Batshuayi comes to rescue for Chelsea as Watford rue missed chances

Michy Batshuayi bagged a brace as Chelsea came from 2-1 down to win 4-2 against Watford – who missed some crucial chances to put the game beyond doubt.

Two consecutive defeats in the Premier League for Antonio Conte’s side had piled the pressure on the Italian, but a stunning goal from Pedro gave the Blues the best possible start. Chelsea were never convincing defensively however and they were pegged back on the stroke of half-time when Abdoulaye Doucoure’s smart finish levelled the scores.

Richarlison missed a golden opportunity to put Watford ahead after the restart, but the Brazilian made amends moments later when he picked out Roberto Pereyra who did convert. Richarlison then missed another huge chance.

Conte changed to a 4-4-2 formation, introducing Michy Batshuayi, and it was the substitute who transformed the game in Chelsea’s favour; the Belgian levelled the scores before Cesar Azpilicueta grabbed a dramatic late goal to give the hosts the lead.

Batshuayi then completed the scoring in injury-time to ensure Chelsea leapfrog the Hornets into fourth place.

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