The reigning English champions were back to Stamford Bridge to host Watford after losing two consecutive league games. The Blues lost to Manchester City on the same ground before the international break and then suffered a shocking 1-2 defeat to Crystal Palace just after returning from national duties. Antonio Conte's side was looking for a victory after failing to win all the last three contests in all competitions.

The visitors went to the game after coming from behind to stun Arsenal with a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road Stadium last weekend. In fact, the Hornets had only lost a single Premier League match in which Manchester City thumped them 6-0.

Watford was keen to inflict another painful defeat to Chelsea the same way they had done it to another London team just exactly seven days before the contest against the champions.

Chelsea in two successive six-goals thrillers

In midweek, Chelsea hosted AS Roma of Italy in a Champions League fixture and drew 3-3 in a game that the Blues had gone in front with two goals. Early goals from David Luiz and Eden Hazard put the English champions ahead but Edin Dzeko pulled one back for the visitors five minutes from the break. The Italian team came back after the break and equalized through Alexandr Kolarov in the sixty-fourth minute. The Bosnia-Herzegovina added his second for the night with only twenty minutes before the end of the match to put AS Roma at the lead, but a goal from Eden Hazard in the seventy-fifth minute was enough to salvage a point to Chelsea.

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The outcome of the game ensured that Chelsea swapped positions with Watford with the Blues climbing the ladder to the fourth spot in the league standings after nine matches.

With just three days after the dramatic 3-3 draw against AS Roma, Chelsea hosted Watford in a game that the hosts were on target after twelve minutes with the goal coming from Pedro Rodriguez. Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucuore score at the stoke of first-half to ensure that the two teams went to the break leveled on goals. It only took the Hornets four minutes after the restart of the match to take the lead through Roberto Pereyra leaving Chelsea fans in utter shock. However, a brace from Michy Batchuayi and a goal from Cesar Azpilicueta ensured that the London outfits picked the maximum points with a 4-2 victory over Watford.

Batchuayi only scores crucial goals

It was The Belgian striker's goal against West Bromwich Albion in the 0-1 at the Hawthorns Stadium that ensured the Blues won the title last season with two fixtures to spare.

The former Marseille striker had also scored a goal in the stoppage minute to put Chelsea on a landmark victory over Atletico Madrid in Spain.

With Alvaro Morata struggling to find the net since pulling out in Chelsea's 0-1 defeat to Machester City, Conte had to introduce the Belgian to save the Chelsea from failing to win four matches in a row. Batchuayi only took exactly ten minutes to equalize for Chelsea soon after replacing Alvaro Morata in the sixty-first minute. The striker was on target again in the stoppage minutes to score Chelsea's fourth in a game that ended 4-2 in favor of the hosts. It's worth noting that Michy Batchuayi had scored a goal last season in the corresponding fixture that the West Londoners beat Watford 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge.