#Chelsea came from behind to defeat a resilient #Watford team at Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Mirror. Twelve minutes into the #Match, Pedro opened the scoring to put Chelsea ahead. Afterward, Watford were two goals up when Abdoulaye Doucouré and Roberto Pereyra found the back of the net in the 45th and 49th minutes respectively. However, things began to change in favor of Chelsea when substitute Michy Batshuayi tied the score with his brilliant header past Watford goalie Heurelho Gomes. Later on, César Azpilicueta put Chelsea in the lead in the 87th minute before Michy Batshuayi once again found the back of the net in stoppage time to seal the victory for the hosts.

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In the course of the encounter, Watford had every chance to silence the home team but squandered them all. With this victory, Chelsea is fourth with 16 points, one point better than Watford, who are placed 15th in the standings. Here's a review of the match.

Chelsea outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Thibaut Courtois (6.32). Defender - David Luiz (eight points), Antonio Rüdiger (7.63), Gary Cahill (6.73), César Azpilicueta (7.60), Marcos Alonso (6.09). Midfielder - Tiemoué Bakayoko (7.74), Cesc Fàbregas (7.18). Forward - Pedro (8.33), Álvaro Morata (6.20), Eden Hazard (8.63). Used substitutes - Michy Batshuayi (8.37), Willian (6.55), Davide Zappacosta (6.30).

Team's strength and weakness: The Blues regularly stole possession from Watford players and went on to create goal scoring opportunities from set pieces.

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Thus, they were good at finishing but were often caught offside and gave away six fouls around their box.

Style of play: Antonio Conte's men attacked through the center midfield and as well favored long-range shots.

Watford outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Heurelho Gomes (six points). Defender - Christian Kabasele (6.41), Adrian Mariappa (6.08), Miguel Britos (6.08). Midfielder - Kiko Femenía (6.28), José Holebas (6.22), Abdoulaye Doucouré (7.69), Tom Cleverley (6.77). Forward - Roberto Pereyra (6.90), Troy Deeney (7.15), Richarlison (7.10). Used substitutes - André Carrillo (5.61),

Team's strength and weakness: The Hornets were effective at setting up chances from long shot situations and from set pieces. However, they were often caught offside and committed several individual fumbles.

Style of play: Marco Silva's side had a high shot frequency when in possession of the ball.

Who's the most performed player in the match?

Pedro did well for Chelsea, aside from scoring the first goal, the Spaniard continued to cause havoc in the defense of Watford thereby creating chances for other Chelsea players to score. Also, Pedro completed a total of 50 touches in the match.

Both teams' Week 10 fixtures

Chelsea hits the road to face Bournemouth on Saturday 28 October. The same weekend, Watford will slog it out with fumbling Stoke City.