Chelsea could take a further huge step towards UEFA Champions League qualification when they take on Watford at Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues are currently two points clear of Arsenal in fifth, and three ahead of sixth placed Manchester United with just two matches left to play.

The South West Londoners must again do without Antonio Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi on Sunday with the pair having been sidelined for the remainder of the season with their respective injury problems. Veteran defender Gary Cahill is also out with an Achilles injury.

Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to be declared fit to feature while Blues boss Maurizio Sarri will recall star man Eden Hazard after the player was rested for the 1-1 UEFA Europa League draw with German club Eintracht Frankfurt in midweek.

Watford make the short trip to SW6 with something of a defensive crisis. Etienne Capoue, Miguel Britos, and Sebastian Prodl are all definitely out while Craig Cathcart could face a late fitness test. The Hornets will also be without midfielder Domingos Quina.

Chelsea are aiming to complete a league double over Watford after winning 2-1 at Vicarage Road in December. Hazard netted both goals for The Blues that day.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 2pm and has not been selected to be broadcast live.