Chelsea vs Watford team news: Jose Mourinho makes eight changes from team humiliated by Tottenham

Didier Drogba captains the side

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Chelsea have made eight changes from the side that lost to Tottenham in midweek, as they prepare to face Watford in the FA Cup third round.

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Thibaut Cortois has an injured finger and is replaced by the highly experienced Petr Cech, while Didier Drogba - scorer in four FA Cup finals - is brought in to captain the side.

Star trio, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard have all been rested after an arduous winter schedule, the latter two not even named among the substitutes.

The two sides are as follows:

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill, Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Oscar, Schurrle, Drogba, Remy.

Subs: Ivanovic, Ake, Courtois, Salah, Costa, Matic, Willian.

Watford: Bond, Paredes, Cathcart, Angella, Munari, Hoban, Tozser, Pudil, Ighalo, Deeney, Forestieri.

Subs: Doyley, Murray, Vydra, Abdi, Doherty, Smith, Gilmartin.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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