‘This is a dangerous game for Chelsea’ — Paul Merson makes prediction for Watford vs Chelsea clash

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Chelsea will be hoping to bounce back from the draw against Manchester United with a massive win at Watford.

The Blues travel to the Vicarage Road on Wednesday to face the Hornets, and the home side have looked a different outfit under Claudio Ranieri.

The title race is getting more intense, and it’s another massive opportunity for Chelsea to maintain their lead at the top of the table.

Football pundit Paul Merson has claimed that it could be a difficult game for Chelsea, as there is no pressure for new manager, Ranieri. Although he has backed Chelsea to secure a victory away from home.

Paul Merson said in his prediction for Sportskeeda: “This is a dangerous game for Chelsea. Claudio Ranieri is not under much pressure at Watford.

“He knows the Premier League and with the way Watford play, Chelsea’s defense will be tested.

“Ranieri will open games up in the Premier League this season and you won’t see many draws with Watford’s brand of football.

“Chelsea dominated over the weekend, but Manchester United sat deep and didn’t give them any space.

“Timo Werner didn’t really look like scoring, and I think Kai Havertz’s intelligence could play a big part against Watford.

“Mason Mount was also a huge miss against Manchester United – he should be playing this game.

“It’s only a matter of time before Chelsea go back to steamrolling opponents, and I’d back them to win this match.”

Prediction: Watford 1-3 Chelsea

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