Chelsea empfängt den abstiegsbedrohten FC Watford. Holen sich die Blues wichtige drei Punkte im Kampf um die Champions League Plätze? In einem einseitigen Spiel schlägt der FC Chelsea seine Kontrahenten mit Watford kam defensiv nicht in die Zweikämpfe und konnte vorne für keinerlei. Premier League, Sp. S, U, N, Tore. Zu Hause, 11, 6, 3, 2, Auswärts, 11, 6, 1, 4, ∑, 22, 12, 4, 6, Championship, Sp. S, U, N, Tore.
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Chelsea Watford RELATED ARTICLES VideoWATFORD 1-2 CHELSEA - DEULOFEU, ABRAHAM \u0026 PULISIC GOALS
As such, for Watford, it was a job well done. They focused their effort on getting ten men — and sometimes eleven, with Troy Deeney tracking back — behind the ball.
It didn't make for the greatest spectacle, however. The breakthrough came on 27 minutes, with Chelsea at their best. Mount strode purposely towards the box — his default mode - to release Barkley.
With a disguised pass that bamboozled his opponents, he touched it forwards to Olivier Giroud. Ben Foster has enjoyed an impressive season for Watford but has been frustrated by the players in front of him.
After his opener Giroud was frustrated as he missed good chances to add to his tally amid a much-needed run of games.
Barkley's lashed effort high into the net formed part of an impressive night earning Frank Lampard's trust after earlier issues. The Frenchman let the ball run, waited for Craig Dawson's sliding challenge to overshoot and then struck the ball back across the defender and beyond Ben Foster to squeeze the at the far post.
Pulisic was responsible for creating the second on 44 minutes, driving into the Watford box and heading for the by-line.
But Pulisic's runs induce this kind of fearful reaction and is growing into his place in this Chelsea team. Mason Mount put in a superb display in midfield, with his superb pass to Ross Barkley crucial in the build up to Giroud's goal.
Kepa Arrizabalaga earned a clean-sheet to take pressure off his shoulders, with criticism from fans mounting this season.
Willian stepped up to take the penalty, confidently driving it to the right of Ben Foster for and leaving Watford somewhat lost in terms of strategy come half time, as there now seemed little prospect of points from this game.
Other than a Nathaniel Chalobah free kick, driven high into The Shed End, on 24 minutes and a few hopeful corners, they created nothing of note prior to that.
Truly, his task was lonely and he was withdrawn on 64 minutes, doubtless with the vital Norwich game in mind.
Willian and Giroud continued to torment on occasion though pretty much everyone knew the minute spell in the first half had settled the game.
Chelsea are desperate to secure a Champions League place this season to continue their rapid progress under Lampard. Troy Deeney found himself frustrated as Chelsea were rock-solid at the back, a turnaround after Wednesday's performance.
Watford did venture forward occasionally. But there was precious little threat. A Hughes free kick met by Dawson's head which just cleared Kepa's crossbar on 75 minutes was the first moment where there was any need for Chelsea to worry.
And Danny Welbeck made Kepa stretch with a shot across goal in 81 minutes, their best chance. There was an enjoyable look at what Chelsea are becoming in the final fifteen minutes, when Callum Hudson-Odoi making his first minutes since lockdown came on with Ruben Loftus Cheek and Tammy Abraham, and Billy Gilmour following shortly after.
That meant Chelsea had six acaedamy graduates on the pitch, which is becoming the norm for them now but a far cry from the club the used to be.
Rhys James made it back into the Chelsea line-up for the first time since lockdown as Cesar Azpilicueta moved over to the left.
The Blues move into their next game against Crystal Palace with their tails up as they hunt down Leicester City in third.
It was Barkley who finished off the comfortable win, turning in Cesar Azpilcueta's cross on 88 minutes, Chelsea still playing at relentless pace to this finish and never threatened by their opponents.
If lawyers in Switzerland confirm that Manchester City are banned from the Champions League, fifth may be good enough for Lampard and Wolves' defeat makes that much more likely now.
Still, they won't rest until fourth is secured, which is where they sit tonight. That's it. An easy night for Frank Lampard's side who climb back into the top four.
Olivier Giroud and Willian gave the hosts a two-goal advantage in the first half and Ross Barkley added a third in the dying moments of the match.
Subs: Mariappa 6 , Hughes 6 , Femenia 5. Man of the Match: Tammy Abraham. Chelsea started the day 16 places and 15 points ahead of Watford in the table - and the gulf between the two sides took just five minutes to surface.
Jorginho's instinctive first-time through ball released Abraham in behind the static Watford backline, and the in-form striker notched his 10th goal of the season with a clinical lob over the on-rushing Foster.
Chelsea threatened to run away with contest inside the opening 20 minutes and would have done had it not been for the inspired Foster, who produced a fine reflex save to deny Abraham a second after a deflected Mason Mount shot fell in his path before a looping Pulisic header was tipped behind.
Watford's cause was hampered by the loss of captain Craig Cathcart to injury, but they nearly drew level on 39 minutes when from lax Chelsea defending allowed Deulofeu to drift in from the right and flash a low shot inches wide.
Normal service resumed before the interval, though, as a stunning fingertip save from Foster tipped a thunderous Mount drive onto the crossbar, keeping Watford in the game when Chelsea should have been out of sight.
A fine block from Fikayo Tomori prevented Andre Gray from capitalising on Chelsea surrendering possession early in the second half, but it wasn't long before Foster was called upon again to parry a near-post drive from Mount wide.
And the Chelsea pressure finally told on 55 minutes when Willian found Abraham down the right channel and his inch-perfect cross set up Pulisic for the simplest of tap-ins - his fourth goal in two league matches.
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