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Premier League • Day 14
  • 2nd Half
  • Watford
  • Chelsea
  • CleverleyNgakia
    85'
  • Rose
    84'
  • Cleverley
    84'
  • LouzaKucka
    73'
  • Ziyech
    72'
  • Lukaku
    69'
  • Ziyech
    66'
  • Ziyech
    60'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Watford
  • Chelsea
  • SaúlSilva
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Watford
  • Chelsea
  • Troost-Ekong
    45'
  • Alonso
    45'
  • Louza
    45'
  • Dennis
    43'
  • Mount
    29'
  • Saúl
    16'
  • MasinaRose
    13'
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Watford - Chelsea

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FULL TIME 

A hard-fought victory for Chelsea but one they may remember if they win the title in May. Thanks for following the match with us.

90+6' 

The ball fell to Kiko on the edge of the box but his effort was deflected over.

90+3' 

A rocket from Kucka, with shades of Johnny Metgod, but Mendy tips over the bar.

90' 

Pulisic brings Dennis down 35 yards from goal giving Watford a chance to swing a ball into the area.

85'

Cleverley has been replaced by Ngakia.

84'

Ziyech is brought down on the edge of the Watford box by Rose and he picks up a booking as does Cleverley for complaining.

82' 

Lovely counter-attack from Chelsea with Havertz racing down the left flank before crossing for Ziyech whose header was saved by Bachmann.

80' 

Watford look to be tiring now. It will be interesting to see if they can get their attacking stars into the game in the last ten minutes or so.

75' 

A nasty clash of heads between Ziyech and Catchart which the Moroccan seems to have got the worst of.

74'

Watford have brought Kucka on for Louza.

72'

GOAL FOR CHELSEA! Mount gets to the by-line on the left and pulls back for Ziyech who rifles a ball into the roof of the net.

70'

Azpilicueta comes off for Lukaku. Who knows what system Chelsea will play now.

68' 

Havertz races diagonally to the left hand side of the Watford defence but shoots straight at Bachmann.

60'

Chalobah looks like he's tweaked his hamstring and he will now come off for Ziyech. You'd presume Mount goes back in a two in midfield with Loftus-Cheek now. Not ideal defensively perhaps.

57' 

Cleverley went through on goal. Mendy came 35 yards out of his goal and cleared but then hurt himself. It seems Cleverley accidently fell on his ankle.

54' 

Horrible thud from Pulisic on falling into the advertising hoardings. He seems alright.

52' 

Loftus-Cheek puts the ball behind the back four for Havertz but he is dispossessed.

51' 

Havertz races for the by-line and pulls back for Mount but Troost-Ekong gets their first and calmly clears.

49' 

Cleverly races forward and plays Josh King in on the left flank who drives a ball across the six-yard box which Rudiger clears.

46'

Watford get the second half underway. It looks like it will be Chalobah in midfield.

21:09

Saul has been brought off for Thiago Silva. It will be interesting to see who plays in midfield. You would imagine Chalobah.

HALF TIME

Half time nearly an hour and a quarter after the game kicked off. We've had to wait but it's been worth it.

45+5'

Booking for Troost-Ekong for a foul on Mount. He is very angry about it because he won the ball first before his follow through hit the Chelsea man.

45+4' 

Lovely bal from Dennis through to Sissoko making a great run behind the Chelsea defence but he makes very little contact and a relieved Mendy gathers the ball.

45+3' 

The free kick was played to Rose free on the edge of the box but he makes a poor connection which was going wide even if it hadn't hit the crowd of players.

45+2'

Alonso now in the book for pushing over Dennis just outside the right hand side of the penalty area.

45'

Louza goes into the book for a foul on Alonso.

43'

GOAL FOR WATFORD! This Dennis is a player. A Sissoko pass gets him behind the Chelsea defence and then shimmies in front of Rudiger before shooting through his legs and into the far corner.

42' 

Azpilicueta shoots from distance but well wwide of the target.

39' 

Clash of heads between Troost-Ekong and Loftus-Cheek and both are getting treatment.

36' 

A lovely flick from Dennis sets up Rose in the left hand side of the area and he hits it firmly but straight at Mendy who blocks the effort.

32'

GOAL CANCELLED! Havertz slips the ball home after being played in by Mount but the England star waited too long to play the through-ball and the German striker was clearly offside.

29'

GOAL FOR CHELSEA! Alonso brings a ball over the top from Rudiger down in the box beautifully and he passes inside to Havertz, who squares against to Mount and he sidefoots it home.

28' 

Mount puts a good cross in from the left flank which Cathcart clears away.

24' 

But for that Mount chance, Watford are not making it easy for Chelsea to play through them.

19'

Off the post! Loftus-Cheek puts the ball over the top for Mount who hits a half-volley against the near post.

17' 

Louza shoots the free kick into the wall and then sends the rebound wide of the goal.

16'

Dennis is broight down on the edge of the box by Saul who picks up a yellow card.

13'

Danny Rose comes on for Masina and we are back underway...

19:58 

The spectator has been stabilised and an ambulance wll shortly arrive at the stadium, after which the players will have a five-minute warm-up then resume playing.

19:55 

The players are stlll off and no sign yet of them coming back on.

13' 

The game is now being held up for a medical condition in the crowd and the players will leave the field for the time being.

10' 

Masina has gone down holding his thigh and looks like he'll have to come off.

8' 

Another good cross from Cleverly but Mendy comes out to claim well. Though he injured himself clashing with Azpilicueta and will get some treatment.

6'

A superb cross from Kiko is deflected by Azpilicueta's knee and only a brilliant full-length stop from Mendy keeps it out.

3'

Cleverly gets to the by-line and crosses back for Joao Pedro whose effort would have gone in if Chalobah hadn't cleared off the line.

2' 

Watford not letting Chelsea settle on the ball at all in their own third of the pitch.

1'

Chelsea get us underway...

19:23 

Just a few minutes from kick-off here. All the top three in action so things could change at the summit. Norwich and Newcastle drawing was a good result for the Hornets yesterday. They would love a point to likely lift themselves four points clear of the bottom three.

19:13 

Chelsea are a 1/3 shot to win tonight, with Watford as big as 9/1 and the draw 9/2.

19:03 

Overall there are six changes for Chelsea with Christensen, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Pulisic and Mount and also starting and Thiago Silva, James, Werner, Hudson-Odoi and Ziyech rested. All bar James are on the bench.

18:53 

Watford's only change from the 4-2 defeat to Leicester at the weekend is Joao Pedro starting in place of Juan Hernandez.

18:43 

The big team news is that Saul Nigurez starts in the Premier League for just the second time for Chelsea alongside Ruben Loftus-Cheek. While obvious talents, very much a second-string midfield pairing.

18:36 

This is the side Thomas Tuchel has selected tonight...

18:34 

This is how the Hornets are lining up against the Premier League leaders...

18:30 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea. I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following the game with you.