Dennis historic goal not enough for Watford as Chelsea snatch points
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Dennis historic goal not enough for Watford as Chelsea snatch points

Tuchel says Chelsea lucky to win against Watford

Emmanuel Dennis was on target again as Watford suffered a 2-1 loss to Chelsea at Vicarage Road on Wednesday in a Premier League game.

The Nigerian who has been in top form continued from where he left it off scoring a beautiful goal against the European champions.

Watford started the game the better side and were ontop for the most part of the early exchanges but the match was suspended for medics to attend to a fan who needed attention in the stand.

After restart, Watford continued to dominate but it was Chelsea who drew the first blood through Mason Mount, the Cobham graduate smashed home a shot after he was teed up by Kai Havertz.

Dennis Emmanuel equalised for the home side with a brilliant effort for his third goal in three consecutive Premier League games making him just the first Watford player to achieve such feat since Troy Deeney in February 2017.

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The scores were level at half time.

But Chelsea will finally find the winning goal when Mason Mount set up Hakim Ziyech who was subbed on in the second half for the winning goal.

It was a convincing win for the table toppers and their manager Thomas Tuchel revealed his frustration during a post match interview.

“We stole three points. We don’t have to talk around it. It feels very, very good, it’s an important three points of course. For the first time it feels like a lucky win,” Tuchel, who made six changes to his line-up, told Amazon Prime.

“That’s not us. We were absolutely not ready today for this match. I missed maybe to find the right approach to make my team ready.

“We had the break due to very sad circumstances – hopefully the person is better and hopefully it was enough time to keep them safe. Even this break after the first 11 minutes did not change our approach. We did not cope with the pressure, with the first ball, second ball.

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“We had a lot of changes, I admit that, but too many faults. It did not get better. The only thing we could do was hang in there and focus on the easy things. It was a lucky win.

“I see this totally as an exception from the rule. I will not insist too long on this match because it’s so unusual for us to play like this.”

Up next for Chelsea is a trip to West Ham for a derby at London Stadium, while Watford face another tough test with Manchester City visiting Vicarage Road.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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