Yet again, Chelsea is far from perfect. But at the chillingly cold Vicarage Road, before Watford’s strong resistance and their own sense of struggle, they emerged battered, bruised, and eventually won by two goals in one night. took longer than it should have.
Mason Mount gave Chelsea the lead, then the winner as Hakim Ziyech scored his first goal of the Premier League season after Emmanuel Dennis equalized at half-time with his sixth goal. But those details, really the match itself, is almost irrelevant after a The fan suffered a cardiac arrest in the stands.
The match was stopped by referee David Coote in the 13th minuteNS minutes after an uproar upstairs in the Graham Taylor stand. The game came to a halt on the pitch in the ninth minute as Watford’s Adam Masina was treated after sustaining an injury from making a cross, and it was during that break that players like Marcus Alonso noticed something was up. no OK.
Those being helped waved as those in the rows surrounding the fans moved aside to make room for their carers. Meanwhile, both teams have returned to their dressing rooms to take care of the exact news on the health of fans before moving on.
After about 25 minutes, the fan was stabilized and put into the waiting ambulance. Both groups of players returned and after 5 minutes of warm-up, the game was resumed.
Watford played better before injury time, pushing forward and giving Chelsea’s midfield no time to get on the ball. Saul Niguez specifically looked out to sea in his second appearance and was saved from further trouble when he was sent off at half-time.
He is one of six changes from the starting XI organized by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Jorginho, Thiago Silva (who came on for Niguez in the second half), Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech were on the bench, while Reece James was absent entirely due to injury. Thus, three new fronts of Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount were included, while Andras Christensen, in in the middle of a deadlock in contract negotiations, made his first appearance after 4 games.
With so many changes, it’s no surprise that everything looks disjointed. Joao Pedro had a shot on target in front of Antonio Rudiger’s goal, then Edouard Mendy had to have his wits to keep him another shot before stopping Josh King from picking his pocket within six yards of his own. he.
Claudio Ranieri clearly told his players to be brave, a message reinforced before the final 33 minutes of the first half began. And apparently, Thomas Tuchel encouraged his players to think less about the ball.
The second goal came in the 19th minute when Chelsea had their first touch of the ball in the final third, followed by the first in the Watford box when Mount hit a shot wide of the post. It’s a note to homeowners about the quality of the blue stuff, but even if it’s a warning, there’s little they can do about the opener. Rudiger’s low shot above found Marcos Alonso on the left side of the box, having space and time to play with Havertz, who passed Mount for the first time to hit the far corner.
Had Christian Pulisic not misplaced a pass to Havertz in a two-on-one situation in Chelsea’s favor, they could have doubled the lead three minutes later. Instead, two minutes before the first half ended, they were locked in. Watford have not changed their tactics after going down, and their equalizer was a testament to that belligerence.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek was pushed to the middle of the road for Moussa Sissoko to counterattack. Dennis received the ball as he pulled Rudiger across, before swinging the ball in and hitting the far corner after a shot.
The second half was more of an exchange than the first, which is probably why Watford will prepare things to go. Had Tom Cleverley kept his nerve 40 yards out and past Mendy instead of running into him, Watford could have taken the lead.
At this hour, Ziyech came on to replace Trevoh Chalobah, who was active in midfield after Silva was introduced. The Moroccan player immediately tried to find his pocket money in front of Watford’s back line.
It was from this deep position that Ziyech was able to break into the penalty area after a move from the right to the left of his teammate, causing Mount to find space on the left flank. His back shot went straight into Ziyech’s stride for a left-footed shot high and down the middle but was too strong for Daniel Bachmann to block. The goalkeeper, the substitute who will have to join Ben Foster out of action until the new year, should have done better.
Six minutes of tense stoppage time, full of Watford corners but lacking in Juraj Kucka’s free-kick from 30 yards, was comfortably punched over the bar by Mendy.
The final whistle brought relief to all, even if it was mainly Chelsea, who maintained their only advantage at the top of the table while Watford remained in 17th place.NS, than the relegation area three points. People were finally able to move away from the cold and towards the warmth of the house. And hopefully the fans will too.
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