Chelsea v Watford, 15 May 2017

Score4-3 to Chelsea
RefereeLee Mason
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance41,473
Kick-off: 8.00pm Watford had now lost on six of their last seven visits to Stamford Bridge in all competitions.

Goals:

John Terry 22 G
César Azpilicueta 36 G
Michy Batshuayi 49 G
Cesc Fàbregas 88 G

Goals:

Etienne Capoue 24 G
Daryl Janmaat 51 G
Stefano Okaka 74 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Nathan Aké
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Defender/Midfielder Kenedy
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Willian
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender José Holebas
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender Sebastian Prödl
Defender/Centre back Adrian Mariappa
Defender/Midfielder Valon Behrami
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Tom Cleverley
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder/Forward Nordin Amrabat
Forward M'Baye Niang

Substitutions:

Ola Aina for Kenedy 75
Cesc Fàbregas for Nathaniel Chalobah 79
Pedro for Michy Batshuayi 84

Substitutions:

Stefano Okaka for M'Baye Niang 71
Troy Deeney for Etienne Capoue 90

Cards:

Nathan Aké 30 Y
Nathaniel Chalobah 58 Y

Cards:

José Holebas 4 Y
Nordin Amrabat 11 Y
Sebastian Prödl 83 Y
Sebastian Prödl 90 Y
Stefano Okaka 90 Y
Troy Deeney 90 Y
Sebastian Prödl 90 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Eduardo
Defender Ola Aina
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Pedro
Forward Diego Costa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
Defender/Midfielder Juan Zúñiga
Midfielder Brandon Mason
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Stefano Okaka
Forward Dion Pereira

Comments:

League position: 1st Champions Chelsea had now won 29 games in this Premier League season; a joint competition record they also achieved in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Cesc Fàbregas' goal was the 50th goal that the Blues had scored in this Premier League season at Stamford Bridge. It became the second time they had reached the home half-century mark in the Premier League (scored 68 goals in 2009-10). John Terry, who was making his first start in the Premier League since 11 September 2016, scored Chelsea's 100th goal in all competitions in this season. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: "It's a big night because we had won the title. I made a decision to make nine changes and give the chance to start a lot of young players. I must be pleased because the answer was very good. The most important thing was we won. Now we have target to win 30 games."

Comments:

League position: 16th Watford became the first visiting team to score three or more goals in a Premier League game at Chelsea since Manchester City on 16 April 2016. The Hornets equalled their club record of five consecutive defeats in the top division. José Holebas was shown a yellow card for the 14th time in this Premier League season to equal the competition record (also Lee Cattermole in 2014-15, Cheick Tiote in 2010-11, Robbie Savage in 2001-02 and Mark Hughes in 1998-99). Watford manager Walter Mazzarri said: "I am very proud of my team. We had several players out injured. We played very well. Of course we were safe with six games left. I'm looking at the players I've got and who needs to be here next season. Congratulations to Antonio Conte because he's a great manager. They have great players. They deserve the title."