Antonio Conte hails Chelsea's spirit, commitment in Watford win

Posted October 22, 2017

Antonio Conte hailed the contributions of Davide Zappacosta, Willian and Michy Batshuayi as unbelievable after Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Of course, Chelsea scored a fantastic goal but we reacted well when we got to 1-1.

Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi who came on after 60 minutes, scored twice to help Chelsea cross the line.

The Hornets are flying high in the Premier League after eight matches and came into their match at Stamford Bridge full of confidence following their come-from-behind win against Arsenal at Vicarage Road last weekend.

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Cesar Azpilicueta put Chelsea back in front with a header from very close range to the bottom left corner just three minutes from time.

Silva continued: "I'm proud of how we started the second half".

"I think we didn't deserve the result, even if we took only one point I think it is not fair to us".

The Premier League champions appeared to be heading for a fourth consecutive game without a win in all competitions when Roberto Pereyra fired the visitors ahead four minutes into the second half. We didn't give chances for Chelsea to counter.

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Watford pushed Chelsea hard and squandered several good chances but Conte praised his players' heart in coming from 2-1 down and said he had been a bit lucky with his substitutions. Then the fresh players in the pitch like Willian, Batshuayi - in one moment they can make the difference. Everyone's frustrated in the dressing room but we need to continue.

On Richarlison's miss, the Portuguese added on Sky Sports: "He didn't score today but he will score in the next match".

Silva felt disappointed in the officials for awarding the corner that led to Pedro's opening goal instead of a goal kick. "That's football. It's unfair".

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