Will Watford’s Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo (L) be celebrating over Chelsea
Having scored seven goals in his last seven starts at home, Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo will be out to hurt his compatriot, John Obi Mikel as both of them go head-on in the Watford, Chelsea clash tonight at the Vicarage Road.
Ighalo who saw his strike against Chelsea ruled as an own-goal by the FA will hope he can get at least one past the Blues as they come calling at the Vicarage Road this term.
Indeed, both Mikel and Ighalo have enjoyed blistering form for their respective teams and their contribution will be quite key in Wednesday’s tie at Vicarage Road where they are both candidates for a starter’s shirt.
While attraction will be on Ighalo to deliver for the Hornets, the Blues will be counting on Diego Costa who scored twice against Watford recently and is on a run of six goals in his last seven games
Watford have essentially zero injuries, though will be without Chelsea loanee and first-choice left back Nathan Ake, who will be ineligible as per league rules.
New signing Mario Suarez could make his debut. The former Atletico man is on loan from Fiorentina and is probably a very shrewd and very good signing for the club.
On their part, Chelsea who opened the floodgates on poor hapless MK Dons, scoring five and missing five more in a five-star rout will be hoping for another commanding performance. The weekend’s outing was their ninth match in a row without a loss, and third successive away victory.