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Ighalo, Deeney combination dangerous, says Hindink



Nifemi Daniel

Newly appointed Chelsea coach, Guus Hindink, has warned his players to brace up for a tough match against Watford, stressing the need to be wary of the threat posed by Super Eagles captain, Odion Ighalo, and captain Troy Deeney.

Watford go into the game on the back of four consecutive top flight victories and are seventh in the table, ten points ahead of the reigning top flight champions.

Hiddink who praised Watford’s achievements in the Premier League this season said he expects a great match on Boxing Day.

The Dutchman has taken charge at Stamford Bridge following Jose Mourinho’s sacking last week and will be in the dugout on Saturday for the Hornets’ visit.

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“I have a lot of respect for Watford. They are very disciplined and have two very strong strikers in (Odion) Ighalo and (Troy) Deeney.

“The strikers are very dangerous and have shown that frequently this season.

“I have lots of respect for what they have done but hopefully things can go positively for us. We need a sequence of positive results,” Hiddink said.

He continued: “Teams like Leicester, Crystal Palace and Watford are near the top of the league. That means all the teams can kill each other. You have seen the games for the last six months, any team can beat any other.”

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