Andre Gray, Domingos Quina and Nathaniel Chalobah have apologised to their Watford teammates and will be available for Chelsea this weekend.

The three had been left out of the 3-1 defeat against Southampton on Saturday for their varying involvement in a party at Gray's house.

Assistant coach Craig Shakespeare said the club felt they had little choice but to leave them out of the lineup on Saturday for safety reasons with the coronavirus outbreak still causing problems in the UK.

However, he said a line had been drawn under the incident and that all at the club were keen to move on.

"To be fair to the three of them they apologised to staff and players individually and collectively," said Shakespeare.

"[Leaving them out of the Southampton game] was a club decision, it wasn't anything to do with the Premier League, that was a club decision. That was for the health and safety of all our own players and everybody else, we thought that was the right decision at the time.

"They've apologised, they're back in training with us and they're fit for selection.

"It was difficult for them but they understand they were in the wrong. But it's been dealt with now and hopefully we can move on."

While Watford's two defeats and a draw from three games since the restart has left them in a tricky position, results elsewhere have seen other sides at the bottom struggling as well.

As a result, the Hornets' fate remains in their own hands, as they remain one point and one place above the relegation zone going into their final six games.

While Shakespeare admitted he has been keeping an eye on others at the bottom, he knows his primary focus has to be on Watford.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't look at other people's results," he said. "But the focus has to be on what we do. Of course, we're not looking to the next game and to the next game and the next game. It's the Chelsea game that we have to focus on, not Newcastle or West Ham.

"Do we worry about the other results? I think it's human nature that you look and sometimes, if there's a discussion we haven't stopped players discussing things, but there has to be a focus on us.

"I agree to a certain extent that most of the teams down there are struggling to pick up points, but West Ham proved last night it can be done and we know what we've got to do."