Date: 19th October 2017 at 7:49pm
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Watford head coach Marco Silva has confirmed that he has the same pool of players available to him for the game against Chelsea this weekend.

Following on from the victory over Arsenal last weekend, Silva told the Official Site that he had no fresh injury concerns going into Chelsea this weekend, so the squad would have a familiar feel to it.

‘It’s the same situation as last week. Cathcart, Chalobah and Isaac Success are long-term. Kaboul and Sebastian Prodl are still out of the match. We expect them to work with the team the next week. Maybe not full training, but certainly with the team. It’s too early to say with Chalobah.’

Despite the victory over Arsenal and Watford’s lofty position in the Premier League, Silva also wouldn’t be drawn on where we might be come the end of the season.

‘The position is not the most important thing right now. Of course it’s really good when you see the table and see the position, but it’s too early now. It’s important we know what is our goal and take it game-by-game, session-by-session. We just want to compete in every match and it’s important we show our ambition during the match.’

He added with questions about potential European football that people shouldn’t get carried away yet as the season has a long way still to go.

‘I want everybody to be really calm. We did really in the first eight matches but it’s too early. We want to continue to work hard every day. Everything changes fast and you need to keep going and treat the next game as the most important. But of course I feel proud.’

Silva said the message was the same to the players as well in training and everybody had just got back to work and put in the hard graft ahead of the coming game.

‘Nobody achieves anything without hard work. Sometimes it’s a cliche but it’s impossible to achieve anything without hard work. We need to continue in our way, be smart and understand the moment and keep our feet on floor. It’s too early to be thinking other.’

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