Cesc Fabregas scored an 88th-minute winner as newly crown EPL champions muscled out an exciting 4-3 win over Watford in a lavishly entertaining game at Stamford Bridge on Monday
Going hard right on time, as the leader of the party often does, John Terry scored the opener amid a rare league start for the captain, butt the Hornets evened out one minute later as Etienne Capoue smash home the ball courtesy of England captain’s defensive blunder.
Cesar Azpilicueta reestablished the hosts’ lead just before half-time as the new champions moved through the gears. Michy Batshuayi got a third for the Blues toward the begin of the second half, but Daryl Janmaat staggered the home fans with a solo effort to make it 3-2.
Stefano Okaka threatened to be the party crasher as Watford appeared as though they had earned a cut of the cake until Cesc Fabregas turned up elegantly late to keep the party celebration going deep into the night.
In their first appearance since the affirmation of their climb to the Premier League throne on Friday night, Antonio Conte rolled out nine changes to his side, with the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday now at the bleeding edge of his reasoning.
Be that as it may, Conte’s determined request of diligent work, no players were really given the night off with David Luiz, Nemanja Matic and Thibaut Courtois all were involved in the pre-match warm up – despite not really being named in the game.