Champions Chelsea fought back to claim a 4-2 victory over Watford, but despite the result, will Antonio Conte and Marco Silva be happy with how their teams played? Let’s see how the players rated.
Courtois – 6
Not a great day for the Belgian stopper. Beaten at his near post by Doucoure for the equaliser.
Rudiger – 5
Really struggled to get a handle on Richarlison, had the young Watford man been more clinical the Hornets might have been out of sight.
David Luiz – 5
Poor game for the Brazilian. Failed to impose himself on the game and his poor positioning and his weak header led to Watford’s equaliser.
Cahill – 5
Very bad game for the England man. Often out of position and seemed off the pace.
Azpilicueta – 7.5
Worked hard up and down the flank and was as dependable as always, took his goal well to give Chelsea the win.
Fabregas – 6
Went missing when Watford started to impose themselves on the game, missed a chip when a simpler finish probably would have done the job.
Bakayoko – 6.5
Always hard to fill the boots of N’golo Kante but he kept things moving without ever controlling things in the middle of the park.
Alonso – 5
Very quiet game from the Spaniard. Didn’t offer much going forward, just about coped defensively.
Pedro – 8
Scored a superb goal to get the game going and laid on the assist for Batshuayi’s equaliser. Always a threat.
Morata – 6
Showed some good touches but failed to trouble Watford’s defence too much.
Hazard – 6.5
Disappointing day out for Hazard who couldn’t seem to find a way in to the game and couldn’t find a way through Watford’s well organised defence.
Zappacosta – N/A
Made a real difference when he came on for Alonso. His strong running and energy proved too much for Watford as they faded late on.
Two goals from the bench to equalise and then kill the game sends a strong message to Antonio Conte. Batshuayi is prepared to fight for his place and won’t be replaced easily.
Gomes – 6
Not at fault for any of the goals but still, can’t get a seven when you concede four goals.
Mariappa – 6.5
Had a tough day at the office, hacked down Pedro but also made a superb clearance over his own bar.
Kabasele – 7
The Belgian defender was excellent throughout and kept Morata very quiet. Was unlucky that his header found its way to Azpilicueta for the Chelsea man to score the winner.
Britos – 5
It was all going well for the Watford centre-back but as he tired his head seemed to go and Batshuayi twice took advantage to score and break Hornet hearts.
Femenia – 7
Superb throughout especially early in the second half as Watford took control of the game. Had Richarlison been more clinical he would have a few assists to his name.
Cleverley – 7
Settling in to this side very well. Silva seems to be encouraging him to get forward and he was unlucky to see a few efforts blocked.
Doucoure – 7.5
Took his goal well and worked like a trojan. Superb.
Holebas – 5
Had a nightmare in the end. Three goals came from down his flank. One to forget.
Pereyra – 6.5
His goal was a fine reward for his solid performance. Sad to see him go off injured.
Deeney – 6
Worked hard, fought, did all the nasty bits but didn’t have the same impact as he did against Arsenal.
Richarlison – 7
Looks a serious talent and set up Pereyra to give Watford the lead but should have had two goals himself. Better finishing and Watford would have won the game.
Watson – 5
Beaten far too easily by Willian in the build up to the winner.
Carrillo – N/A
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