Conte Hails Chelsea's Spirit, Commitment In Watford Win

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Antonio Conte hailed the contributions of Davide Zappacosta, Willian and Michy Batshuayi as fantastic after Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro had given Chelsea the lead in the 12th minute with a superb curling strike but Abdoulaye Doucoure leveled on the stroke of halftime and Roberto Pereyra put Watford in front four minutes after the break.

But he acknowledged the defensive frailty that has resulted in the Premier League champions shipping seven goals in their last three matches and repeated his mantra that only through hard work could the side improve. In the second half, for 35 to 40 minutes, I saw one team playing.

"I'm proud of how we played, but of course I'm really frustrated". Without the protection offered by the injured N'Golo Kante, Chelsea's backline looked exposed and if Richarlison had converted when unmarked in the box with Watford leading 2-1, the result could have looked very different. "It showed our way and we need to continue in this way".

The Blues came back from behind to win for the first time this season, moving them up above their opponents and into fourth place.

The hosts took a controversial lead when they were awarded a corner despite the ball appearing to have come off the foot of Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

It could have been worse for Antonio Conte's side as Brazilian Richarlison missed two glorious chances for Watford either side of Pereyra's goal.

Victory takes Chelsea above Watford into third in the table, six points behind leaders Manchester City.

David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko start for Chelsea against Watford despite picking up knocks during Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League.

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