Watford vs Chelsea: Abraham, Pulisic score as Blues beat Hornets 2-1

Watford vs Chelsea: Abraham, Pulisic score as Blues beat Hornets 2-1

- Watford vs Chelsea saw the Blues win their fifth straight Premier League match of the season

- Tammy Abraham's early goal and Christian Pulisic's second half strike gave the Blues a 2-0 lead

- Watford's only goal came from a Gerard Deulofeu's penalty as Chelsea move to third on the log

Watford vs Chelsea ended 2-1 in favour of Frank Lampard's side as they recorded their fifth straight win in the Premier League.

Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic both scored in each half of the match as Gerard Deulofeu got Waford's only goal of the match from a spot-kick.

Chelsea got their noses in front after a delightful pass from Jorginho found Abraham who was on hand to apply an instinctive finish to make it 1-0 after just five minutes played.

Ben Foster then made three world-class saves to keep out Willian, Mason Mount and Jorginho's efforts to keep his side in the match.

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Deulofeu had the Hornets' best chance in the first half after finding his way into Chelsea's 18-yard area but his effort went agonizingly wide.

Watford almost leveled matters two minutes after the restart but Kurt Zouma threw himself into an Andre Gray's point-blank shot to save the goal-bound move.

Mount for the second time in the match brought out the best in Forster following a swift counter-attacking move involving Jorginho and Willian in the 49th minute.

Goalscorer turned provider as Abraham gave Christian Pulisic a low cross across the six-yard box for the American to double Chelsea's lead with a simple finish. 2-0 it was to Lampard's side.

Pulisic almost grabbed his second two minutes later but Forster had to make a save with his legs as the scoreline remain 2-0.

Watford were given a lifeline after the VAR confirmed Jorginho tripped Deulofeu in the box and the Spaniard converted the spot-kick to make it 2-1 with ten minutes left to play.

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Chelsea had Kepa Arrizabalaga to thank in injury time as he saved a Forster's diving header as the Blues ran away with a 2-1 win.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Olivier has been told by Frank Lampard he should focus more on playing for Chelsea than the French national side.

The 33-year-old was left out of The Blues squad that lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

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