On behalf of the 33rd day of the Premier League, Chelsea hosted Watford at Stamford Bridge. Pressured by Manchester United victorious over Bournemouth (5-2) earlier in the afternoon, Frank Lampard’s men had to prevail to take fourth place from United, Connectley News Reports.
The Blues started the match in 4-3-3 with their three French Kurt Zouma, N’Golo Kanté and Olivier Giroud titular. For their part, the Hornets relied on a 4-2-3-1 with Deeney in the lead. Just before the half-hour mark, Chelsea took control of operations.
Giroud well served by Barkley in the area deceived Foster with a beautiful short taut net strike (1-0, 28th). The French striker scored his fifth goal of the season in the Premier League. Just before the break, Chelsea made the break. Pulisic was cut into the surface by Capuieo. The referee indicated the penalty spot. Willian did not tremble and transformed the sentence (2-0, 43rd).
In added time, Barkley well served by Azpilicueta adjusted Foster (3-0, 90 + 3). With their seventeenth success of the season, Chelsea took fourth place in the standings and were one length behind Leicester.