Chelsea will unbelievably hope to overtake Tottenham Hotspur in to third place in the English Premier League, as The Blues face Watford at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

If Maurizio Sarri’s side win, a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League could be secured if other results around them go their way.

Watford’s successful season has faded somewhat. Having secured a place in the Emirates FA Cup Final, their performances in the league have seen them drop to 10th.

Ahead of the game at The Bridge, we have taken player ratings provided by WhoScored.com and have assembled our very own combined team.

Formation: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Ben Foster (Watford) 6.70

Despite his blunder in their last fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Ben Foster will not let that spoil what has been a fantastic season for him and Watford.

Foster has been between the sticks 36 times for Watford this season and has helped contribute to 14 wins  whilst keeping 7 clean sheets.

Right-back: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) 6.99

Captain consistent Cesar Azpilicueta will lead his side out for the last time this season at The Bridge. Despite this season’s worries, he has commanded his team within touching distance of both a top four spot and a possible European final.

The Spaniard has made 41 interceptions this season, which is more than his opponent Daryl Janmaat, who has made 33.

Centre-back: Etienne Capoue (Watford) 7.16

Etienne Capoue has been one of Javi Gracia’s main men as they have pushed for a place in Europe for next season. Gracia even went on to say that Capoue could be their Player of the Season.

Capoue has successfully won an astonishing 2.8 tackles per game. This blows the injured Antonio Rudiger out of the water who has won an average of 1.

Centre-back: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) 7.16

Competition for the left-back role at Chelsea has been fierce, thanks to the emergence of Emerson. But Marcos Alonso’s performance at Old Trafford will put him in the driving seat for the spot against Watford.

Alonso’s secret weapon holds no secret. The Spaniard has attempted 44 shots on goal this season, more than any other player in his position.

Left-back: Jose Holebas (Watford) 7.09

Watford have been one of the teams to have exceeded expectations this season, with Jose Holebas among their most impressive performers. 

Holebas is the driving force down The Hornets’ left flank. He has attempted 42 dribbles in the league, which is more than Alonso, who has attempted 31.

Centre-midfielder: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) 6.95

Slowly but surely, N’Golo Kante has established himself as a creative outlet in Sarri’s system as well as being the ever-present engine in the Chelsea midfield.

Adding to his locker of talent, Kante has made an average of 57.6 passes per game. Whereas Abdoulaye Doucoure has attempted less with 54.8 per game.

Centre-midfielder: David Luiz (Chelsea) 7.05

With his contract running out at the end of the season, it is vital that David Luiz ends the last home game of the campaign on a high to further his chances of a new deal.

Luiz has averaged 74 passes per game. The only centre-backs in the league this season that have managed more are John Stones (76.1), Rudiger (76.9), Virgil Van Dijk (79.7) and Aymeric Laporte (84.7).

Centre-midfielder: Pedro (Chelsea) 6.94

Pedro has worked his way back in to the first team recently and has earned it through important performances. Especially against Eintracht Frankfurt as he scored the away goal to take back to The Bridge.

With 42 successful dribbles this season, Pedro has more than Roberto Pereyra who has made 39 successful dribbles, despite attempting more.

Right-winger: Willian (Chelsea) 7.07

Another player that has been on the fringes as of late is Willian. However, he looks to be an important figure as The Blues fight for a UEFA Champions League place next season.

Gerard Deulofeu has made 30 key passes in the league, which is less than half of Willian’s total of 76.

Striker: Troy Deeney (Watford) 7.13

The welcome return from suspension will be music Watford’s ears, as Troy Deeney sets his eyes on spoiling The Blues’ final home league game of the season.

With nine league goals to his name this season, he has scored more league goals than Olivier Giroud and Gonzalo Higuain combined this season with six.

Left-winger: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 7.80

What else can be said about this man that already hasn’t been said? In what might possibly be Eden Hazard’s last ever home league game for the club, the Belgian superstar will be determined more than anybody to end the campaign in the best possible way. 

Hazard has had arguably his best season in a Chelsea shirt. The Belgian has scored 16 goals and has provided 13 assists, which combined is more than any other season in a Chelsea shirt. 

By Darion Westwood