EPL: Chelsea 4-2 Watford

EPL: Chelsea 4-2 Watford

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'When you play three games in a row and it is the same players you have to make an important decision.

He told reporters: "It's a really unfair result". We didn't create many chances in the first half, it is true, but we controlled the game and Chelsea started to play on the counter-attack.

The Premier League champions were handed a big slice of luck in the build-up to the goal, however, with the officials signalling a corner rather than a Watford goal kick after Eden Hazard had knocked the ball behind.

"It depends if I want to see the positive aspect or the negative aspect", Conte said, smiling. After 2-1 we had clear chances to finish the match.

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. Conte's side had also chucked away a two-goal advantage in drawing with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday.

However, when Chelsea then went in front, he added: "Will Chelsea be the new...."

But Richarlison's two key misses ultimately cost high-flying Watford as Chelsea clawed their way back.

However, the second was just around the corner as a minute later Pereya was allowed the freedom of the Chelsea penalty area to slot home after Watford had cut the home side's defence to ribbons.

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.

Victory takes Chelsea above Watford into third in the table, six points behind leaders Manchester City.

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