A number of Watford players remain injured ahead of the Chelsea game on Saturday, with only Isaac Success returning to fitness.

The Nigerian striker leaves a number of first-team squad members behind in the treatment room, including Etienne Capoue, Ismaila Sarr, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Domingos Quina and captain Troy Deeney, who head coach Quique Sanchez Flores said is not likely to appear until after the international break, the weekend after next.

With the Hornets scoring just one goal in their last five games in all competitions, worries about their potency up front have been raised, but Sanchez Flores said he has players capable of finding the net, in the absence of his skipper.

"We need to talk about the solutions," he said.

"The players who are not really ready right now, they're not the solutions. I love Troy Deeney, all of you know how is my relationship with Deeney, he helps the team when he's on the pitch, but right now he's not here, so it's not a solution for me, I need to be focused of the solution with Deulofeu, with Gray, with Pereyra, all this kind of players can score."

One striking solution for the future could be young Brazilian striker Joao Pedro, who is set to join the club in January, but the head coach said he is not thinking that far ahead just yet.

"January's so far right now, so we are talking about what happens in two days, it's the focus for us," he said.

"Right now we would love the player, but he's so far, so the solutions we have are close."