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Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  1:50PM Time on ball (44 - 59 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:49PM 60 mins Credit: REUTERS  Chelsea finally win the ball and put some pressure on the Watford defence, with Hazard buzzing around trying to make things happen. Chelsea are growing into this one. Batshuayi comes on for Morata. 1:46PM 57 mins Chelsea are all over the place here. Not sharp enough, no snap to their tackling or pressing and Watford are piling on the pressure. Rudiger is lucky to escape a second booking for a kick on Richarlison, Morata is booked for throwing a defender to the floor, clearly frustrated. Whatever Conte said at half time hasn't worked. 1:43PM 54 mins WHAT A MISS!!!!! AGAIN! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!??!! Miss: Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Richarlison, 54 min) Richarlison leaps to head in MILES of space inside the six yard box but shanks it wide of the goal! He's lying on the ground covering his face. That is almost as bad as the miss a few minutes ago! Watford should be out of sight by now! 1:39PM GOOOOOAAAAAAL! What has happened to Chelsea's defence?! Azpilicueta and Alonso are nowhere to be seen as Watford counter high up the pitch and force the opening! Pereyra makes no mistake - it's a great finish! Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Roberto Pereyra, 49 min) 1:38PM 48 mins WHAT A MISS! Oh my holy lord that is a shocker. That's incredible. Richarlison has an open goal, the cross comes in from the right and Deeney leaves it for his teammate at the back post. Azpilicueta slides in but is nowhere near and all Richarlison has to do is make contact with the ball. Wide. Astonishing miss. Miss: Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Richarlison, 48 min)   1:35PM 47 mins Apparently the word on the street at Stamford Bridge is that the fans are not impressed with the circumstances surrounding that equalising goal. My colleague who is at the stadium informs me that: "2 mins added on and the goal came in +3. Fans here are going mad with the ref  for not blowing his whistle. And Luiz for conceding that soft free kick outside the box...." 1:34PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back!  1:21PM Half time Watford deserve to go in level here - Chelsea are there to be beaten and were it not for Pedro's genius might be in a worse position than this. Watford have been excellent. 1:19PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:19PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 1:19PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Right on half time, Watford are level - Abdoulaye Doucouré has made it 1-1 and it's an absolutely incredible finish. Holebas throws the Hail Mary into the mix, Luiz heads clumsily away, Doucoure absolutely launches a controlled, spinning shot off the outside of his right boot and it squeezes between players, Courtois and the post to smash the back of the net. Watford level at exactly the right time! Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Abdoulaye Doucouré, 45 + 3 min) 1:18PM The shot count is similar Chelsea and Watford are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in eight shots to the visitors' eight. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 1:15PM 44 mins It's calming down a bit as half-time gets closer. Chelsea are defending well, always finding space down the right wing and counter-attacking quickly. But now Watford have a chance to break! And Richarlison overruns it. Chance gone. 1:11PM 41 mins What on earth was the point of that free-kick? Watford have the chance to chip into the box from 35 yards and Cleverley passes short... but puts way too much on it and Femenia, I think, has to sprint and stretch to return it. Cleverley has to then go sideways, the ball is aimed towards the back post and Chelsea win it back and can counter with men over. Not only is that a huge waste but it's also actually turned an attacking situation into a hugely dangerous defensive one.  1:07PM 38 mins Watford are in control of possession here. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack and have Pedro and Hazard running into the channels for Fabregas to find with long passes but Watford are mopping them up for now and then working the ball around with short passes to get up the pitch. Mariappa mixes it up and chips a high ball towards Deeney but he can't flick it on as intended. 1:04PM 35 mins Bakayoko goes into a 50/50 with Doucoure and comes off worse but should be fine to continue.  Alonso commits the cardinal sin of clearing the ball into a central area from wide and Cleverley passes forwards and creates a shooting chance. Watford are getting shots at goal but they're all from distance. Morata goes down clutching his face and looks disgusted at Mariappa. He takes a forearm to the chin and goes down injured. HERE'S THE TWIST: Morata is actually fine. I wish footballers would stop doing this. 1:02PM 32 mins DAVID LUUUUUIZ! Saved by Gomes. He got a decent connection on that one as well but Gomes makes the save. Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (David Luiz, 30 min) Richarlison is giving Chelsea's defence the fear. He keeps facing up to them, dropping the shoulder and bursting away and since he's really quick and can go on either side, it's extremely difficult to read which way he might actually move. 1:01PM Time on ball (14 - 29 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:59PM 29 mins Watford are playing some really nice football here. They're passing and moving and creating chances in Chelsea's half, who sit deep and absorb before trying to counter quickly when they do win the ball. Hazard tries to turn his man and drive towards goal but runs out of space, Chelsea win a corner. 12:56PM 26 mins Richarlison takes on Azpilicueta, absolutely bins him with a little trick and a turn of pace, and then Rudiger wipes him out with a clumsy challenge. Yellow card. Rudiger thinks it's a dive - it is not.  Holebas gives the ball away with a bad attempt at dribbling but Fabregas makes a mistake immediately after and Watford pass it around superbly. Some of the little flicks are great to watch but they're also functional and Chelsea are finding it hard to contain Watford when they burst forward. 12:52PM 23 mins Credit: CAMERASPORT Watford are getting really annoyed with the referee and seem to have a growing belief that he's against them. There are some... strong challenges... going in on Chelsea's players too. Alonso takes his eye off the ball and fails to control a high pass on the left wing, Watford try to keep possession but Luiz cuts it out.   12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  1:50PM Time on ball (44 - 59 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:49PM 60 mins Credit: REUTERS  Chelsea finally win the ball and put some pressure on the Watford defence, with Hazard buzzing around trying to make things happen. Chelsea are growing into this one. Batshuayi comes on for Morata. 1:46PM 57 mins Chelsea are all over the place here. Not sharp enough, no snap to their tackling or pressing and Watford are piling on the pressure. Rudiger is lucky to escape a second booking for a kick on Richarlison, Morata is booked for throwing a defender to the floor, clearly frustrated. Whatever Conte said at half time hasn't worked. 1:43PM 54 mins WHAT A MISS!!!!! AGAIN! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!??!! Miss: Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Richarlison, 54 min) Richarlison leaps to head in MILES of space inside the six yard box but shanks it wide of the goal! He's lying on the ground covering his face. That is almost as bad as the miss a few minutes ago! Watford should be out of sight by now! 1:39PM GOOOOOAAAAAAL! What has happened to Chelsea's defence?! Azpilicueta and Alonso are nowhere to be seen as Watford counter high up the pitch and force the opening! Pereyra makes no mistake - it's a great finish! Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Roberto Pereyra, 49 min) 1:38PM 48 mins WHAT A MISS! Oh my holy lord that is a shocker. That's incredible. Richarlison has an open goal, the cross comes in from the right and Deeney leaves it for his teammate at the back post. Azpilicueta slides in but is nowhere near and all Richarlison has to do is make contact with the ball. Wide. Astonishing miss. Miss: Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Richarlison, 48 min)   1:35PM 47 mins Apparently the word on the street at Stamford Bridge is that the fans are not impressed with the circumstances surrounding that equalising goal. My colleague who is at the stadium informs me that: "2 mins added on and the goal came in +3. Fans here are going mad with the ref  for not blowing his whistle. And Luiz for conceding that soft free kick outside the box...." 1:34PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back!  1:21PM Half time Watford deserve to go in level here - Chelsea are there to be beaten and were it not for Pedro's genius might be in a worse position than this. Watford have been excellent. 1:19PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:19PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 1:19PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Right on half time, Watford are level - Abdoulaye Doucouré has made it 1-1 and it's an absolutely incredible finish. Holebas throws the Hail Mary into the mix, Luiz heads clumsily away, Doucoure absolutely launches a controlled, spinning shot off the outside of his right boot and it squeezes between players, Courtois and the post to smash the back of the net. Watford level at exactly the right time! Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Abdoulaye Doucouré, 45 + 3 min) 1:18PM The shot count is similar Chelsea and Watford are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in eight shots to the visitors' eight. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 1:15PM 44 mins It's calming down a bit as half-time gets closer. Chelsea are defending well, always finding space down the right wing and counter-attacking quickly. But now Watford have a chance to break! And Richarlison overruns it. Chance gone. 1:11PM 41 mins What on earth was the point of that free-kick? Watford have the chance to chip into the box from 35 yards and Cleverley passes short... but puts way too much on it and Femenia, I think, has to sprint and stretch to return it. Cleverley has to then go sideways, the ball is aimed towards the back post and Chelsea win it back and can counter with men over. Not only is that a huge waste but it's also actually turned an attacking situation into a hugely dangerous defensive one.  1:07PM 38 mins Watford are in control of possession here. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack and have Pedro and Hazard running into the channels for Fabregas to find with long passes but Watford are mopping them up for now and then working the ball around with short passes to get up the pitch. Mariappa mixes it up and chips a high ball towards Deeney but he can't flick it on as intended. 1:04PM 35 mins Bakayoko goes into a 50/50 with Doucoure and comes off worse but should be fine to continue.  Alonso commits the cardinal sin of clearing the ball into a central area from wide and Cleverley passes forwards and creates a shooting chance. Watford are getting shots at goal but they're all from distance. Morata goes down clutching his face and looks disgusted at Mariappa. He takes a forearm to the chin and goes down injured. HERE'S THE TWIST: Morata is actually fine. I wish footballers would stop doing this. 1:02PM 32 mins DAVID LUUUUUIZ! Saved by Gomes. He got a decent connection on that one as well but Gomes makes the save. Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (David Luiz, 30 min) Richarlison is giving Chelsea's defence the fear. He keeps facing up to them, dropping the shoulder and bursting away and since he's really quick and can go on either side, it's extremely difficult to read which way he might actually move. 1:01PM Time on ball (14 - 29 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:59PM 29 mins Watford are playing some really nice football here. They're passing and moving and creating chances in Chelsea's half, who sit deep and absorb before trying to counter quickly when they do win the ball. Hazard tries to turn his man and drive towards goal but runs out of space, Chelsea win a corner. 12:56PM 26 mins Richarlison takes on Azpilicueta, absolutely bins him with a little trick and a turn of pace, and then Rudiger wipes him out with a clumsy challenge. Yellow card. Rudiger thinks it's a dive - it is not.  Holebas gives the ball away with a bad attempt at dribbling but Fabregas makes a mistake immediately after and Watford pass it around superbly. Some of the little flicks are great to watch but they're also functional and Chelsea are finding it hard to contain Watford when they burst forward. 12:52PM 23 mins Credit: CAMERASPORT Watford are getting really annoyed with the referee and seem to have a growing belief that he's against them. There are some... strong challenges... going in on Chelsea's players too. Alonso takes his eye off the ball and fails to control a high pass on the left wing, Watford try to keep possession but Luiz cuts it out.   12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  1:50PM Time on ball (44 - 59 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:49PM 60 mins Credit: REUTERS  Chelsea finally win the ball and put some pressure on the Watford defence, with Hazard buzzing around trying to make things happen. Chelsea are growing into this one. Batshuayi comes on for Morata. 1:46PM 57 mins Chelsea are all over the place here. Not sharp enough, no snap to their tackling or pressing and Watford are piling on the pressure. Rudiger is lucky to escape a second booking for a kick on Richarlison, Morata is booked for throwing a defender to the floor, clearly frustrated. Whatever Conte said at half time hasn't worked. 1:43PM 54 mins WHAT A MISS!!!!! AGAIN! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!??!! Miss: Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Richarlison, 54 min) Richarlison leaps to head in MILES of space inside the six yard box but shanks it wide of the goal! He's lying on the ground covering his face. That is almost as bad as the miss a few minutes ago! Watford should be out of sight by now! 1:39PM GOOOOOAAAAAAL! What has happened to Chelsea's defence?! Azpilicueta and Alonso are nowhere to be seen as Watford counter high up the pitch and force the opening! Pereyra makes no mistake - it's a great finish! Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Roberto Pereyra, 49 min) 1:38PM 48 mins WHAT A MISS! Oh my holy lord that is a shocker. That's incredible. Richarlison has an open goal, the cross comes in from the right and Deeney leaves it for his teammate at the back post. Azpilicueta slides in but is nowhere near and all Richarlison has to do is make contact with the ball. Wide. Astonishing miss. Miss: Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Richarlison, 48 min)   1:35PM 47 mins Apparently the word on the street at Stamford Bridge is that the fans are not impressed with the circumstances surrounding that equalising goal. My colleague who is at the stadium informs me that: "2 mins added on and the goal came in +3. Fans here are going mad with the ref  for not blowing his whistle. And Luiz for conceding that soft free kick outside the box...." 1:34PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back!  1:21PM Half time Watford deserve to go in level here - Chelsea are there to be beaten and were it not for Pedro's genius might be in a worse position than this. Watford have been excellent. 1:19PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:19PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 1:19PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Right on half time, Watford are level - Abdoulaye Doucouré has made it 1-1 and it's an absolutely incredible finish. Holebas throws the Hail Mary into the mix, Luiz heads clumsily away, Doucoure absolutely launches a controlled, spinning shot off the outside of his right boot and it squeezes between players, Courtois and the post to smash the back of the net. Watford level at exactly the right time! Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Abdoulaye Doucouré, 45 + 3 min) 1:18PM The shot count is similar Chelsea and Watford are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in eight shots to the visitors' eight. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 1:15PM 44 mins It's calming down a bit as half-time gets closer. Chelsea are defending well, always finding space down the right wing and counter-attacking quickly. But now Watford have a chance to break! And Richarlison overruns it. Chance gone. 1:11PM 41 mins What on earth was the point of that free-kick? Watford have the chance to chip into the box from 35 yards and Cleverley passes short... but puts way too much on it and Femenia, I think, has to sprint and stretch to return it. Cleverley has to then go sideways, the ball is aimed towards the back post and Chelsea win it back and can counter with men over. Not only is that a huge waste but it's also actually turned an attacking situation into a hugely dangerous defensive one.  1:07PM 38 mins Watford are in control of possession here. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack and have Pedro and Hazard running into the channels for Fabregas to find with long passes but Watford are mopping them up for now and then working the ball around with short passes to get up the pitch. Mariappa mixes it up and chips a high ball towards Deeney but he can't flick it on as intended. 1:04PM 35 mins Bakayoko goes into a 50/50 with Doucoure and comes off worse but should be fine to continue.  Alonso commits the cardinal sin of clearing the ball into a central area from wide and Cleverley passes forwards and creates a shooting chance. Watford are getting shots at goal but they're all from distance. Morata goes down clutching his face and looks disgusted at Mariappa. He takes a forearm to the chin and goes down injured. HERE'S THE TWIST: Morata is actually fine. I wish footballers would stop doing this. 1:02PM 32 mins DAVID LUUUUUIZ! Saved by Gomes. He got a decent connection on that one as well but Gomes makes the save. Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (David Luiz, 30 min) Richarlison is giving Chelsea's defence the fear. He keeps facing up to them, dropping the shoulder and bursting away and since he's really quick and can go on either side, it's extremely difficult to read which way he might actually move. 1:01PM Time on ball (14 - 29 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:59PM 29 mins Watford are playing some really nice football here. They're passing and moving and creating chances in Chelsea's half, who sit deep and absorb before trying to counter quickly when they do win the ball. Hazard tries to turn his man and drive towards goal but runs out of space, Chelsea win a corner. 12:56PM 26 mins Richarlison takes on Azpilicueta, absolutely bins him with a little trick and a turn of pace, and then Rudiger wipes him out with a clumsy challenge. Yellow card. Rudiger thinks it's a dive - it is not.  Holebas gives the ball away with a bad attempt at dribbling but Fabregas makes a mistake immediately after and Watford pass it around superbly. Some of the little flicks are great to watch but they're also functional and Chelsea are finding it hard to contain Watford when they burst forward. 12:52PM 23 mins Credit: CAMERASPORT Watford are getting really annoyed with the referee and seem to have a growing belief that he's against them. There are some... strong challenges... going in on Chelsea's players too. Alonso takes his eye off the ball and fails to control a high pass on the left wing, Watford try to keep possession but Luiz cuts it out.   12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  1:50PM Time on ball (44 - 59 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:49PM 60 mins Credit: REUTERS  Chelsea finally win the ball and put some pressure on the Watford defence, with Hazard buzzing around trying to make things happen. Chelsea are growing into this one. Batshuayi comes on for Morata. 1:46PM 57 mins Chelsea are all over the place here. Not sharp enough, no snap to their tackling or pressing and Watford are piling on the pressure. Rudiger is lucky to escape a second booking for a kick on Richarlison, Morata is booked for throwing a defender to the floor, clearly frustrated. Whatever Conte said at half time hasn't worked. 1:43PM 54 mins WHAT A MISS!!!!! AGAIN! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!??!! Miss: Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Richarlison, 54 min) Richarlison leaps to head in MILES of space inside the six yard box but shanks it wide of the goal! He's lying on the ground covering his face. That is almost as bad as the miss a few minutes ago! Watford should be out of sight by now! 1:39PM GOOOOOAAAAAAL! What has happened to Chelsea's defence?! Azpilicueta and Alonso are nowhere to be seen as Watford counter high up the pitch and force the opening! Pereyra makes no mistake - it's a great finish! Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Roberto Pereyra, 49 min) 1:38PM 48 mins WHAT A MISS! Oh my holy lord that is a shocker. That's incredible. Richarlison has an open goal, the cross comes in from the right and Deeney leaves it for his teammate at the back post. Azpilicueta slides in but is nowhere near and all Richarlison has to do is make contact with the ball. Wide. Astonishing miss. Miss: Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Richarlison, 48 min)   1:35PM 47 mins Apparently the word on the street at Stamford Bridge is that the fans are not impressed with the circumstances surrounding that equalising goal. My colleague who is at the stadium informs me that: "2 mins added on and the goal came in +3. Fans here are going mad with the ref  for not blowing his whistle. And Luiz for conceding that soft free kick outside the box...." 1:34PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back!  1:21PM Half time Watford deserve to go in level here - Chelsea are there to be beaten and were it not for Pedro's genius might be in a worse position than this. Watford have been excellent. 1:19PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:19PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 1:19PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Right on half time, Watford are level - Abdoulaye Doucouré has made it 1-1 and it's an absolutely incredible finish. Holebas throws the Hail Mary into the mix, Luiz heads clumsily away, Doucoure absolutely launches a controlled, spinning shot off the outside of his right boot and it squeezes between players, Courtois and the post to smash the back of the net. Watford level at exactly the right time! Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Abdoulaye Doucouré, 45 + 3 min) 1:18PM The shot count is similar Chelsea and Watford are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in eight shots to the visitors' eight. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 1:15PM 44 mins It's calming down a bit as half-time gets closer. Chelsea are defending well, always finding space down the right wing and counter-attacking quickly. But now Watford have a chance to break! And Richarlison overruns it. Chance gone. 1:11PM 41 mins What on earth was the point of that free-kick? Watford have the chance to chip into the box from 35 yards and Cleverley passes short... but puts way too much on it and Femenia, I think, has to sprint and stretch to return it. Cleverley has to then go sideways, the ball is aimed towards the back post and Chelsea win it back and can counter with men over. Not only is that a huge waste but it's also actually turned an attacking situation into a hugely dangerous defensive one.  1:07PM 38 mins Watford are in control of possession here. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack and have Pedro and Hazard running into the channels for Fabregas to find with long passes but Watford are mopping them up for now and then working the ball around with short passes to get up the pitch. Mariappa mixes it up and chips a high ball towards Deeney but he can't flick it on as intended. 1:04PM 35 mins Bakayoko goes into a 50/50 with Doucoure and comes off worse but should be fine to continue.  Alonso commits the cardinal sin of clearing the ball into a central area from wide and Cleverley passes forwards and creates a shooting chance. Watford are getting shots at goal but they're all from distance. Morata goes down clutching his face and looks disgusted at Mariappa. He takes a forearm to the chin and goes down injured. HERE'S THE TWIST: Morata is actually fine. I wish footballers would stop doing this. 1:02PM 32 mins DAVID LUUUUUIZ! Saved by Gomes. He got a decent connection on that one as well but Gomes makes the save. Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (David Luiz, 30 min) Richarlison is giving Chelsea's defence the fear. He keeps facing up to them, dropping the shoulder and bursting away and since he's really quick and can go on either side, it's extremely difficult to read which way he might actually move. 1:01PM Time on ball (14 - 29 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:59PM 29 mins Watford are playing some really nice football here. They're passing and moving and creating chances in Chelsea's half, who sit deep and absorb before trying to counter quickly when they do win the ball. Hazard tries to turn his man and drive towards goal but runs out of space, Chelsea win a corner. 12:56PM 26 mins Richarlison takes on Azpilicueta, absolutely bins him with a little trick and a turn of pace, and then Rudiger wipes him out with a clumsy challenge. Yellow card. Rudiger thinks it's a dive - it is not.  Holebas gives the ball away with a bad attempt at dribbling but Fabregas makes a mistake immediately after and Watford pass it around superbly. Some of the little flicks are great to watch but they're also functional and Chelsea are finding it hard to contain Watford when they burst forward. 12:52PM 23 mins Credit: CAMERASPORT Watford are getting really annoyed with the referee and seem to have a growing belief that he's against them. There are some... strong challenges... going in on Chelsea's players too. Alonso takes his eye off the ball and fails to control a high pass on the left wing, Watford try to keep possession but Luiz cuts it out.   12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  1:50PM Time on ball (44 - 59 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:49PM 60 mins Credit: REUTERS  Chelsea finally win the ball and put some pressure on the Watford defence, with Hazard buzzing around trying to make things happen. Chelsea are growing into this one. Batshuayi comes on for Morata. 1:46PM 57 mins Chelsea are all over the place here. Not sharp enough, no snap to their tackling or pressing and Watford are piling on the pressure. Rudiger is lucky to escape a second booking for a kick on Richarlison, Morata is booked for throwing a defender to the floor, clearly frustrated. Whatever Conte said at half time hasn't worked. 1:43PM 54 mins WHAT A MISS!!!!! AGAIN! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!??!! Miss: Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Richarlison, 54 min) Richarlison leaps to head in MILES of space inside the six yard box but shanks it wide of the goal! He's lying on the ground covering his face. That is almost as bad as the miss a few minutes ago! Watford should be out of sight by now! 1:39PM GOOOOOAAAAAAL! What has happened to Chelsea's defence?! Azpilicueta and Alonso are nowhere to be seen as Watford counter high up the pitch and force the opening! Pereyra makes no mistake - it's a great finish! Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Roberto Pereyra, 49 min) 1:38PM 48 mins WHAT A MISS! Oh my holy lord that is a shocker. That's incredible. Richarlison has an open goal, the cross comes in from the right and Deeney leaves it for his teammate at the back post. Azpilicueta slides in but is nowhere near and all Richarlison has to do is make contact with the ball. Wide. Astonishing miss. Miss: Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Richarlison, 48 min)   1:35PM 47 mins Apparently the word on the street at Stamford Bridge is that the fans are not impressed with the circumstances surrounding that equalising goal. My colleague who is at the stadium informs me that: "2 mins added on and the goal came in +3. Fans here are going mad with the ref  for not blowing his whistle. And Luiz for conceding that soft free kick outside the box...." 1:34PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back!  1:21PM Half time Watford deserve to go in level here - Chelsea are there to be beaten and were it not for Pedro's genius might be in a worse position than this. Watford have been excellent. 1:19PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:19PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 1:19PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Right on half time, Watford are level - Abdoulaye Doucouré has made it 1-1 and it's an absolutely incredible finish. Holebas throws the Hail Mary into the mix, Luiz heads clumsily away, Doucoure absolutely launches a controlled, spinning shot off the outside of his right boot and it squeezes between players, Courtois and the post to smash the back of the net. Watford level at exactly the right time! Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Abdoulaye Doucouré, 45 + 3 min) 1:18PM The shot count is similar Chelsea and Watford are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in eight shots to the visitors' eight. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 1:15PM 44 mins It's calming down a bit as half-time gets closer. Chelsea are defending well, always finding space down the right wing and counter-attacking quickly. But now Watford have a chance to break! And Richarlison overruns it. Chance gone. 1:11PM 41 mins What on earth was the point of that free-kick? Watford have the chance to chip into the box from 35 yards and Cleverley passes short... but puts way too much on it and Femenia, I think, has to sprint and stretch to return it. Cleverley has to then go sideways, the ball is aimed towards the back post and Chelsea win it back and can counter with men over. Not only is that a huge waste but it's also actually turned an attacking situation into a hugely dangerous defensive one.  1:07PM 38 mins Watford are in control of possession here. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack and have Pedro and Hazard running into the channels for Fabregas to find with long passes but Watford are mopping them up for now and then working the ball around with short passes to get up the pitch. Mariappa mixes it up and chips a high ball towards Deeney but he can't flick it on as intended. 1:04PM 35 mins Bakayoko goes into a 50/50 with Doucoure and comes off worse but should be fine to continue.  Alonso commits the cardinal sin of clearing the ball into a central area from wide and Cleverley passes forwards and creates a shooting chance. Watford are getting shots at goal but they're all from distance. Morata goes down clutching his face and looks disgusted at Mariappa. He takes a forearm to the chin and goes down injured. HERE'S THE TWIST: Morata is actually fine. I wish footballers would stop doing this. 1:02PM 32 mins DAVID LUUUUUIZ! Saved by Gomes. He got a decent connection on that one as well but Gomes makes the save. Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (David Luiz, 30 min) Richarlison is giving Chelsea's defence the fear. He keeps facing up to them, dropping the shoulder and bursting away and since he's really quick and can go on either side, it's extremely difficult to read which way he might actually move. 1:01PM Time on ball (14 - 29 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:59PM 29 mins Watford are playing some really nice football here. They're passing and moving and creating chances in Chelsea's half, who sit deep and absorb before trying to counter quickly when they do win the ball. Hazard tries to turn his man and drive towards goal but runs out of space, Chelsea win a corner. 12:56PM 26 mins Richarlison takes on Azpilicueta, absolutely bins him with a little trick and a turn of pace, and then Rudiger wipes him out with a clumsy challenge. Yellow card. Rudiger thinks it's a dive - it is not.  Holebas gives the ball away with a bad attempt at dribbling but Fabregas makes a mistake immediately after and Watford pass it around superbly. Some of the little flicks are great to watch but they're also functional and Chelsea are finding it hard to contain Watford when they burst forward. 12:52PM 23 mins Credit: CAMERASPORT Watford are getting really annoyed with the referee and seem to have a growing belief that he's against them. There are some... strong challenges... going in on Chelsea's players too. Alonso takes his eye off the ball and fails to control a high pass on the left wing, Watford try to keep possession but Luiz cuts it out.   12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  1:50PM Time on ball (44 - 59 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:49PM 60 mins Credit: REUTERS  Chelsea finally win the ball and put some pressure on the Watford defence, with Hazard buzzing around trying to make things happen. Chelsea are growing into this one. Batshuayi comes on for Morata. 1:46PM 57 mins Chelsea are all over the place here. Not sharp enough, no snap to their tackling or pressing and Watford are piling on the pressure. Rudiger is lucky to escape a second booking for a kick on Richarlison, Morata is booked for throwing a defender to the floor, clearly frustrated. Whatever Conte said at half time hasn't worked. 1:43PM 54 mins WHAT A MISS!!!!! AGAIN! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!??!! Miss: Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Richarlison, 54 min) Richarlison leaps to head in MILES of space inside the six yard box but shanks it wide of the goal! He's lying on the ground covering his face. That is almost as bad as the miss a few minutes ago! Watford should be out of sight by now! 1:39PM GOOOOOAAAAAAL! What has happened to Chelsea's defence?! Azpilicueta and Alonso are nowhere to be seen as Watford counter high up the pitch and force the opening! Pereyra makes no mistake - it's a great finish! Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Roberto Pereyra, 49 min) 1:38PM 48 mins WHAT A MISS! Oh my holy lord that is a shocker. That's incredible. Richarlison has an open goal, the cross comes in from the right and Deeney leaves it for his teammate at the back post. Azpilicueta slides in but is nowhere near and all Richarlison has to do is make contact with the ball. Wide. Astonishing miss. Miss: Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Richarlison, 48 min)   1:35PM 47 mins Apparently the word on the street at Stamford Bridge is that the fans are not impressed with the circumstances surrounding that equalising goal. My colleague who is at the stadium informs me that: "2 mins added on and the goal came in +3. Fans here are going mad with the ref  for not blowing his whistle. And Luiz for conceding that soft free kick outside the box...." 1:34PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back!  1:21PM Half time Watford deserve to go in level here - Chelsea are there to be beaten and were it not for Pedro's genius might be in a worse position than this. Watford have been excellent. 1:19PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:19PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 1:19PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Right on half time, Watford are level - Abdoulaye Doucouré has made it 1-1 and it's an absolutely incredible finish. Holebas throws the Hail Mary into the mix, Luiz heads clumsily away, Doucoure absolutely launches a controlled, spinning shot off the outside of his right boot and it squeezes between players, Courtois and the post to smash the back of the net. Watford level at exactly the right time! Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Abdoulaye Doucouré, 45 + 3 min) 1:18PM The shot count is similar Chelsea and Watford are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in eight shots to the visitors' eight. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 1:15PM 44 mins It's calming down a bit as half-time gets closer. Chelsea are defending well, always finding space down the right wing and counter-attacking quickly. But now Watford have a chance to break! And Richarlison overruns it. Chance gone. 1:11PM 41 mins What on earth was the point of that free-kick? Watford have the chance to chip into the box from 35 yards and Cleverley passes short... but puts way too much on it and Femenia, I think, has to sprint and stretch to return it. Cleverley has to then go sideways, the ball is aimed towards the back post and Chelsea win it back and can counter with men over. Not only is that a huge waste but it's also actually turned an attacking situation into a hugely dangerous defensive one.  1:07PM 38 mins Watford are in control of possession here. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack and have Pedro and Hazard running into the channels for Fabregas to find with long passes but Watford are mopping them up for now and then working the ball around with short passes to get up the pitch. Mariappa mixes it up and chips a high ball towards Deeney but he can't flick it on as intended. 1:04PM 35 mins Bakayoko goes into a 50/50 with Doucoure and comes off worse but should be fine to continue.  Alonso commits the cardinal sin of clearing the ball into a central area from wide and Cleverley passes forwards and creates a shooting chance. Watford are getting shots at goal but they're all from distance. Morata goes down clutching his face and looks disgusted at Mariappa. He takes a forearm to the chin and goes down injured. HERE'S THE TWIST: Morata is actually fine. I wish footballers would stop doing this. 1:02PM 32 mins DAVID LUUUUUIZ! Saved by Gomes. He got a decent connection on that one as well but Gomes makes the save. Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (David Luiz, 30 min) Richarlison is giving Chelsea's defence the fear. He keeps facing up to them, dropping the shoulder and bursting away and since he's really quick and can go on either side, it's extremely difficult to read which way he might actually move. 1:01PM Time on ball (14 - 29 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:59PM 29 mins Watford are playing some really nice football here. They're passing and moving and creating chances in Chelsea's half, who sit deep and absorb before trying to counter quickly when they do win the ball. Hazard tries to turn his man and drive towards goal but runs out of space, Chelsea win a corner. 12:56PM 26 mins Richarlison takes on Azpilicueta, absolutely bins him with a little trick and a turn of pace, and then Rudiger wipes him out with a clumsy challenge. Yellow card. Rudiger thinks it's a dive - it is not.  Holebas gives the ball away with a bad attempt at dribbling but Fabregas makes a mistake immediately after and Watford pass it around superbly. Some of the little flicks are great to watch but they're also functional and Chelsea are finding it hard to contain Watford when they burst forward. 12:52PM 23 mins Credit: CAMERASPORT Watford are getting really annoyed with the referee and seem to have a growing belief that he's against them. There are some... strong challenges... going in on Chelsea's players too. Alonso takes his eye off the ball and fails to control a high pass on the left wing, Watford try to keep possession but Luiz cuts it out.   12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  1:50PM Time on ball (44 - 59 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:49PM 60 mins Credit: REUTERS  Chelsea finally win the ball and put some pressure on the Watford defence, with Hazard buzzing around trying to make things happen. Chelsea are growing into this one. Batshuayi comes on for Morata. 1:46PM 57 mins Chelsea are all over the place here. Not sharp enough, no snap to their tackling or pressing and Watford are piling on the pressure. Rudiger is lucky to escape a second booking for a kick on Richarlison, Morata is booked for throwing a defender to the floor, clearly frustrated. Whatever Conte said at half time hasn't worked. 1:43PM 54 mins WHAT A MISS!!!!! AGAIN! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!??!! Miss: Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Richarlison, 54 min) Richarlison leaps to head in MILES of space inside the six yard box but shanks it wide of the goal! He's lying on the ground covering his face. That is almost as bad as the miss a few minutes ago! Watford should be out of sight by now! 1:39PM GOOOOOAAAAAAL! What has happened to Chelsea's defence?! Azpilicueta and Alonso are nowhere to be seen as Watford counter high up the pitch and force the opening! Pereyra makes no mistake - it's a great finish! Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Roberto Pereyra, 49 min) 1:38PM 48 mins WHAT A MISS! Oh my holy lord that is a shocker. That's incredible. Richarlison has an open goal, the cross comes in from the right and Deeney leaves it for his teammate at the back post. Azpilicueta slides in but is nowhere near and all Richarlison has to do is make contact with the ball. Wide. Astonishing miss. Miss: Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Richarlison, 48 min)   1:35PM 47 mins Apparently the word on the street at Stamford Bridge is that the fans are not impressed with the circumstances surrounding that equalising goal. My colleague who is at the stadium informs me that: "2 mins added on and the goal came in +3. Fans here are going mad with the ref  for not blowing his whistle. And Luiz for conceding that soft free kick outside the box...." 1:34PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back!  1:21PM Half time Watford deserve to go in level here - Chelsea are there to be beaten and were it not for Pedro's genius might be in a worse position than this. Watford have been excellent. 1:19PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:19PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 1:19PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Right on half time, Watford are level - Abdoulaye Doucouré has made it 1-1 and it's an absolutely incredible finish. Holebas throws the Hail Mary into the mix, Luiz heads clumsily away, Doucoure absolutely launches a controlled, spinning shot off the outside of his right boot and it squeezes between players, Courtois and the post to smash the back of the net. Watford level at exactly the right time! Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Abdoulaye Doucouré, 45 + 3 min) 1:18PM The shot count is similar Chelsea and Watford are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in eight shots to the visitors' eight. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 1:15PM 44 mins It's calming down a bit as half-time gets closer. Chelsea are defending well, always finding space down the right wing and counter-attacking quickly. But now Watford have a chance to break! And Richarlison overruns it. Chance gone. 1:11PM 41 mins What on earth was the point of that free-kick? Watford have the chance to chip into the box from 35 yards and Cleverley passes short... but puts way too much on it and Femenia, I think, has to sprint and stretch to return it. Cleverley has to then go sideways, the ball is aimed towards the back post and Chelsea win it back and can counter with men over. Not only is that a huge waste but it's also actually turned an attacking situation into a hugely dangerous defensive one.  1:07PM 38 mins Watford are in control of possession here. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack and have Pedro and Hazard running into the channels for Fabregas to find with long passes but Watford are mopping them up for now and then working the ball around with short passes to get up the pitch. Mariappa mixes it up and chips a high ball towards Deeney but he can't flick it on as intended. 1:04PM 35 mins Bakayoko goes into a 50/50 with Doucoure and comes off worse but should be fine to continue.  Alonso commits the cardinal sin of clearing the ball into a central area from wide and Cleverley passes forwards and creates a shooting chance. Watford are getting shots at goal but they're all from distance. Morata goes down clutching his face and looks disgusted at Mariappa. He takes a forearm to the chin and goes down injured. HERE'S THE TWIST: Morata is actually fine. I wish footballers would stop doing this. 1:02PM 32 mins DAVID LUUUUUIZ! Saved by Gomes. He got a decent connection on that one as well but Gomes makes the save. Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (David Luiz, 30 min) Richarlison is giving Chelsea's defence the fear. He keeps facing up to them, dropping the shoulder and bursting away and since he's really quick and can go on either side, it's extremely difficult to read which way he might actually move. 1:01PM Time on ball (14 - 29 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:59PM 29 mins Watford are playing some really nice football here. They're passing and moving and creating chances in Chelsea's half, who sit deep and absorb before trying to counter quickly when they do win the ball. Hazard tries to turn his man and drive towards goal but runs out of space, Chelsea win a corner. 12:56PM 26 mins Richarlison takes on Azpilicueta, absolutely bins him with a little trick and a turn of pace, and then Rudiger wipes him out with a clumsy challenge. Yellow card. Rudiger thinks it's a dive - it is not.  Holebas gives the ball away with a bad attempt at dribbling but Fabregas makes a mistake immediately after and Watford pass it around superbly. Some of the little flicks are great to watch but they're also functional and Chelsea are finding it hard to contain Watford when they burst forward. 12:52PM 23 mins Credit: CAMERASPORT Watford are getting really annoyed with the referee and seem to have a growing belief that he's against them. There are some... strong challenges... going in on Chelsea's players too. Alonso takes his eye off the ball and fails to control a high pass on the left wing, Watford try to keep possession but Luiz cuts it out.   12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  1:39PM GOAL! A goal from Roberto Pereyra for Watford makes the score 1-2. Chelsea 1 - 2 Watford (Roberto Pereyra, 49 min) 1:38PM 48 mins WHAT A MISS! Oh my holy lord that is a shocker. That's incredible. Richarlison has an open goal, the cross comes in from the right and Deeney leaves it for his teammate at the back post. Azpilicueta slides in but is nowhere near and all Richarlison has to do is make contact with the ball. Wide. Astonishing miss. Miss: Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Richarlison, 48 min)   1:35PM 47 mins Apparently the word on the street at Stamford Bridge is that the fans are not impressed with the circumstances surrounding that equalising goal. My colleague who is at the stadium informs me that: "2 mins added on and the goal came in +3. Fans here are going mad with the ref  for not blowing his whistle. And Luiz for conceding that soft free kick outside the box...." 1:34PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back!  1:21PM Half time Watford deserve to go in level here - Chelsea are there to be beaten and were it not for Pedro's genius might be in a worse position than this. Watford have been excellent. 1:19PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 1:19PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 1:19PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Right on half time, Watford are level - Abdoulaye Doucouré has made it 1-1 and it's an absolutely incredible finish. Holebas throws the Hail Mary into the mix, Luiz heads clumsily away, Doucoure absolutely launches a controlled, spinning shot off the outside of his right boot and it squeezes between players, Courtois and the post to smash the back of the net. Watford level at exactly the right time! Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford (Abdoulaye Doucouré, 45 + 3 min) 1:18PM The shot count is similar Chelsea and Watford are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in eight shots to the visitors' eight. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 1:15PM 44 mins It's calming down a bit as half-time gets closer. Chelsea are defending well, always finding space down the right wing and counter-attacking quickly. But now Watford have a chance to break! And Richarlison overruns it. Chance gone. 1:11PM 41 mins What on earth was the point of that free-kick? Watford have the chance to chip into the box from 35 yards and Cleverley passes short... but puts way too much on it and Femenia, I think, has to sprint and stretch to return it. Cleverley has to then go sideways, the ball is aimed towards the back post and Chelsea win it back and can counter with men over. Not only is that a huge waste but it's also actually turned an attacking situation into a hugely dangerous defensive one.  1:07PM 38 mins Watford are in control of possession here. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack and have Pedro and Hazard running into the channels for Fabregas to find with long passes but Watford are mopping them up for now and then working the ball around with short passes to get up the pitch. Mariappa mixes it up and chips a high ball towards Deeney but he can't flick it on as intended. 1:04PM 35 mins Bakayoko goes into a 50/50 with Doucoure and comes off worse but should be fine to continue.  Alonso commits the cardinal sin of clearing the ball into a central area from wide and Cleverley passes forwards and creates a shooting chance. Watford are getting shots at goal but they're all from distance. Morata goes down clutching his face and looks disgusted at Mariappa. He takes a forearm to the chin and goes down injured. HERE'S THE TWIST: Morata is actually fine. I wish footballers would stop doing this. 1:02PM 32 mins DAVID LUUUUUIZ! Saved by Gomes. He got a decent connection on that one as well but Gomes makes the save. Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (David Luiz, 30 min) Richarlison is giving Chelsea's defence the fear. He keeps facing up to them, dropping the shoulder and bursting away and since he's really quick and can go on either side, it's extremely difficult to read which way he might actually move. 1:01PM Time on ball (14 - 29 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:59PM 29 mins Watford are playing some really nice football here. They're passing and moving and creating chances in Chelsea's half, who sit deep and absorb before trying to counter quickly when they do win the ball. Hazard tries to turn his man and drive towards goal but runs out of space, Chelsea win a corner. 12:56PM 26 mins Richarlison takes on Azpilicueta, absolutely bins him with a little trick and a turn of pace, and then Rudiger wipes him out with a clumsy challenge. Yellow card. Rudiger thinks it's a dive - it is not.  Holebas gives the ball away with a bad attempt at dribbling but Fabregas makes a mistake immediately after and Watford pass it around superbly. Some of the little flicks are great to watch but they're also functional and Chelsea are finding it hard to contain Watford when they burst forward. 12:52PM 23 mins Credit: CAMERASPORT Watford are getting really annoyed with the referee and seem to have a growing belief that he's against them. There are some... strong challenges... going in on Chelsea's players too. Alonso takes his eye off the ball and fails to control a high pass on the left wing, Watford try to keep possession but Luiz cuts it out.   12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  12:50PM 20 mins Richarlison wins a free-kick wide left and Jon Moss brings Deeney over to have a word with both players. Watford are getting annoyed with various decisions the referee has already made. Holebas is booked for dissent after protesting about the award of the corner which led to Chelsea's goal, Femenia is booked for a slide tackle. 12:47PM 17 mins That's put a spanner in the works for Watford. They'd started well but you can't account for goals like that - sometimes there's just nothing you can do about them.  Watford are now in possession, stroking it around the middle of the pitch but finding it difficult to get beyond that. Richarlison goes on a little run and there's some beautiful link up play but the shot is a bad idea... and easily blocked. Chelsea counter, Morata holds it well and waits for Fabregas to move into space on the right... he's there! One on one with the goalkeeper! Gomes comes off his line, Fabregas tries the chip... but doesn't get enough height and it's saved. A massive miss for Chelsea! Attempt Saved: Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Cesc Fàbregas, 16 min)   12:47PM Watford respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Chelsea. Chelsea vs Watford shots on goal 12:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Chelsea vs Watford 12:42PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! It's a wonderstrike by Pedro! The ball is on the right side, passed into Pedro and he gets his foot around it, curling a shot away from goal that pings off the post and lands in the back of the net. Stunning. Chelsea 1 - 0 Watford (Pedro, 12 min) 12:41PM 11 mins Chelsea come out of their defensive shell a little and enjoy possession in Watford's half. Hazard hugs the touchline and tries to work it forward with Fabregas, Azpilicueta overlaps but his cross is poor. Chelsea are focusing their attacks down the right wing, looking to take advantage of space in behind Holeba and next to Britos. 12:39PM 9 mins What a pass by Fabregas. He picks it up in a deep central position, spots Azpilicueta's run down the right and pings a pass over the top, dropping dead by the corner flag and forcing a corner for Chelsea - out of nothing. So well weighted. Bakayoko is furious not to win a free-kick and then even more annoyed to be penalised for conceding a foul shortly after. 12:36PM 6 mins Great play by Watford again! A quick passing move with a neat little backheel flick nearly allows Richarlison to hand Pereyra and Deeney a chance to shoot inside the box but once again, Rudiger reads the pass and slides to cut it out.  Watford have started very well here but Chelsea are set up on the counter-attack. Azpilicueta crosses from the right, Gomes catches and then hurls the ball up to Richarlison for him to run down the wing. Rudiger comes flying across to slide tackle it out of play. I'm not sure Rudiger's touched the ball without already being on the ground yet. 12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates

  12:32PM 3 mins End to end start! Chelsea try to attack, lose the ball and Watford put them on the back foot as Richarlison runs towards goal and Rudiger slides in to win it back. Chelsea counter and Morata is denied at the front post by another slide tackle. ACTION! 12:30PM KICK-OFF! Here we go! Chelsea get the game started. 12:27PM Here come the teams! The players are out on the pitch, both are playing variations on a 3-4-3 and there's pressure everywhere. Who will win? We're going to find out very soon! 12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates and team news

  12:09PM Antonio Conte interview This is a fairly boring interview with Conte, who is doing that 'I'm quiet and thoughtful but if you push my button I will go MENTAL' routine. "A big test but we know that we're here to play a really good team and it will be very touch. We have to fight, for us it's third game in seven days but we have to try to play our football and to win. "You have to try always to win, a win is important at any point of the season." Yadda yadda yadda. Give us something juicy, Antonio!  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

Chelsea vs Watford, Premier League: Live score updates and team news

  11:57AM Alvaro Morata says "It's an important game for us because we need to come back to a winning dynamic and take three points here at home because we need it. "I think the attitude of the squad is very good but sometimes the things can go in the best way but we need to change this, we have a good mentality and now it's time to show on the pitch. It's a very good team, very difficult to play against and today it's difficult because they play well with the ball and have a good defence." 11:47AM Starting lineups Chelsea Chelsea team: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. #CHEWATpic.twitter.com/VQmlsHLUvq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 Watford TROY DEENEY STARTS! �� | #watfordfc XI v @ChelseaFC: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenía, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Pereyra, Deeney (C), Richarlison. pic.twitter.com/mu3o43OVi8— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 21, 2017   11:35AM The players have arrived Credit: CHELSEA Eden Hazard there, listening to, I think, Dire Straits. And after Hazard, Antonio Conte has arrived, not wearing headphones because the voices in his head are more than loud enough to keep himself in the zone. Conte needs a result here today and should really get one. BUT WILL HE? Credit: GETTY IMAGES 11:20AM Good morning! Hello sports fans! Welcome to our liveblog for today's big (early) kick-off. Chelsea aren't looking too tidy at the moment and there are noises - NOISES! - coming out of Stamford Bridge that all is not well. Watford are fourth in the Premier League, which few will have predicted, and could well cause a big upset today... the bookies don't seem to think it's particularly likely and they're usually not wrong. Only time will tell. You can follow all the action in this liveblog - stay with me, friend. 11:06AM Preview What is it? It's Saturday's early kick-off, featuring the reigning champions of Chelsea against the quietly impressive Watford. They're riding high in the table and could well pull off a shock against Antonio Conte's side. When is it? This Saturday, October 21st. What time is kick-off? It's the early game, so a 12.30pm start.  What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Chelsea had a tough midweek match against Roma and may choose to rest some key players to prevent losing a third Premier League game in a row. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko are doubts but N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are definitely out with injuries. Chelsea have a growing list of missing players and those who are available aren't in the form of their lives at the moment... Pick your Chelsea XI to start against Watford Watford still have a few players missing but none who would be expected to start today. Troy Deeney may well be handed Andre Gray's striker role after impressing against Arsenal, and considering Chelsea's defensive injury problems, might cause havoc upfront if he is given the job. Pick your Watford team to face Chelsea What are they saying? Antonio Conte on familiar murmurs at Stamford Bridge: Credit: REUTERS “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Credit: GETTY IMAGES Watford forward Richarlison on how having a gun in your face is slightly scarier than having to play football: “I remember when I was growing up in Brazil, a guy once pointed a gun at my face because he thought I was a drug dealer trying to steal his distribution point," he says. "That was my life. After that, playing Chelsea seems much easier!" What are the odds? Chelsea to win 4/11 Draw 22/5 Watford to win 8/1 What's our prediction? Chelsea have the better team but those rumours of discontent, a tough midweek battle and injury problems might just play into Watford's hands. We think it MIGHT be a draw or Watford win. Chelsea 1 - 1 Watford  

How to Watch Chelsea vs. Watford: Game Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

Chelsea hosts Watford in a matchup of two teams in the top five of the Premier League table.

Chelsea is on a bit of a rough stretch of form, as the London side is winless in its last three contests across all competitions. The Blues have lost consecutive Premier League games—to leaders Manchester City and Crystal Palace, which scored its first goal of the season en route to a 2-1 win last Saturday—and were outplayed in a 3-3 draw with Roma at home in the Champions League on Wednesday. The defending champions are in fifth place in the Prem, nine points behind City, making Saturday a virtual must-win if Chelsea wants to repeat.

Watford, on the other hand, is off to a dream start. If the season ended today, Watford would actually qualify for Champions League play by finishing fourth in the Premiership. The Hornets bounced back from an embarrassing 6-0 defeat to City by winning two of its next three league matches. Most recently, Watford beat Arsenal 2-1, a game that prompted Watford skipper Troy Deeney to criticize Arsenal's lack of heard. Watford enters the contest with 15 points, two ahead of fifth-place Chelsea.

How to Watch

Time: Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:30 a.m. ET

TV Channel: NBC Sports Network

Live Stream: Watch Live on NBC Sports Live or Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte ready to get tough with dissenters 

Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea squad they must stick together as they attempt to avoid a third successive Premier League defeat and a repeat of the dressing room problems that ended Jose Mourinho’s reign. David Luiz was visibly unhappy at being substituted against Roma in the Champions League, despite suffering a slight calf injury, and waved his arms in the air before heading straight down the tunnel for treatment. Chelsea head coach Conte is believed to have been concerned enough with the reaction to remind Luiz and his team-mates that he will not accept such behaviour ahead of Saturday’s clash against in-form Watford. Luiz was filmed smiling and striking a familiar pose as he walked on to the training pitch on Friday, which suggested there has been no fall-out between the 30-year-old and Conte. But Conte has no intention of seeing his management undermined and will not tolerate the sort of widespread disharmony that plagued Mourinho’s Chelsea title defence and resulted in the Portuguese being sacked. Any player who is caught questioning any of his decisions in future is likely to be dropped. Chelsea blamed “palpable discord between manager and players” for the decision to dismiss Mourinho in Dec 2015, but remain confident recent results under Conte will improve. Conte will be hoping for an improvement in fortune when they meet Watford Credit: REUTERS It was in the final months of Mourinho’s second spell at the club that Chelsea last lost three successive Premier League games and the club head into the clash against Watford on the back of defeats to Manchester City and Crystal Palace. The situation Chelsea find themselves in represents a swift downturn in fortunes since the Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid just over three weeks ago that left owner Roman Abramovich delighted. Other than celebrating the result, Abramovich was said to have purred over Chelsea’s performance and the fact they took the game to Atletico and dominated their hosts. Conte refused to disclose whether he has been in communication with Abramovich since the Atletico victory, but insisted he did not need any public backing from Chelsea. “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Conte’s job has been made harder by injuries to N’Golo Kante, Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater, while Tiemoue Bakayoko has been struggling to get over a groin problem suffered against Roma. The absences have limited Conte’s options to rotate as he attempts to juggle Premier League and Champions League campaigns, but the former Juventus manager foresaw his problems before the season started. Having warned in pre-season that this could be one of his most difficult challenges, following a title-winning first season at Chelsea, Conte said: “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Which Premier League striker would you pick in your fantasy XI? Conte this week responded to Mourinho’s jibe over rival managers “crying” about injuries by telling the Manchester United manager to stop talking about Chelsea. On Friday, he insisted he did not regret biting back but refused to be drawn further into a row. Conte said: “Regret? Why? I think every coach, every manager has to talk about his job, about himself, about his team, about his players. Not the other [team's players]. My answer is always the same. Every coach must be focused on his own work. That's the best way. “For me, this is a stupid subject. A stupid issue. It's fun to see your interest in this. I'm surprised about this, honestly.” Roma have been charged by Uefa after a section of their travelling supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during the Champions League draw between the two clubs. The complaint was made by the Football Against Racism in Europe group and the case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on Nov 16.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte ready to get tough with dissenters 

Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea squad they must stick together as they attempt to avoid a third successive Premier League defeat and a repeat of the dressing room problems that ended Jose Mourinho’s reign. David Luiz was visibly unhappy at being substituted against Roma in the Champions League, despite suffering a slight calf injury, and waved his arms in the air before heading straight down the tunnel for treatment. Chelsea head coach Conte is believed to have been concerned enough with the reaction to remind Luiz and his team-mates that he will not accept such behaviour ahead of Saturday’s clash against in-form Watford. Luiz was filmed smiling and striking a familiar pose as he walked on to the training pitch on Friday, which suggested there has been no fall-out between the 30-year-old and Conte. But Conte has no intention of seeing his management undermined and will not tolerate the sort of widespread disharmony that plagued Mourinho’s Chelsea title defence and resulted in the Portuguese being sacked. Any player who is caught questioning any of his decisions in future is likely to be dropped. Chelsea blamed “palpable discord between manager and players” for the decision to dismiss Mourinho in Dec 2015, but remain confident recent results under Conte will improve. Conte will be hoping for an improvement in fortune when they meet Watford Credit: REUTERS It was in the final months of Mourinho’s second spell at the club that Chelsea last lost three successive Premier League games and the club head into the clash against Watford on the back of defeats to Manchester City and Crystal Palace. The situation Chelsea find themselves in represents a swift downturn in fortunes since the Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid just over three weeks ago that left owner Roman Abramovich delighted. Other than celebrating the result, Abramovich was said to have purred over Chelsea’s performance and the fact they took the game to Atletico and dominated their hosts. Conte refused to disclose whether he has been in communication with Abramovich since the Atletico victory, but insisted he did not need any public backing from Chelsea. “I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret,” said Conte. “It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. “The support is my job. The support is my job, my work. This is only my support. I know only this support in my experience. I don't know other support. I have to put all myself into the job. If this is enough, it's okay. If it's not enough, (shrugs). But the only support I know is my job.” 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Conte’s job has been made harder by injuries to N’Golo Kante, Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater, while Tiemoue Bakayoko has been struggling to get over a groin problem suffered against Roma. The absences have limited Conte’s options to rotate as he attempts to juggle Premier League and Champions League campaigns, but the former Juventus manager foresaw his problems before the season started. Having warned in pre-season that this could be one of his most difficult challenges, following a title-winning first season at Chelsea, Conte said: “I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. “But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. “I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone. I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situation. But I was a magician to anticipate.” Which Premier League striker would you pick in your fantasy XI? Conte this week responded to Mourinho’s jibe over rival managers “crying” about injuries by telling the Manchester United manager to stop talking about Chelsea. On Friday, he insisted he did not regret biting back but refused to be drawn further into a row. Conte said: “Regret? Why? I think every coach, every manager has to talk about his job, about himself, about his team, about his players. Not the other [team's players]. My answer is always the same. Every coach must be focused on his own work. That's the best way. “For me, this is a stupid subject. A stupid issue. It's fun to see your interest in this. I'm surprised about this, honestly.” Roma have been charged by Uefa after a section of their travelling supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during the Champions League draw between the two clubs. The complaint was made by the Football Against Racism in Europe group and the case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on Nov 16.

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Racist chanting towards Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger didn't fall on deaf ears at UEFA.

UEFA charge Roma after racist chanting witnessed

Racist chanting towards Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger didn't fall on deaf ears at UEFA.

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Uefa investigate Roma after fans accused of 'monkey chants' during Chelsea clash

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Uefa investigate Roma after fans accused of 'monkey chants' during Chelsea clash

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Roma charged by Uefa over alleged racist chanting at former defender Antonio Rudiger

Roma charged by Uefa over alleged racist chanting at former defender Antonio Rudiger

Roma have been charged by Uefa after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during Wednesday's Champions League match at Stamford Bridge. Germany defender Rudiger left Roma for Chelsea last summer, having previously expressed his frustration at a failure to tackle racist incidents which saw him targeted. A statement from European football's governing body read: "Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Uefa Champions League group stage match between Chelsea FC and AS Roma (3-3), played on October 18 in England." Uefa said the charge was "racist behaviour (monkey chants)", adding: "This case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 16." Rudiger, 24, appeared in Wednesday's fixture as a 77th minute substitute. The match ended in a 3-3 draw Credit: PA Before his departure from Roma in May, for an initial £29million, he told German sports magazine SportBild: "Racism is a serious issue here. "Incidents like the ones with (Juventus' Medhi) Benatia and me simply happen too often in this country and that is why something must happen now. When the Italian FA is not doing anything then Fifa must act. "It is easy to come up with the 'No to racism' campaign but when you don't do anything concrete then that does not help." Chelsea had taken a 2-0 lead against the Italians on Wednesday before falling 3-2 behind and eventually securing a draw through Eden Hazard's equaliser.

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Roma charged by Uefa over alleged racist chanting at former defender Antonio Rudiger

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UEFA charge Roma fans with racist chanting at Chelsea match

Proceedings have been opened following an alleged incident during the Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

UEFA charge Roma fans with racist chanting at Chelsea match

Proceedings have been opened following an alleged incident during the Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

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