Premier League: Chelsea prevails over Watford 2-1

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WATFORD. Chelsea overcome Watford to win 2-1.

WATFORD. Chelsea bested Watford to win 2-1. It was Chelsea to strike first with a goal of M. Mount at the 29′. Then it was a goal in the 43′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, H. Ziyech gave the win to Chelsea in the 73′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the Vicarage Road stadium in Watford on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was David Coote who was helped by Stuart Burt and Nicholas Hopton. The 4th official was Michael Salisbury. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 3.3 degrees Celsius or 37.99 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Watford was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Chelsea that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Watford was more aggressive with 73 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 6 were on target. Notwithstanding, Chelsea succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Watford shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Chelsea shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Watford received 4 yellow cards (I. Louza, W. Troost-Ekong, T. Cleverley and D. Rose). On the opposite side, Chelsea received 3 yellow cards (S. Niguez, M. Alonso and H. Ziyech).

After this contest, Watford will stay with 13 points to stay in the 17th place. On the opposite side, Chelsea will have 30 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 12'
    12'

    D. Rose

    A. Masina

  • 16'
    16'

    S. Niguez

  • 29'
    29'

    M. Mount

  • 43'
    43'

    E. Dennis

    M. Sissoko

  • 45'
    45'

    I. Louza

  • 45'
    45'

    M. Alonso

  • 45'
    45'

    W. Troost-Ekong

  • 46'
    46'

    T. Silva

    S. Niguez

  • 60'
    60'

    H. Ziyech

    T. Chalobah

  • 65'
    65'

    H. Ziyech

  • 69'
    69'

    R. Lukaku

    C. Azpilicueta

  • 73'
    73'

    H. Ziyech

  • 73'
    73'

    J. Kucka

    I. Louza

  • 84'
    84'

    T. Cleverley

  • 84'
    84'

    D. Rose

  • 85'
    85'

    J. Ngakia

    T. Cleverley

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Watford will host Manchester City on the 4th of December with a 13-0 head to head stats in favor of Manchester City (2 draws).

Chelsea will play away with West Ham United on the 4th of December with a 19-5 head to head stats in favor of Chelsea (6 draws).

Watford: Formation and Lineups

Watford started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Claudio Ranieri chose to play with the following team: Daniel Bachmann (6.6), Kiko Femenía (6.3), William Troost-Ekong (6.3), Craig Cathcart (6.1), Adam Masina (6.8), Imrân Louza (6.7), Emmanuel Dennis (8.1), Tom Cleverley (6.8), Moussa Sissoko (7.0), João Pedro (6.7) and Joshua King (6.9).

Substitutes

Watford made 3 changes: A. Masina for D. Rose (12′), I. Louza for J. Kucka (73′) and T. Cleverley for J. Ngakia (85′).

Top player: Emmanuel Dennis

The player who no doubt impressed Watford the most was Emmanuel Dennis.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 27 passes (70% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 11 duels out of 19. He performed 3 crosses.

Chelsea: Formation and Lineups

Chelsea started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the other side, Thomas Tuchel played with: Edouard Mendy (7.2), Trevoh Chalobah (6.6), Andreas Christensen (7.1), Antonio Rüdiger (7.5), César Azpilicueta (6.7), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (6.7), Saúl Ñíguez (6.6), Marcos Alonso (6.8), Mason Mount (8.5), Christian Pulišić (6.5) and Kai Havertz (7.6).

Substitutes

Chelsea made 3 changes: S. Niguez for T. Silva (46′), T. Chalobah for H. Ziyech (60′) and C. Azpilicueta for R. Lukaku (69′).

Top player: Mason Mount

The player who no doubt impressed Chelsea the most was Mason Mount.

His rating is (8.5) with 1 goal, 20 passes (65% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premier League

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