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Ben Foster was Watford’s saviour as the Watford goalkeeper produced save after save to keep Watford in the tie.
Foster produced excellent saves to deny Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic glaring opportunities that looked like going in, and he didn’t end there as he headed a last gasp header late in the game that could have broken the hearts of Chelsea fans but for a world-class save from Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Foster joked he would have retired had he scored and salvaged a dramatic point for Watford in their 2-1 Premier League loss to Chelsea.
“If I score at the end, that’s me retiring,” he told BBC Sport. “Fair play to Kepa – that was some save.”
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was also full of praise for Kepa Arrizabalaga for his massive save against Watford.
The Chelsea boss said: “It was a brilliant save and we got what we deserved. Sometimes you need your goalkeeper to produce moments like that – that’s what they’re there for.
“Sometimes it can be a quiet afternoon and it certainly was for him today so I’m pleased for him. It’s great for a keeper’s confidence when those moments come.”