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CHELSEA held out to defeat Watford 2-1.
Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic scored for the Blues – who next face Ajax in the Champions League.
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BEN FOSTER has revealed he can't believe Kepa managed to deny him in stoppage time.
He told Sky Sports: “That’s the closest I have ever come to scoring. I can't believe he saved it but that's why they spend so much money on a goalkeeper like Kepa.”
Speaking of the result, he added: “Just to get the draw would have been a fair result I think.
“We are a little disappointed. We are so better than that. They were a very good team. They are full of young energetic players.
“Our manager told us before the game that they are like kids in the playground and if you leave the gates open you will let them run free.
“I feel like we did that at times which is disappointing.We have been unlucky – we know a win is just round the corner.”
FRANK LAMPARD has revealed he thinks the penalty decision that VAR awarded against his side was not clear and obvious.
He said: ” I can't believe it's been overturned.
“For me that is certainly not a clear and obvious mistake, so I didn't get that one.
“If we're overturning then it has to be really clear why you're overturning it, and for a reason.”
VERDICT by Gareth Davies: EDEN HAZARD’S departure from Chelsea last summer was supposed to herald a season of struggle at Stamford Bridge.
It hasn’t quite worked out that way. Now Hazard is a memory – a happy one, but a memory.
Frank Lampard and his young team have ushered in a new era, and Blues fans are delighted.
Hazard gone? No problem. Transfer embargo? No problem. Rudiger and Kante injured? No problem.
Lampard took over from Maurizio Sarri after a year in charge at Derby and brought Mason Mount, 20, back with him after a loan spell with the Rams. Now he’s starring in Lampard’s midfield.
Tammy Abraham, 22, was recalled from loan as Aston Villa. He has scored nine Premier League goals.
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CHRISTIAN PULISIC has revealed he is aiming to prove why he should be starting every week.
He said: “I want to make an impact for the team and I am enjoying it a lot.
“I want to prove every week that I deserve to be in the starting line-up.”
The American added: “Those last five or 10 minutes felt like a really long time. In the second half we felt like we were dominating.
“We needed to get a third to put the game away but then we gave away a soft penalty in my opinion.”
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