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Isaac Success back for Watford’s clash with Chelsea


Former junior international and out of favour Super Eagles forward Isaac Success is set to return for Watford as the Hornets hosts Chelsea on Saturday.

The former Granada ace has not played since the end of August with a groin injury, while midfielder Etienne Capoue is not 100 per cent after a month out with a back problem but could be in contention.

The tie will see Success square up against Nigerian born duo Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori who have also been listed by Chelsea for the Vicarage Road showdown.

Midfielder Domingos Quina is out for a fortnight with a groin problem sustained in the Carabao Cup defeat at Everton, while Troy Deeney (knee), Ismaila Sarr (leg), Danny Welbeck (thigh) and Tom Cleverley (heel) are all still missing but Jose Holebas returns from a one-match suspension.

Chelsea remain without defender Antonio Rudiger and midfielders N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley because of injury.

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Centre-back Rudiger will next week see a consultant about a pelvic problem which has kept him sidelined since mid-September, while Kante (groin) and Barkley (ankle) need more time to recover.

Nigeria born Chelsea duo to battle Success on Saturday

Defender Andreas Christensen is close to returning from a hamstring problem but unlikely to be involved at Vicarage Road, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles) is a long-term absentee.

Watford provisional squad: Foster, Dawson, Mariappa, Prodl, Kiko, Foulquier, Doucoure, Hughes, Capoue, Deulofeu, Gomes, Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Chalobah, Pereyra, Gray, Success.

Chelsea provisional squad: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Pulisic, Willian, Abraham, Caballero, James, Guehi, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, Giroud.

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