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WINLESS WATFORD: Hornets lose at home to Chelsea 

 Published on: 2nd November 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Watford FC

Watford remain winless after losing 1-2 against a rampant Chelsea team this evening (November 2). 

The Hornets, who are still bottom of the league, struggled against an inform Chelsea team but had their moments throughout the match. 

As fans were still filling the seats around the stadium, a goal came from nothing after a sublime ball from Jorginho found Tammy Abraham who dinked the ball over Ben Foster to make it one nil. 

Watford’s first chance fell to Pereyra who forced Kepa into a comfortable save. 

An amazing double save by Foster prevented Chelsea going two nil up as he denied Abraham from close range and Pulisic moments later. 

Quique Sanchez Flores was forced into an early change as Mariappa replaced Cathcart on the 20th minute. 

Deulofeu nearly levelled the score and got his side back into the game but his effort whistled past the post.

Another fine save from Foster as his fingertip save put Mount’s shot onto the bar. Half time. 

It was that man again as Foster brilliantly reacted to Mount’s powerful volley. Unbelievable from Ben. 

Seven minutes later and this time Ben can’t stop Pulisic who taps home Abraham’s cross. 0-2. 

A change from Flores isn’t liked by the Vicarage Road crowd as they belt out ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ in response to Femenia bringing brought on for Janmaat. 

Another game, another VAR talking point as the referee waved away a challenge from Jorginho on Deulofeu which angered the Spaniard who was adamant there was contact. 

After a lengthy VAR check, officials overturned the referee’s decision and awarded a penalty. 

Up steps Gerard who sent the keeper the wrong way. GAME ON. 

So close to a late leveller as Foster finds himself in Chelsea’s box for a late freekick which is whipped into the box and up rised Watford’s number one who headed the ball goal wards which looked destined for the bottom corner but Kepa got low to make a vital save. Game over. 

A narrow defeat on paper but a number of vital saves from Ben Foster kept his team in it. 

Watford play Norwich City next in the league on Friday, November 8. 

Picture courtesy of Watford FC

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