Chelsea’s bad run continues in the league as they were humiliated at the hands of Watford on Monday and the Champions lost the match 1-4.
Setting the Scene:
Chelsea had lost their previous league match at home against Bournemouth while the Hornets drew against Stoke. The Blues were 4th in the table while the home side were 11th, although they were just three points above the relegation zone.
It was another shaky start for Antonio Conte’s men and they were surprised by the movement and positive approach of the home side. Watford were close in the early minutes and build up a lot of pressure, while Chelsea were guilty of giving the ball away in dangerous positions. Tiemoue Bakayoko was awful and was sent off at the half hour mark after two yellow cards, which changed the complexion of the game. Chelsea conceded a penalty as Courtois fouled Deulofeu in the area, and Troy Deeney gave the Hornets a deserving lead. At the break, ten men Chelsea were trailing at the Vicarage Road by the narrowest of margins.
This foul led to Watford’s first goal of the game
Chelsea were doing quite decent with ten men and it was Eden Hazard who equalized for them eight minutes for time, but only to be conceding again as Janmaat scored immediately to restore Watford lead. Deulofeu added a third two minutes from time while substitute Roberto Pereyra completed the rout to make the score line convincing for the Hornets.
Janmaat restored the Hornets leadw
New signing Olivier Giroud had a shot excellently saved by Karnezis to keep the three goal advantage as it ended 4-1 in favor of Watford. Back to back huge losses for Chelsea means they are rooted at the 4th position and Javi Garcia’s Hornets are now with some more daylight between them and relegation contestants.
Watford: Karnezis; Mariappa, Prodl, Holebas; Janmaat, Capoue, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Deulofeu (Carrillo), Richarlison (Pereyra); Deeney (Gray)
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Zappacosta; Pedro (Giroud), Willian (Fabregas), Hazard