Chelsea 4-3 Watford – reaction to a brilliant game as Blues celebrate

Every Chelsea player is still out on the pitch. The celebrations have well and truly started. Antonio Conte is right in the middle of them.

It was a really enjoyable game. A lot of good football played. Some of Chelsea’s moves were Barcelona-eque. They were less impressive defensively. Let’s applaud Watford for making a good game of it.

It was a really enjoyable game. A lot of good football played. Some of Chelsea’s moves were Barcelona-eque. They were less impressive defensively. Let’s applaud Watford for making a good game of it.

FULL-TIME

A huge roar greets the final whistle. The champions move onto 90 points.

Now there’s fireworks and blue and white ticker tape…but no shiny trophy.

That will have to wait until Sunday.

 

Ugly scenes. This game has been littered by late challenges and Jose Holebas is fortunate not to see red before both sets of players square up.

RED CARD FOR SEBASTIAN PRODL

Chelsea 4-3 Watford

Watford down to 10 men.

Sebastian Prodl, who has already been booked, doesn’t even wait for Lee Mason to show a second yellow card after hacking down Pedro in full flight.

Sebastian Prodl

Too much quality, too many top players. That’s why Chelsea have won the Premier League. Cesc Fabregas has made the difference on so many occasions this season.

Watford’s players are exhausted, they’re out on their feet. Heurelho Gomes – who has been their best player – couldn’t keep it out.

Watford on the beach? Nope. They’ve done Walter Mazzarri proud by coming from 3-1 down to level at the home of the champions.

YELLOW CARD

Chelsea 3-3 Watford

Michy Batshuayi is sent sprawling by Sebastian Prodl. Batshuayi reacts but it’s Prodl who gets booked.

Batshuayi is then replaced by Pedro.

Sebastian Prodl and Michy Batshuayi

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Chelsea 3-3 Watford

Three efforts on target, three goals. Watford have been clinical.

Chelsea keeper Asmir Begovic has not made a single save tonight…

Watford fancy this – one or two murmurs around Stamford Bridge and the imposing presence of Stefano Okaka is roughing up Chelsea’s defence.

Turned into quite a strange game.

Stefano Okaka

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Where has this performance come from? Watford would surely have finished higher had they played like this on a consistent basis.

Okaka has been excellent since he came on for M’Baye Niang.

Antonio Conte is not happy. He’s made two quick changes since Watford’s third goal. Cesc Fabregas and Ola Aina are on for Kenedy and Nathaniel Chalobah.

Lee: Tonight has very much vindicated Conte’s dropping of Terry.

Stephen Hutchings: The reserves haven’t covered themselves in glory, you would think they would play better with something to prove….

source: BBC