Hornets won their most recent meeting with Chelsea (4-1 in February), ending a run of 13 games without a win against them in all competitions (D3 L10).

The previous five Premier League games between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road have seen both sides win two games apiece (one draw).

Chelsea tend to have it good on Boxing Days as the Blues are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League games played on Boxing Day (W8 D5), since a 2-4 loss at Charlton in 2003/04.

Can the Blues bounce back from the Leicester defeat and win this game to keep a grip on fourth position?

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