Substitute Michy Batshuayi and defender Cesar Azpilicueta each scored inside the final 20 minutes to help Chelsea win a six-goal thriller against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Chelsea won 4-2 to move above the Hornets into fourth in the Premier League after coming back from 2-1 down in the second half. Watford had gone in front after goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra cancelled out a wonder strike from Pedro.
It was left to Batshuayi to come off the bench to score twice, either side of Azpilicueta’s lead-taking goal, to get the champions back on track.
The big team news for Chelsea involved the return from injury of striker Alvaro Morata. Meanwhile, Antonio Rudiger came in at the heart of defence as Azpilicueta moved to right wing-back in place of the injured Victor Moses, per the club’s official Twitter account:
Rudiger was called into action early as a low cross from Pereyra prompted some concern in the Chelsea back three as it flashed across the box.
The Blues were understandably nervy following recent defeats in the league. It was left to Pedro to settle the side down on 11 minutes when he swept in a shot off the post after being played in by Eden Hazard following a short corner.