Predicted Chelsea Lineup vs Watford
Hiddink takes up the reins for the second time in his career at Stamford Bridge in the Boxing Day fixture against high-flying Watford. Chelsea will expect a similar showing as their last game when they defeated Sunderland but the players were booed by the home support, for their alleged role in the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea will look to pull away from the bottom clubs and another win in front of the home crowd should ease some of the tension the club has faced over the season. Guus Hiddink does have a tough job on his hands and needs to be sure of which players he picks and here is the predicted starting lineup for the Blues.
The Belgian is the Chelsea number one and no one can take his place in the team at the moment.
The right-back got one of the goals which led to the 3-1 win over Sunderland and should start for the Blues this time around.
The French central defender should get the starting place ahead of Cahill and will partner Terry unless something drastic happens.
The Captain of the club might have backed Jose Mourinho but now has to get the team playing again under Hiddink and should try to do a good job in the first game against Watford.
The Spaniard has been one of the few players who hasn’t had a major dip in form and should continue in his role down the left of the defence.
Cesc was booed by many fans in their last home game and he will be expecting a bit more of the same but if he performs to his best, those boos could turn to cheers.
The rock in the heart of the midfield, Matic might not have had the best of seasons, but he has a chance to rectify that under Hiddink as the club prepare to face Watford.
The only Chelsea player who has done well this season, Willian is their top scorer and should continue down the wing for the Blues.
Oscar was one of the star performers in the last game for the Blues and even got on the scoresheet, although he hasn’t played many minutes this season, he could be the most important player for the Blues in the second half of the season.
The former Barcelona player hasn’t lived up to expectations, but maybe he can flourish under Guus Hiddink and even save his Chelsea career.
Another one of the ‘Boo boys’, Costa actually looked sprightly in the game against Sunderland and could well do some damage for the opposition this time around, by actually scoring a goal.