EPL: Dennis, Etebo to miss Watford trip to Chelsea

Nigerian duo, Emmanuel Dennis and Oghenekaro Etebo have been ruled out of Watford Premier League clash against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Dennis has missed Watford’s last three games as a result of knee injury.

The versatile forward sustained the injury in the Hornets’ 2-1 defeat to Burnley at the Vicarage Road on April 30.

The 24-year-old is Watford’s top scorer in the Premier League this season, with 10 goals in 33 outings.

Dennis is expected to leave Watford this summer following the London club’s relegation to the Sky Bet Championship.

West Ham United and Crystal Palace are rumoured to be interested in the player, who could cost around £20m.

His compatriot, Etebo will also play no part in the game after picking up an injury in training during the week.

Etebo has endured an injury ravaged campaign for Roy Hodgson’s side, spending over four months on the sidelines.

The 26-year-old ruptured his thigh muscle in the 1-1 home draw against Newcastle United last September and underwent surgery afterwards.

The midfielder has made just nine league appearances for Watford.

He linked up with Watford from Stoke City on a season-long loan deal last summer and is expected to return to his parent club at the end of the campaign.