Batshuayi brace inspires Chelsea to victory against Watford
Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to score twice as Chelsea fought back from behind to win a six-goal thriller against Watford.
Chelsea were on the back foot for much of this contest at Stamford Bridge but two goals from Batshuayi, either side of an 87th-minute header from Cesar Azpilicueta, snatched the champions a much-needed 4-2 victory.
For a while, Chelsea looked on course for a third straight Premier League loss when Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra’s goals put Watford 2-1 up before Batshuayi and then Azpilicueta instigated the turnaround. Batshuayi added his second in stoppage time.
Chelsea also had the officials to thank after Pedro’s opener, a superb long-range strike, came from a corner that should not have been given.
That will be of little significance to Antonio Conte, however, whose relief was palpable when he celebrated Azpilicueta’s goal by diving in amongst the Chelsea fans. This was his team’s first victory in four matches in all competitions.