Chelsea boosted their Champions League qualification hopes with a cozy win over Leading League strugglers Watford.
The final result lifts the Blues again up to fourth in the table, soon after they have been briefly leapfrogged by Manchester United.
Nigel Pearson’s side continue being a level higher than the relegation zone but have performed a match much more than Aston Villa, who vacation to Liverpool on Sunday (16:30 BST).
Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for the Blues, latching on to Ross Barkley’s intelligent pass and steering a left-foot shot into the bottom proper corner.
While Watford worked really hard to have the hosts they presented tiny to advise they had been able of a initial gain at Stamford Bridge due to the fact 1986.
And they fell more behind prior to the split, with Etienne Capoue’s rash obstacle on Christian Pulisic ensuing in a Chelsea penalty that Willian duly transformed.
Thereafter it was comparatively simple sailing for Frank Lampard’s aspect, who rounded off the scoring when Barkley found the leading remaining corner from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.
The Blues have now received 3 of their 4 video games considering the fact that the major flight resumed in June.
Chelsea get back mojo and leading four position
Manchester United’s thumping victory against Bournemouth had observed Chelsea fall out of the major four places for the initially time considering that 26 Oct.
But this was the perfect response from Frank Lampard’s aspect who ended up brimming with electrical power all through and appeared galvanised by Wednesday’s lacklustre defeat at West Ham.
The Blues produced 4 variations to their commencing XI and appeared noticeably much more confident defensively even though Willian – who scored a penalty in his 3rd consecutive match – Barkley and Pulisic furnished the thrust going forward.
England midfielder Barkley was notably outstanding, demanding the ball in restricted locations and then limiting his number of touches to get out of problems and sustain Chelsea’s attacking momentum.
Chelsea’s opener was the ideal case in point as he controlled and swivelled away from a defender in one particular movement and then sliced open up the Watford defence with his next touch.
Barkley, who played extra attacking passes (47) than any of Chelsea’s other front six gamers, also capped a wonderful person overall performance with his initial Premier League target of the marketing campaign late on.
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