LONDON. Chelsea topped Watford to win 2-1. A goal from R. Barkley was decisive in the 90min. It was Chelsea to strike first with a goal of K. Havertz at the 11′. Then it was a goal in the 87′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. Barkley gave the win to Chelsea in the 90′ minute with a goal. Chelsea was vastly superior ball possession (72%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London on Sunday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Mike Dean who was helped by Ian Hussin and Darren Cann. The 4th official was John Busby. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22 degrees Celsius or 71.67 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 37%.
Chelsea was in firm control of the ball 72% while Watford was struggling with a 28% ball possession.
Chelsea was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Chelsea won the encounter.
Chelsea shot 20 times, 8 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Watford shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Chelsea. On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Watford.
After playing this match, Chelsea will have 71 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Watford will stay with 23 points to stay in the 19th place.
Chelsea: Formation and Lineups
Chelsea started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Thomas Tuchel chose to play with the following team: Edouard Mendy , César Azpilicueta , Thiago Silva , Antonio Rüdiger , Reece James , N’Golo Kanté , Saúl Ñíguez , Kenedy , Hakim Ziyech , Mason Mount and Kai Havertz .
Chelsea made 3 changes: Kenedy for M. Sarr (59′), A. Rudiger for R. Barkley (65′) and M. Mount for B. Chilwell (90′).
Top player: Mason Mount
Probably the most impressive player in Chelsea was Mason Mount even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 44 passes (79% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 4 crosses.
Watford: Formation and Lineups
Watford started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Roy Hodgson played with: Daniel Bachmann , Kiko Femenía , Christian Kabasele , Samir , Hassane Kamara , Moussa Sissoko , Edo Kayembe , Tom Cleverley , Joshua King , João Pedro and Ken Sema .
Watford made 3 changes: J. King for Cucho (74′), H. Kamara for A. Masina (76′) and E. Kayembe for D. Gosling (82′).
Top player: Christian Kabasele
Probably the most impressive player in Watford was Christian Kabasele.
His rating iswith 13 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6.
Results of the day
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