On Sunday, May 22, in London at the Stamford Bridge stadium, the match of the thirty-eighth round of the English Premier League in football will take place, in which Chelsea and Watford will play. The starting whistle of referee Mike Dean from the Wirral district will sound at 18:00 Kyiv time.
Chelsea London had a great opportunity to make the final round match of this season completely devoid of any tournament value for themselves, but Leicester turned out to be too tough a nut to crack (1:1). As a result, the Blues received a potential threat from London’s Tottenham, but the fabulous advantage in goal difference makes Thomas Tuchel’s position virtually impregnable.
The intrigue in the fight for third place lives only on paper, and many of the Spurs players were struck by severe diarrhea at the decisive moment, so they actually let their chance for bronze go by chance. However, since Chelsea’s ambiguity in the club’s leadership position, the results of the team’s performances have gone downhill. Following the departure from the UEFA Champions League, there was a significant subsidence in the domestic arena, so now the position of the “pensioners”, purely theoretically, can still be challenged.
The Hornets joined the English Premier League at the end of last season, but at the end of the current football year they will definitely leave it. The promising project of Claudio Ranieri and Roy Hodgson turned out to be uncompetitive in the conditions of the “elite” championship, so next season the Welshman Rob Edwards will start everything from scratch. “Watford” from the final match of the current draw has only one thing left – not to lose face, without being in the last place at all.
One victory in the last ten matches – most likely, it is in such unsuccessful series that the answer to the question of the reasons for the poor performance of the Hodgson team lies. It is noteworthy that the main outsider in the face of Norwich has one defeat less than the Hornets, but they still managed to secure a one-point advantage before the last round. The Canaries will play against London’s Tottenham, so is it worth believing that Watford have any motivation before the last game day?
Chelsea: Mendi – Rüdiger, Thiago Silva, Chaloba – Alonso, Kante, Jorgeninho, James – Pulisic, Zieh – Lukaku.
Watford: Foster – Camara, Troost-Ekong, Kabasele, Ngakiya – Gosling, Kayembe, Sissoko – Sema, Pedro, Kalu.
Forecast for confrontation
We believe that in the upcoming match the hosts will close the season with a victory. Our bet will be the position – Chesley will win and TB 2.5 with a coefficient of 1.57 on the Parimatch line.
May 22, Sunday
|Chelsea v Watford|
|London. Stamford Bridge. 18:00|
|Live TV broadcast – Setanta video service|
|Arbitrator: Mike Dean (Virral District, England)|
|Forecast Sport.ua – 2: 1|