Chelsea News: Chelsea vs Watford – Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates

Chelsea News: Chelsea vs Watford – Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates


Chelsea host Watford as they look to secure a top four Premier League finish with Man United and Arsenal looking for the Blues to slip up in a bid to play Champions League next season Maurizio Sarri’s men are unbeaten in 11 home matches against the Hornets in all competitions as they look to extend their record and in doing so leapfrog Tottenham to go third in the league Sportmail’s Nathan Salt will provide live Premier League coverage of Huddersfield vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Watford including scores, lineups and build-up   Spencer Morgan  Host commentator Auto-update 15:51 FULL-TIME: Chelsea 3-0 Watford Chelsea rise up to third in the Premier League with a commanding victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge Ruben Loftus Cheek and David Luiz scored within two minutes of each early in the second half, before Gonzalo Higuain netted from close range to secure victory N’Golo Kante went off injured after minutes with an apparent hamstring problem.  CLICK HERE to read Adam Crafton’s match report 15:48 90 mins  Cathcart clips Hazard’s heels and picks up a late yellow card 15:46 89 mins  Cahill comes on for Luiz. 15:46 87 mins  Another miss from Giroud and it’s another wayward volley, this time from Hazard’s cross    15:44 85 mins  Poor from Giroud who scuffs his volley after being found by a cross from Luiz 15:43 84 mins  Goal disallowed!  Success thinks he’s pulled one back but his header hits Gray on its way in, making it offside   15:40 82 mins  Gray and Success replace Deeney and Deulofeu. 15:38 78 mins  Giroud replaces Higuain 15:38 76 mins  Holebas hits the bar!   Chelsea switch off in the belief Watford have won the ball illegally The referee waves play on and Holebas charges into the box before having a strike the clips the top of the crossbar 15:33 GOAL! Chelsea 3-0 Watford (Higuain)  Higuain wraps it up!  Pedro slides a fine ball into the striker who takes it first time, lifting the ball over Foster with a deft finish   15:26 67 mins  Chalobah makes way for Cleverley in midfield. 15:23 64 mins  A Chelsea break almost ends with Hazard playing in Higuain but he’s denied by a brilliant last ditch tackle from Mariappa! 15:18 60 mins  Doucoure passes up a chance to halve the deficit as his header goes over the bar 15:18 59 mins  Pedro almost makes it three!  Hazard fins the Spaniard in the box He works the ball onto his left and forces a fine low save from Foster. Higuain latches onto the loose ball with Foster on the deck, but he can only guide it wide under pressure 15:14 56 mins  Deulofeu bursts Azpilicueta before guiding a shot towards the bottom-right corner, but it fizzes just half a yard wide of the far post   15:09 GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Watford (Luiz)  Luiz doubles Chelsea’s lead.  It’s Hazard with the assist again as his swinging corner is powered in by Luiz Sarri’s half-time team talk looks to have worked wonders. 15:07 GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Watford (Loftus-Cheek)  What a start to the half for the Blues!  It’s a 14th assist of the season for Hazard whose cross from the right is headed home by Loftus-Cheek    15:05 Second half  Chelsea get us back underway.  14:48 HALF-TIME  An even half with Watford just edging things overall Tense atmosphere at Stamford Bridge. 14:43 40 mins  Pedro goes close!  The forward plays a neat one-two around a defender and arrows a shot across Foster, but it flies past the far post with the keeper looking beaten 14:38 36 mins  Hazard finds Pedro in the box. The Spaniard tries to fins the top corner with his left but doesn’t catch it well and the ball goes over 14:36 34 mins  Poor from Higuain.   A quick counter ends with the Argentine running at the Watford defence on the left He cuts inside and attempts to find Azpilicueta at the back post. Unfortunately his ball is well overhit 14:32 29 mins  Chelsea want a penalty but the referee isn’t interested.  Higuain crosses to the back post where David Luiz goes down under pressure Not enough in it. 14:25 23 mins  Chance for Hazard.  Jorginho plays a brilliant ball over the top for the Belgian whose touch lets him down, allowing Foster to come and claim Let off for Watford. 14:22 20 mins  Another chance for the visitors.  Doucoure feeds Holebas on the left side of the box The left-back takes a touch before lashing his effort about a yard over the bar. Should have done better 14:19 17 mins  Watford mount another attack and Hughes manages to squeeze it through for Deulofeu, who snatches at his shot and sends it narrowly wide 14:18 15 mins  Hazard picks up the ball on the right and lays it back to Jorginho on the edge of the box    The midfielder takes it first time, attempting to clip the ball into the far corner He doesn’t get enough height on it, however, and Foster makes a somewhat awkward save 14:15 13 mins  Watford getting the better of this game so far. The home side are having to absorb a lot of pressure and are looking to hit on the break 14:11 9 mins  Kante’s day is over.  The midfielder went down off the ball holding his hamstring  He is replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek. 14:09 8 mins  Stunning stop from Kepa!  Deeney’s header looks destined for the top corner before the Chelsea stopper manages to tip it wide with a diving save Brilliant goalkeeping.  14:07 6 min  Good effort from Gerard Deulofeu who makes room for himself just outside the box before firing a low strike just wide of the right-hand post 14:06 4 mins  Confident start from Chelsea. The first opening falls to Azpilicueta who crosses from the right but its too high and Foster can come and claim it comfortably 14:00 KICK-OFF 13:36 As it stands  The Blues need a win today or Arsenal could overtake them should they beat Brighton later this afternoon 13:30 30 minutes to kick-off 13:21 Chelsea could face Europa League hangover  The Europa League may provide Chelsea with a chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season, but research from bettingexpert shows the Blues could pay for their Thursday night exertions in the Premier League  This season’s win rate of 56% in the league falls short of their average of 60% when not participating in the Europa League, while their only other season in the competition also yielded weaker performances domestically 13:11 Watford team news  Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas, Hughes, Doucoure, Chalobah, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney 13:11 Chelsea team news  Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard 13:00 The teams have arrived 12:46 Good afternoon  And welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Watford  The Blues head into the game in fourth place, with Arsenal breathing down their necks in fifth, two points behind    Team news is expected at 1pm with kick-off at 2pm. {“id”:”6994109″,”channel”:”/sport”,”pageUrl”:”https://www dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6994109/Chelsea-vs-Watford-Premier-League-Live-score-lineups-updates html”,”status”:”running”,”modifiedOrder”:1} 0 0

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