Chelsea V Watford at Stamford Bridge - Match Preview

Chelsea V Watford - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.Hazard happy here - MourinhoJose Mourinho insists Eden Hazard loves playing in England and the Chelsea boss has no concerns the Belgian could seek to evade the heavy tackles of the Premier League by moving abroad.Hazard has long spoken of his admiration for Zinedine Zidane, leading to speculation of a potential move to Real Madrid, while Paris St Germain were linked with the playmaker last term.The 23-year-old, who is in his third season at Chelsea after joining from Lille in June 2012, is in advanced discussions over a contract extension which Mourinho expects to be a formality.And the Blues boss does not expect the mercurial Hazard to disappear despite warning after the loss at Tottenham that the physical nature of English football means "maybe one day we won't have Eden Hazard"."I think he loves it here

I think so," Mourinho said."I think, I hope (he will stay)."Mourinho last season often bemoaned the frequency of fouls on Hazard and has again repeated his complaint, calling on officials to protect his prized asset by punishing persistent offenders."The first free-kick of every game is somebody kicking him," Mourinho said."He has fouls and fouls and fouls

I don't see many yellow cards."Sometimes a yellow card is a consequence of violent conduct, but I also think that accumulation of small fouls is also violent conduct."The kid is suffering the consequences of that, but playing amazingly well."(Against Tottenham) he was amazing

Even in the second half, with a difficult result to face, and to have the determination to keep believing till the end

He was fantastic."Hazard could be afforded a rare rest for Sunday's FA Cup third-round clash with Watford at Stamford Bridge.Diego Costa, too, is likely to come out of the starting XI, with a possible FA Cup return for Didier Drogba.The 36-year-old Ivory Coast striker won the competition four times during his first spell and became the first player to score in four FA Cup finals.Chelsea have won four of the last eight FA Cups and Mourinho is eager to prevail in the competition for a second time, after his 2007 success.He added: "Every game and every competition, we try

So the next game is FA Cup, let's respect the competition, which is a beautiful one, and try to go all the way."He will not be underestimating Watford, but believes the fact Chelsea will be playing so soon after New Year's Day, when Championship clubs were not in action, could be to the visitors' advantage."The Championship clubs will be in a better condition than the Premier League clubs," Mourinho said."At the same time, normally the Premier League clubs have more potential, more quality

Maybe it's a way to make things level."One team has more quality but another team is fresh and ready for the game

So maybe matches between Premier League teams and Championship teams, this is a good way to level things."They have a good team."Watford will have to make at least one change as midfielder Adlene Guedioura has returned to Crystal Palace at the end of his loan spell.Sebastien Bassong, who missed Sunday's 4-2 win at Cardiff due to a dead leg, is ineligible to feature under the terms of his loan deal from Norwich.Fellow defenders Joel Ekstrand (back) and Gabriel Tamas (cruciate) are still on the sidelines.Strike duo Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra could return to the starting line-up after dropping to the bench at Cardiff

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