But Michy Batshuayi headed home 20 minutes from time to spare Chelsea's blushes and added his second in the dying moments following an 87th-minute goal from defender Cesar Azpilicueta. The confidence was a bit lower due to their second goal but we didn't give up. We didn't create many chances in the first half, it is true, but we controlled the game and Chelsea started to play on the counter-attack.
The Hornets are flying high in the Premier League after eight matches and came into their match at Stamford Bridge full of confidence following their come-from-behind win against Arsenal at Vicarage Road last weekend.
"I don't want my players to give up, and that is impossible when the result is open". But the Blues grew into the game, as Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Pedro got more involved, and Pedro's goal came with Chelsea in the ascendancy. In the second half, for 35 to 40 minutes, I saw one team playing. "It showed our way and we need to continue in this way".
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"You prepare to go into the match at Stamford Bridge to compete but of course the favourites are Chelsea", he said. Without the protection offered by the injured N'Golo Kante, Chelsea's backline looked exposed and if Richarlison had converted when unmarked in the box with Watford leading 2-1, the result could have looked very different.
Watford began the second half much as it had ended the first and took the lead early on when Richarlison picked out an unmarked Pereyra, who drilled the ball past Thibaut Courtois.
"Batshuayi and Willian made a big difference but it was fantastic organisation and work from our players". "I am sure in the future he'll score more goals".
Silva felt disappointed in the officials for awarding the corner that led to Pedro's opening goal instead of a goal kick.