West London club Chelsea will again travel to Vicarage Road later on Wednesday to battle for three points against Watford for the Premier League tie.
It is no longer news that the West London side have finally lost having started with a number of wins which almost made them invisible but for the defeats suffered against Tottenham, Wolves and later Leicester City.
Chelsea now sit fourth position, having same points with fifth place Arsenal with the competition set to continue for a Champions League qualification next season.
There is no doubt that the Blues boss Maurizio Sarri will make use of a strong team knowing that the Christmas period to the New Year is a critical time that could go a long way in defining the season.
With kepa Arrizabalaga in the middle of the sticks, the Blues have nothing to worry about while Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Alonso could also line up at the defence.
There is no doubt about the place of French international N’Golo Kante at the middle to partner with Jorginho and Ross Barkley.
However, Spanish international Pedro could still have his place at the wing with Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud to complete the attack.
A defeat for the West London club will mean a drop from the top four.