PLAYER RATING: CHELSEA VS WATFORD

Chelsea had it very tough against Marco Silva’s Watford, but a super comeback in the second-half gave Chelsea all three points and moved the Blues up to 4th position.

See how the players fared in this game:

Courtois: Made a couple of good saves in the first-half and was well beaten for the two Watford goals. 6/10

Rudiger: Solid game in the first-half as he kept making solid tackles after the other but slowed down after picking up a yellow card. Solid showing from the German. 6.5/10

Luiz: Started the game brightly by making sure Deeney was rendered ineffective. Won his aerial duels well, made some important tackles and was Chelsea’s best defender today. 7/10

Cahill: Had a good game and made one important block, but will be unhappy with the manner the team’s defence looked shaky for the first ten minutes of the second-half. 6/10

Bakayoko: had some good and bad moments in the game. Made the mistake that led to Pereyra’s goal , and also assisted Batshuayi for his second goal. 6/10

Fabregas: He found his teammates with some good passing but the game flew by him in midfield at times. Missed a good chance in the first-half but Gomes held on to his audacious chip. 6/10

Azpilicueta: Started out as a centre-back but ended as a left wing-back as he scored a crucial third goal for Chelsea. 7.5/10

Alonso: Average display by the Spaniard before being substituted for Willian with over 20 minutes left. 6/10

Pedro: Scored the opener with a wonderful shot from outside the box. Worked very hard for the team and was full of energy. 8/10

Hazard: Made some good runs, was dangerous today and assisted Pedro for his goal. 7.5/10

Morata: Looked off pace today and didn’t have much influence on the game before being taken off for Batshuayi on the hour mark. 5.5/10

Subs

Batshuayi: Was definitely the match changer. Came on for Morata with 30 minutes left and brought a focal point for the team. Scored a powerful header to level the scores 2-2 and showed strength to score the fourth. 9/10

Willlian: Replaced Hazard with 22 minutes left and brought extra bite to the Chelsea attack. He assisted Azpilicueta’s goal with a wonderful cross. 7/10

Zappacosta: Came on for Pedro with just four minutes left of normal time and an extra five minutes of added time, and he was lively as well. 6/10

About the Author

VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.