Back-to-back league defeats for Chelsea. Following the 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday, the Blues followed that up with an equally as disappointing 4-1 loss away to Watford. Antonio Conte’s side were reduced to ten men after half an hour after Tiemoue Bakayoko received his marching orders. Troy Deeney opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, before Eden Hazard equalised with around eight minutes remaining. The Hornets then scored three times in the remaining time to claim a brilliant win. Daryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu, and Roberto Pereyra all netted for the home side. Here’s how the Chelsea players rated last night:
Thibaut Courtois – 4
Fouled Deulofeu to give away the penalty which led to the opening goal. Would have been very disappointed to have conceded another three.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 4
Left Deeney unmarked early on from a corner, but his blushes were spared after a miskick from the striker. Not the best from the Spaniard.
David Luiz – 4
Came in for the injured Andreas Christensen and looked completely off the pace. Deeney had the better of him on a number of occasions.
Gary Cahill – 4
Another defender to have a poor game, Cahill should’ve done better in many aspects of his game. The Watford attack had an easy time getting past him.
Victor Moses – 5
He made a few good runs forward, but the Chelsea box lacked a main attacking threat for the majority of the game, his crosses went astray.
Tiemoue Bakayoko – 2
Life just doesn’t get much better for Bakayoko at Chelsea. Stray passes and countless possession lost, his evening was ended after 30 minutes after two yellow cards.
N’Golo Kante – 5
Had to cover Bakayoko’s work after his sending off, which limited his play. As a result, he couldn’t dictate and dominate the midfield.
Davide Zappacosta – 5
Looked bright at times, but didn’t offer too much going forward. Faded slightly in the second half.
Willian – 5
Sacrificed after Bakayoko’s sending off, didn’t really make an impact.
Eden Hazard – 6
Scored Chelsea’s equaliser with a brilliant finish out of nowhere, but was otherwise quiet.
Pedro – 5
Energetic as usual, but didn’t really produce much.
Cesc Fabregas – 5
Came on to sure the midfield up after the side were reduced to ten men. But didn’t really change the game.
Olivier Giroud – 6
Encouraging on his Chelsea debut, the Frenchman did well to drag away the defenders which allowed the space for Hazard to score.