Conte Hails Chelsea's Spirit, Commitment In Watford Win

22 October, 2017, 01:33 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Watford mustn't let guard down against Chelsea Silva

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.

Recommended:



Popular

Forecasters expect a warm New England winter. But what about precipitation?
Jones said northern areas of the state might just be immune from La Niña , spelling good news for ski areas and skiers themselves. Remember last winter? Get ready for version 2.0, if the predictions from NOAA's annual winter weather forecast come true.

Trump asks supporters to sign 'Stand for the National Anthem' petition
However, San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York has reportedly vowed to stand by players who continue to kneel. New Orleans players kneel during the American anthem.

U.S. approves second gene therapy for blood cancer
The highly personalized cancer treatment is a type of vehicle T-cell therapy (CAR is short for chimeric antigen receptor). There are approximately 72,000 new cases of National Hockey League diagnosed in the United States annually.

Man City star De Bruyne: We're ruthless compared to previous year
After eight matches, the Pep Guardiola-managed side are on top of the English Premier League (EPL) table with 22 points, winning seven matches and drawing one.

Demi Lovato Explains Breakup With Wilmer Valderrama
She continued, "Body image, what I'm going to eat next, what I wish I could be eating, what I wish I didn't eat". If you haven't had the opportunity to watch the documentary, you should definitely check it out.

Kurt Angle Returning; Replaces Roman Reins At WWE TLC
In his place will be WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who will be making his return to a WWE ring for the first time since 2006. On the same token, AJ Styles was seen as the best replacement for Bray Wyatt so he could jump over and take on Finn Balor .

Riding High: Dow Jones Just Hit the 23000 Mark
Winners and Losers: Freeport-McMoRan sunk 2.23 percent after Deutsche Bank downgraded the mining company's stock to "Sell". Here at home, the TSX has seen much more conservative growth having risen around 1,000 points in the 12 months.

Kelly defends Trump's call to Gold Star widow
In his remarks, Kelly blasted Wilson for listening to a "sacred" call between the president and the widow of a fallen soldier. He knew what he was getting into when he joined that 1 percent. "I was stunned that she had done that", he said on Thursday.

USA wants stronger India ties to counter PRC's rise: Tillerson
U.S. -India relations have generally prospered in the past decade, in part due to their shared concerns about the rise of China. During his speech, Tillerson targeted China and said that China has undertaken provocative actions in the South China Sea.

US And Canada In Open Feud Over NAFTA
Nafta negotiators are working on a side deal for the U.S., Canada and Mexico to make a non-binding pledge to avoid devaluing their currencies for competitive purposes, according to three people familiar with the matter.