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Watford v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

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Both teams are unchanged, but the absence of Álvaro Morata speaks volumes. The Spaniard does not even make the bench, on which it is a double-barrelled like-for like: Callum Hudson-Odoi replaces Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Chelsea are expected to hold further talks with Juventus and Milan over Gonzalo Higuaín, with a view to a transfer next month. The Argentina forward is on loan at Milan but that arrangement may be cancelled to permit Higuaín, who played under Sarri at Napoli, to move to Stamford Bridge in a similar arrangement. Milan would be interested in Morata on loan. There is also Chelsea interest in Lyon’s Nabil Fekir while Gary Cahill, Victor Moses, Danny Drinkwater and Michy Batshuayi, who has been offered to Crystal Palace, are expected to depart.

Watford: Foster, Kabasele, Cathcart, Holebas, Femenía, Doucouré, Capoue, Sema, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney

Subs: Gomes, Mariappa, Masina, Cleverley, Quina, Success, Okaka

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