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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Watford - Premier League

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Thomas Tuchel has overseen five victories from Chelsea's six meetings with promoted sides across all competitions this season
Thomas Tuchel has overseen five victories from Chelsea's six meetings with promoted sides across all competitions this season / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Chelsea conclude the season with a Premier League game against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Thomas Tuchel hasn't always enjoyed Chelsea's outings on home turf - chiefly because of the home turf. On the "difficult" Stamford Bridge pitch, Chelsea have collected fewer points than their tally away from home - whatever Sunday's result.

Here's the XI Tuchel may field on a field he doesn't entirely deem fit for the personnel he selects.


Chelsea predicted lineup vs Watford (3-4-2-1)

Marcos Alonso, Reece James
Chelsea have already secured third place / Harriet Lander/Copa/GettyImages

Edouard Mendy (GK) - Chelsea and Senegal's first-choice has kept just two clean sheets in his last 12 Premier League outings at Stamford Bridge.

Cesar Azpilicueta (CB) - With the club captain considering an exit, Tuchel may be inclined to give his skipper one final run out in front of the home faithful.

Thiago Silva (CB) - This season's oldest Premier League goalscorer has made more appearances under Tuchel than any other coach in his senior career (136).

Antonio Rudiger (CB) - The Real Madrid-bound centre-back may well be given the chance to make his 203rd and final appearance in a Chelsea shirt this weekend.

Reece James (RWB) - This season alone, James has amassed more goals (five) and assists (eight) than he could muster across his first 101 appearances in league football.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (CM) - The 26-year-old spent a fruitful season on loan under current-Watford boss Roy Hodgson while the pair were at Crystal Palace in 2017/18, impressing enough to earn a place in England's World Cup squad that year.

Jorginho (CM) - Injury to Mateo Kovacic and Tuchel's general distrust of Saul Niguez has opened a way back into the side for the club's vice-captain.

Marcos Alonso (LWB) - Across the last six seasons, Alonso has racked up an impressive 25 Premier League goals (no penalties) from an ostensibly defensive position.

Mason Mount (AM) - Still only 23 years of age, Mount is the youngest Chelsea player to ever hit double digits for Premier League goals scored and assists in a season.

Christian Pulisic (AM) - Despite a glut of misses in recent games, Pulisic is enjoying the highest conversion rate of his senior career, finishing off 21% of the chances that fall his way this term.

Romelu Lukaku (ST) - With three goals in his last three Premier League outings, Lukaku has bettered the tally he accrued across his previous 20 appearances in the competition.

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