Watford welcome Premier League champions Chelsea to Vicarage Road as both teams look to continue their surge up the table on 3 February. Watford vs Chelsea, Premier League 2015/16: Where to watch live, preview, betting odds and possible XI. Join Bleacher Report for live updates as Watford host Chelsea on Wednesday in the Barclays Premier League. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. GMT (2:45 p.m. ET), and our updates will begin about 30 minutes beforehand. click here
Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT. Live TV coverage is available on BT Sport. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.30pm GMT.
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Chelsea have slowly returned to consistent form under the guidance of interim boss Guus Hiddink, coasting into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 5-1 win at MK Dons on Sunday which followed up a 1-0 away win over Barclays Premier League title chasers Arsenal.
The Hornets earned a creditable 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day, Hiddink’s first game of his second stint in the role after he was brought in to replace Jose Mourinho until the end of the season.
“In the first games against Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City we were very close. I hope we have learned a lesson and that in the second leg, we have the possibility to soon be (getting better results) with these kind of teams.
“We were a little bit tired in December, with a lot of matches, but have passed through this period.”
Flores confirmed new signing Mario Suarez could be involved in the squad, but on-loan Chelsea full-back Nathan Ake is not eligible to face his parent club.
“He doesn’t know at the moment how we play exactly but he knows me and I know this player,” the Watford manager said of the Spain midfielder, signed in a £4million deal from Fiorentina.
“I think the adaptation time of top players is very quick.”
Watford also brought in Abdoulaye Doucoure and Adalberto Penaranda on permanent deals ahead of the transfer deadline, but both players have been loaned out to La Liga club Granada to continue their development ahead of a return to compete for a first-team place next season.
“The mentality we have before we sign players is to sign good players, but players who feel inside they will stay with Watford, who are thinking about the future and the project,” Flores said.
“Of course, we are really positive we can do something good.”
Flores continued: “We know they have the possibility to improve a lot because they’ve got Willian, (Diego) Costa, (Eden) Hazard, Oscar, (Nemanja) Matic, (John Obi) Mikel and (Cesc) Fabregas.