Watson made a brilliant 78 from only 40 balls and captain Dhoni bludgeoned an unbeaten 51 off 22 deliveries to take the Super Kings up to an imposing 211-4.
While Chennai has five wins from seven games with 10 points in their kitty, Delhi languishes at the bottom with just a couple of wins from seven games and four points.
Super Kings pacer Lungi Ngidi impressed on his IPL debut, ending with figures of one for 26 in four overs. As our Prediction, in today's match, Chennai will win the match as the venue is CSK home ground.
Chahar has played in all the games for Super Kings so far and has picked six wickets at an average of 25.50, including a match-winning 3 for 15 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In the 19th over, Delhi got the chance to stop the Dhoni juggernaut as Avesh delivered a short ball and Dhoni pulled it aerially to deep mid-wicket but Munro dropped it.
While Iyer and Maxi could not step up on the night, Pant came up with a valiant 79-run effort. Vijay Shankar tried his best with a swashbuckling half-century, but couldn't get them over the line. He played a superb hand and got Delhi close to the target. Dhoni showed his devastating touch in the last five overs which produced 74 runs. It was also Dhoni's second fastest fifty in the IPL.
After nearly 30 matches played in IPL 2018, it is safe to say that we now know which teams are better than the rest.
Watson's knock came off 25 balls and included six sixes and two boundaries.
After the departure of the former Australian all-rounder, the risky combo of Rayudu and Dhoni got together in the 14th over. The third one was a whip off Avesh Khan over square leg, a shot that nearly going out of the ground.
Glenn Maxwell was pinned by Ravindra Jadeja and with four wickets down, the onus was on Rishabh Pant to garner some sort of momentum into the innings.
Liam Plunkett felt Watson's wrath, being slammed for four sixes over two overs, as CSK raced from 25 for no loss after four overs to 71 in seven.
They won the toss and elected to field first, but the lack of an early wicket ended up being crucial. This time, as Orange Cap holder Ambati Rayudu walked in at No. 4, there was no danger of any slackening of pace as he and Watson provided the impetus. I have not been training much because of it. I think it's the platform [about his batting form]. Bowlers have to adapt otherwise we will have to look at other options.
It is understandable that teams want a player who can make a big impact in the XI but with Pollard barely bowling these days (Has bowled less than eight overs since the 2015 IPL), his role is restricted to that of a batsman. Rayudu can bat anywhere in the order and he is keen to take any responsibility. But the replays had clearly suggested that the ball had hit the pad first.