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Confirmed Lineups: Chelsea vs Watford, Luiz and Bakayoko start

Confirmed Lineups: Chelsea vs Watford, Luiz and Bakayoko start

Confirmed Lineups for Chelsea vs Watford

Premier League holders Chelsea have revealed their starting lineup ahead of the Watford clash in an hour's time.

The likes of David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko were said to be carrying minor calf and groin issues respectively, but they have made the first XI vs Watford.

Other than this, Antonio Rudiger has been preferred of Andreas Christensen in central defence with Cesar Azpilicueta shifting to right wing-back.

Watford have also made one significant change with skipper Troy Deeney playing ahead of Andre Gray following his crucial goal in the 2-1 win over Arsenal via the penalty spot.

Here are the confirmed lineups

Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. Substitutes: Caballero, Christensen, Ampadu, Zappacosta, Musonda, Willian, Batshuayi.

Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. Substitutes: Karnezis (GK), Wagué, Janmaat, Watson, Capoue, Carrillo, Gray. Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney

Chelsea have lost back-to-back games in the Premier League for just the second time under Antonio Conte, and the Blues will be expected to provide a strong performance versus the Hornets this afternoon.