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Chelsea - Watford
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That's it, Chelsea take all three points with a 3-0 victory.
- GoalRoss BarkleyChelsea
GOAL! Chelsea 3 (Barkley 90+2) Watford 0
Chelsea round of the evening with a lovely goal. Pulisic finds Azpilicueta on the left of the Chelsea area. Azpilicueta cuts it back to Barkley, who takes a touch to set himself from ten yards out and lifts his shot high into the net with his left foot.
GREAT CLEARANCE! Danny Welbeck skips past Christensen on the byline. He rolls it into the six-yard box for what looks like a tap-in for Hughes, but Loftus-Cheek gets a foot in to clear it.
Azpilicueta nicks the ball in midfield and races forwards. He slides it to Pulisic on the left of the area, who sees his shot blocked.
CHANCE! James whips in a perfect cross to the back post. Loftus-Cheek only seems to have to walk into the header to score but somehow puts it wide.
Pulisic really does have an excellent change of direction. He squirms through three challenges an goes over in a sandwich between the last two. Kevin Friend says no penalty, a decision upheld after a review.
- OffIsmaïla SarrWatford
- OnRoberto PereyraWatford
Another change for Watford, as Pereyra replaces Sarr.
GOOD SAVE! Chalobah finds Welbeck with a lovely, angled ball into the penalty area. Welbeck opens his body up and places a low shot to the bottom right corner, but Kepa gets a good hand on it and Chelsea scramble clear.
Masina takes the free-kick and tries a low one to the bottom corner, but Kepa gathers comfortably.
Hughes wins a free-kick for Watford after rolling Gilmour and then drawing a foul from Barkley.
- OffN'Golo KantéChelsea
- OnBilly GilmourChelsea
Gilmour replaces Kante for Chelsea.
Kante is down for Chelsea, and looks like he may have tweaked a hamstring.
Loftus-Cheek, Abraham and Hudson-Odoi replace Willian, Giroud and Mount for Chelsea.
Free kick for Watford. Hughes fires it in and Dawson gets there first, but his header from ten yards out flies well over the bar.
Watford test Kepa at last. Masina has a pop from thirty yards out, but it bounces once before being safely gathered by Kepa.
Sarr gets away down the right and fires a dangerous ball into the front post, which Christensen does well to clear.
GOOD SAVE! A slick break upfield from Chelsea finds Willian in space on the left. He cuts infield and shoots low from 20 yards out, which Foster parries behind for a corner. From that, Zouma climbs highest and plants his header straight at Foster from 12 yards out.
Barkley whips a dangerous ball around the back of the Watford defence, which skids through the penalty area and away.
Two changes for Watford - Masina and Cleverley replace Femenia and Deeney.
Chelsea are lording it here. Azpilicueta whips in a cross from the left and Giroud is up in the six-yard box, but times his header badly and Watford clear.
CLOSE! Great play from WIllian who picks it up near the centre circle and drives to the edge of the Watford box. He slips a ball through to Giroud, who shoots on the turn but it's smothered behind by Foster.
- OffÉtienne CapoueWatford
- OnDanny WelbeckWatford
A change for Watford, as Danny Welbeck replaces Etienne Capoue.
Pulisic and Mount combine superbly down the left. Mount gets into the area and his dangerous low cross is turned behind by Dawson.
Willian prods an angled through pass to Giroud, but it's just slightly too hard and it runs through to Foster.
Watford are pinned right back here, with all of their players 40 yards from their own goal. More Chelsea goals seems inevitable.
- Yellow cardAdrian MariappaWatford
Mariappa is booked for a late challenge on Pulisic.
Patient play from Chelsea on the edge of the Watford box. They eventually find Pulisic, who cuts in from the left but launches his shot over the bar.
The teams are back out, and we're off again.
- End of 1st Half
That's half-time, Chelsea are 2-0 up and cruising.
Pulisic and Barkley link nicely around the Watford area. Barkley tries to find Mount but he fouls his marker as the ball arrives, free kick to Watford.
Chelsea clear a Watford corner. We'll have a minimum of three extra minutes.
- Goal by penaltyWillianChelsea
GOAL! Chelsea 2 (Willian pen. 43) Watford 0
Willian steps up and places it high into the net on the right, with Foster diving the other way.
PENALTY! Pulisic bursts into the area and then cuts back quickly. Capoue catches him as he does so, and it's a penalty to Chelsea.
Mount smashes it into the wall and it bounces through safely to Foster.
A much better cross from James now, with plenty of pace, but it's just over Giroud's head and Foster comes out to punch clear. Deeney then fouls Kante and it's another free kick in a central position for Chelsea, 25 yards out.
Willian hits it into the wall and Watford clear.
Mount fires in a quick pass to Giroud on the edge of the Watford box. Kabasele bundles Giroud over, free kick to Chelsea.
Sarr firs a dangerous low cross in to near the Chelsea penalty spot. James takes no chances and puts it behind for a corner.
Watford work Femenia into a crossing position down the left, but he plonks it straight onto the head of Kante who clears for Chelsea.
That's a nice goal from Chelsea. Watford hadn't quite switched back on after the drinks break there.
- GoalOlivier GiroudChelsea
GOAL! Chelsea 1 (Giroud 28) Watford 0
Lovely stuff from Chelsea here. Mount injects some urgency, and finds Barkley in the tight gap between Watford's midfield and defence. Barley slides it to Giroud in the area, who angles a low shot back across goal and into the right corner of the net.
Chalobah takes it, but lofts his effort well over the bar. Drinks break.
Deeney finds Hughes with a brilliant switch of play out to the left. Hughes' cross is cleared to the edge of the area, where Mount brings down Capoue. Free kick in a dangerous position here for Watford...
Willian takes it, but can't clear the wall and Watford clear.
- Yellow cardÉtienne CapoueWatford
Capoue goes through the back of Giroud 25 yards from goal. That's a booking for the Watford player and a shooting chance for Chelsea.
GOOD SAVE! Willian wins the ball near the centre circle, and finds Pulisic. He in turn slides Giroud into the Watford area on the left. Giroud shoots low and back across goal, but Foster's trailing leg kicks the ball to safety.
James gets in another good crossing position for Chelsea, this time in the inside right channel, but again lofts it into the hands of Foster.
Hughes slides Femenia into the Chelsea area with a lovely pass, but his cross is then intercepted and cleared. Chelsea break, but Willian's shot from distance from a wide angle catches a deflection and floats softly into the hands of Foster.
Hughes wins a free kick for Watford in a useful position to the left of Chelsea's area. It's Hughes that whips it in, but Chelsea clear. Watford work it back to Dawson who has a lash from 35 yards out, dragging his effort well wide of goal.
James gets in a good crossing position on the right, but fires it straight into the handes of Foster.
Christensen almost gets caught trying to play out of his own area. Kepa was stranded there as Christensen stepped through one challenge - that's lucky for Chelsea.
Pulisic springs into life, beating two players before finding Mount on the left. Mount's cross is deflected behind for a corner, from which nothing comes.
Giroud takes the free kick, but hits a miserable effort straight into the wall.
Scrappy stuff so far. Chelsea have settles into possession, and win a free-kick when Capoue brings down Barkley on the edge of the area.
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The players take the knee, because black lives matter.
The teams are almost ready to go here. Your referee tonight will be Kevin Friend.
Although the league title is decided, we could be shaping up for an epic final day of fixtures. Leicester City versus Manchester United and Chelsea against Wolves could have Champions League places riding on them, while West Ham United versus Aston Villa might be two teams fighting to avoid one relegation place.
In the reverse fixture in November, Chelsea just about hung on for all three points after a late diving header from Ben Foster almost pilfered an equaliser.
Watford are looking for their first win at Stamford Bridge since a thumping 5-1 triumph on the first bank holiday Monday in May 1986, the very last game of the First Division season before the World Cup in Mexico. Their 21-year old defender David Bardsley came off the bench to bag two of the goals. It was a nightmare debut for Chelsea’s 17-year old goalkeeper Les Fridge, who never played for the club again.
Watford are mired in trouble right now. They were the first team to beat the now-champions Liverpool in the league this season, with a 3-0 victory at Vicarage Road in February. It’s their only win in their last ten though, which is completed by three draws and six defeats. Norwich look gone already, and Watford are one of four teams at the bottom battling to avoid the final two relegation places.
Frank Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager exactly one year ago. He’s got a decent season so far out of his young team, with Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner already recruited to join when it’s over. Up until a 3-2 defeat at West Ham on Wednesday, they had won all their games since football resumed. After Manchester United’s win earlier today, they have slipped to fifth; as things stand, with Manchester City banned from the Champions League next year, Chelsea are now in a four-way fight with Leicester City, United and Wolves for three qualifying places.
There are three changes for Watford tonight. Craig Cathcart, Adam Masina and Roberto Pereyra all drop to the bench and in come Christian Kabasele, Adrian Mariappa and Nathaniel Chalobah.
Chelsea make four changes after their defeat at West Ham on Wednesday. Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud all return to the side in place of Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic and Tammy Abraham.
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