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85'
Emerson
C. Hudson-Odoi
82'
I. Success
Deulofeu
80'
R. Barkley
M. Kovačić
67'
Domingos Quina
K. Sema
58'
E. Hazard
Goal (Pen)
58'
B. Foster
Thẻ vàng
Trận đấu bắt đầu
45' + 3'
R. Pereyra
Goal
45' + 3'
J. Holebas
Kiến tạo
45' + 1'
M. Kovačić
Kiến tạo
45' + 1'
E. Hazard
Goal
43'
C. Hudson-Odoi
Pedro
16'
A. Mariappa
C. Kabasele
Trận đấu bắt đầu
3
1
3
0

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Eden Hazard's 100th and 101st Chelsea goals help the Blues edge a tense match at Vicarage Road to re-establish themselves in the Premier League's top four. The Belgian opened the scoring in first-half stoppage-time before Roberto Pereyra equalised just two minutes later, but Hazard would have the last laugh as his second-half penalty helped Chelsea claim maximum points.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: WATFORD 1-2 CHELSEA.
90' + 2' Chelsea have seen this out in a very professional manner. They have completely silenced the crowd at Vicarage Road, who have barely seen their side carve out a chance since the restart. There's still a job left for the Blues to do, but Sarri will have to be thrilled with how they have responded to Pereyra's equaliser.
90' There will be four minutes added on at the end of this match.
89' DEFLECTED WIDE! Cathcart gets a touch on a curling Willian effort on the end of a tidy counter, but Foster reacts superbly to get his fingertips to it, pushing it beyond the post! Still, the ball is at the wrong end of the pitch right now as far as Watford are concerned.
87' The circumstances were obviously quite different, but Watford scored three times in the final six minutes in this fixture last season - a 4-1 win over Chelsea. They don't partucilarly look like scoring here, though, with Chelsea the ones queuing up - Jorginho narrowly missing the top corner with a strike from 20 yards.
Emerson
C. Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea
85' The final change of the match for either side sees Emerson replace Hudson-Odoi, as Sarri opts to bring on another defender. It's a first Premier League appearance of the season for Emerson.
84' Kante has had four touches in Waftord's box during this game - only once before has he had more in the oppositions box in a single Premier League game for Chelsea (five v Arsenal back in August).
I. Success
Deulofeu
Watford
82' Watford's final change of the match sees Success replace Deulofeu up top. That means the Spaniard's streak of never scoring in three successive top-flight matches will continue.
R. Barkley
M. Kovačić
Chelsea
80' Chelsea's second change of the night sees Barkley replace Kovacic in midfield.
79' NOT FAR AWAY! How much ground did Kante cover there?! About 70 yards from the start of that run, probably! He sprints forward before finally being played through by Hazard, but drags his shot inches wide of the far post in the end! Back the other way come Watford and Deeney lifts a first-time effort just over the top corner on the end of a cross from Pereyra!
77' Another free-kick for Watford, who are getting the ball forward at every opportunity now. Deeney's hold-up play lures Luiz into a foul, but the delivery from Pereyra from 35 yards is poor and Luiz is in turn fouled as a free-kick is awarded the other way.
75' Encouraging from Watford as Quina wins a free-kick just a few yards to the left of the penalty area, following a foul by Kante. These are the sorts of opportunities the Hornets will be looking for, with their height, but they're going to need better deliveries than that! This one from Deulofeu is easily headed clear at the near post by Kovacic.
73' CLOSE! Willian so nearly puts the game to bed out of nothing as Chelsea break through Hazard, who picks out the Brazilian, but Willian smacks his effort off the post from 15 yards!
71' Watford appear to be playing with a front three now as Quina has joined Deulofeu and Deeney up top. The Hornets certainly have plenty of height in the side, but can they get balls into the box to exploit it?
69' Quina's first contribution is a foul in his own end as he trips up Jorginho. Frustration is certainly building for the hosts, who are struggling to win the ball back when Cheslea get in possession. Their frustrations won't be alleviated here either, with Chelsea in no rush to take this free-kick.
Domingos Quina
K. Sema
Watford
67' A second Watford change sees Quina come on in place of Sena on the wing. The enterprising teenager will try and provide Watford with a spark in attack.
64' Chelsea are looking in control since taking the lead back, luring Watford forward before closing them down when they get into attack. Watford are going to have to dig deep here to find yet another equaliser.
62' Hazard has been directly involved in 19 goals in the Premier League this season (10 goals, nine assists); the most of any player in the competition.
60' It really was a rush of blood to the head from Foster, who didn't need to get off his line and challenge Hazard, who was played forward by Jorginho's excellent ball over the top. Nonetheless it was a clear penalty, but the Watford supporters will feel they should have had one of their own and they are putting the referee under intense pressure now.
E. Hazard
Goal (Pen)
Chelsea
58' CHELSEA BACK IN FRONT! 2-1! Lovely, cool and clinical from Hazard, who sends Foster the wrong way and thumps a finish in to put Chelsea ahead once again.
B. Foster
Thẻ vàng
Watford
58' PENALTY TO CHELSEA! This will do nothing to please the Watford supporters! Having being denied a penalty moments earlier at one end, the Hornets concede one at the other as Foster is caught flat-footed before taking down Hazard, who got around him without issue.
56' It's really coming to life now, with these supporters urging Watford forward at every opportunity. The hosts are starting to take control a bit, as you can almost feel the momentum shifting in their favour.
54' NO PENALTY! Boos ring out around Vicarage Road with Luiz again at the centre of attention. Deulofeu takes on Luiz and pokes the ball beyond him before trying to sprint past. The defender sort of barges into him, sending him to ground, but the referee says no! Deulofeu certainly had a case there...
52' Eden Hazard has become the 10th player to score 100 goals in all competitions for Chelsea.
50' Kante continues his role higher up the pitch, making a delayed run to try and get on the end of an inviting ball over the top from Luiz, but Foster is wise to it. Chelsea are asking the questions early in this second half.
48' Hudson-Odoi spent half-time out on the pitch finishing his warm-up after being called upon late in the first half. He senses how big an opportunity this is, as he's making his first Premier League appearance of the season.
46' Back underway at Vicarage Road!
Chelsea's goal suggested things would have to open up in the second half, but that quick Watford response has changed things once again. Either way, hopefully this is a sign of what is to come after the break.
A breathtaking finish to an otherwise stale first half at Vicarage Road has this match brilliantly poised ahead of the final 45 minutes, with Eden Hazard and Roberto Pereyra exchanging goals in stoppage-time with the first shots on target in the match.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: WATFORD 1-1 CHELSEA.
R. Pereyra
Goal
Watford
45' + 3' STUNNER! IT'S 1-1 AND PARITY IS RESTORED! Absolutely sensational technique from Pereyra, who stands away from a crowded penalty area as he meets a corner and lashes a quite magnificently struck volley in at the near post! That is out of the top drawer!
J. Holebas
Kiến tạo
Watford
45' + 3' Holebas picked out Pereyra with his corner, as he provides the assist.
M. Kovačić
Kiến tạo
Chelsea
45' + 1' Kovacic had to be decisive in the build-up in order for Chelsea to take that chance and he was, as he provided the assist.
E. Hazard
Goal
Chelsea
45' + 1' CHELSEA HAVE THE BREAKTHROUGH! 1-0! Deeney's stray pass in midfield is pounced upon by Kovacic, who quickly springs Hazard. The Belgian rounds Foster and finishes quite easily to snatch the lead on the stroke of half-time!
45' There will be a minimum of four minutes added on at the end of this first half as a result of the lengthy stoppage stemming from Kabasele's injury.
C. Hudson-Odoi
Pedro
Chelsea
43' Pedro appears to have strained a muscle following that last sprint, and he's replaced by Hudson-Odoi in a straight swap on the right flank.
41' Expertly timed challenge! Kante springs Hazard who jaunts forward. The ball is poked away from him, but into the path of Pedro who pounces and bursts into the area. Capoue tracks back, however, sliding in at the vital moment to deny the Spaniard a breakaway! The timing had to be perfect there so as not to concede a penalty, and it was.
39' Deulofeu has scored in his last two league games – he’s never scored in three consecutive top-flight matches before.
37' Luiz to the rescue! Important defending from the Brazilian who gets a vital block in to deny Deeney from 10 yards, after Deulofeu did so well to square for his strike partner. Then the centre-half is at it again moments later to clear the resulting corner.
35' Deulofeu appeals for a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area, right up against the touchline, after bursting forward on a run. He lacked support, however, and tried to lure Luiz into a foul instead, but the referee is having none of it.
33' Chances missed at both ends! Watford counter with terrific pace as Pereyra is sprung down the left before picking out Doucoure with a lovely cross-pitch pass, but the midfielder skies his effort. Back the other way come Chelsea and Azpilicueta nearly picks out Hazard with a clever ball across the face of goal, but Hazard just can't get the decisive touch.
31' Despite seeing much more of the ball, Chelsea have arguably been the less threatening side. It's just been so tame from Chelsea, who are felling the effects of lacking a true target man up top.
29' Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League games played on Boxing Day (W8 D5), since a 2-4 loss at Charlton in 2003-04.
27' Much better! Deulofeu and Sema link up encouragingly, with the latter cutting inside and trying to bend a left-footed strike in at the far post, but Jorginho gets the block in!
26' Watford need to start testing this Chelsea defence with some quick, positive build-up play. The hosts certainly have the skilled players in attack to threaten on the break, but there simply hasn't been that desire shown by them so far.
24' This fixture has been a breeding ground for goals in recent memory, but there hardly looks to be one in this match thus far. Watford are surprisingly content with sitting back here and putting the responsibility on Chelsea.
22' The Kabasele injury has really taken the sting out of this match, which had very little sting to begin with. Chelsea are dominating possession, but they're hardly doing much with it.
20' There's a good back and forth about this match, with neither side really getting a firm grip on proceedings. Watford have not done much with their build-up play, but they've organised themselves really well and and made life frustrating for the visitors.
18' Watford are looking to record back-to-back competitive wins against Chelsea for the first time since April 1987.
A. Mariappa
C. Kabasele
Watford
16' Mariappa replaces Kabasele in a straight swap at the heart of defence.
15' Kabasele gave it a go over the last two minutes, but he's gone down again here as the training staff are asked to come out once again, this time to escort him off the pitch. His night is unfortunately coming to an early end.
13' Play finally resumes here, and it does so with Capoue in the centre of defence for Watford, who are playing a man light as Kabasele is still being tended to. It looks like a back injury here, and the crowd embraces him with a big applause as he's spotted jogging on the touchline. He may have escaped that with nothing more than a nasty bruise.
11' There's a lengthy delay here as Kabasele is being tended to by the training staff following a nasty collision with the post following that Willian chance. He slid in at full speed trying to clear that effort, and collided hard with the frame of the goal.
9' TWO BIG CHANCES! An ugly giveaway by Kepa - the world's most expensive goalkeeper - is gifted to Deulofeu, but he tries to pull off a back-heel pass instead of just taking a shot and the chance is quickly gone! Back the other way come Chelsea and Willian is sprung behind the defence and rounds the keeper before putting his effort off the post and behind from a tight angle!
7' The last four games between Watford and Chelsea in the Premier League have seen 21 goals scored (Watford 10 goals, Chelsea 11 goals), at an average of 5.3 per game.
5' Neither side are particularly keep to push the tempo in possession, instead content with patiently building through the middle. Given the pace as to which they're both playing, it's almost as if neither want to make the first mistake.
3' There's a lot to like about this final Boxing Day fixture, and it's started encouragingly. Both sides have come out very bright, looking to assert their influence on the match. The first chance falls to Pedro, but he's unable to hit the target with a decent effort from over 20 yards.
1' AND THEY'RE OFF! Watford in their yellow and black home strip as they get the match underway, with Chelsea in blue.
SUBS: Olivier Giroud, Cesc Fabregas, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Emerson, Ross Barkley, Gary Cahill, Willy Caballero.
CHELSEA (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso; N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Willian, Pedro, Eden Hazard.
SUBS: Heurelho Gomes, Tom Cleverley, Isaac Success, Adam Masina, Stefano Okaka, Adrian Mariappa, Domingos Quina.
WATFORD (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele, Craig Cathcart, Jose Holebas; Ken Sema, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Etienne Capoue, Roberto Pereyra; Gerard Deulofeu, Troy Deeney.
Despite losing to Leicester at the weekend, Maurizio Sarri names an unchanged side. Alvaro Morata returned to training after injuring himself in the final Europa League group match, but he's not made the matchday squad tonight. Eden Hazard again plays as a false nine, flanked by Willian and Pedro.
Javi Gracia names an unchanged side from the 2-0 defeat over West Ham at the weekend, with Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu - who has scored goals in two straight - resuming their partnership up top. Ken Sema and Roberto Pereyra provide support on the flanks, with Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue holding down the fort in the middle of the park.
Watford come into the match in good form on the back of successive victories, sitting just below the top six, but they have lost each of their last four matches against the ‘big six’ sides after beating Spurs in August. What sort of response can they produce?
Just twice previously have Chelsea tasted defeat this season, and they’ve responded excellently on both occasions, beating Manchester City after their loss to Wolves, and hammering PAOK and Fulham after falling to Spurs. Sarri will be demanding the same result today.
Chelsea will have bad memories from their trip to Vicarage Road last season, collapsing late as they slumped to a 4-1 defeat on a cold February night which really seemed to cement the looming end of Antonio Conte’s tenure.
Christmas was nearly cancelled at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea’s loss to Leicester City at the weekend, but Maurizio Sarri will be expecting quite the response from his side today as they look to avoid losing more ground in the top-four race.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this final Boxing Day Premier League match as Watford welcome Chelsea to Vicarage Road!
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