Conte Hails Chelsea's Spirit, Commitment In Watford Win

22 October, 2017, 01:33 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Gary Cahill and Marcos Alonso celebrate with Hazard who scored a brace despite Roma dominating the ball on Wednesday

Watford wasted a number of chances to extend its advantage before substitute Michy Batshuayi headed in the equalizer. Everyone's frustrated in the dressing room but we need to continue.

"When you concede seven goals in the last three games you have to try to understand and to try to improve".

"We started really well and had chances to score the second".

"I think we didn't deserve the result, even if we took only one point I think it is not fair to us". It's a big win for us.

Chelsea began the day fifth in the table, a place and two points behind Watford.

"It is a really unfair result".




Roma penned Chelsea in their own half for much of the thrilling 3-3 Champions League draw in midweek, and the same happened against Watford as Chelsea spent nearly 30 per cent of the match in their defensive third. Without the protection offered by the injured N'Golo Kante, Chelsea's backline looked exposed and if Richarlison had converted when unmarked in the box with Watford leading 2-1, the result could have looked very different. "I think everyone saw this on the pitch".

This one was particularly timely, with Chelsea seeking their first win since September - they've lost to Manchester City and Crystal Palace, and drawn with Roma in their past three matches - and Watford proving a unsafe opponent in the early exchanges.

For all of Watford's bright work in the opening 10 minutes, it was Chelsea that made the breakthrough in the 12th minute when Pedro found the back of the away side's net with a curling effort from outside the area. Batshuayi then added Chelsea's fourth in stoppage time.

David Luiz drops back into the centre of the defensive line after being deployed at the base of midfield against Roma, while Azpilicueta is likely to shift to right wing-back in the absence of Zappacosta.

Watford goals were scored by Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra.

However, it was Cesar Azpilicueta who proved to be the hero for the home side when Willian's deflected cross was headed in via the shoulder of the Spaniard.

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