EPL: Chelsea 4-2 Watford

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No team has ever lost this many of their opening eight matches and still won the Premier League title.

"When you concede seven goals in the last three games you have to try to understand and to try to improve".

He told reporters: "It's a really unfair result". "We didn't create a lot in the first half but we controlled the match".

Chelsea have named Tiemoue Bakayoko in the starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League clash with Watford.

The game represented a chance for Chelsea to silence the naysayers who believe their increased workload this season will hamper their league form, but even though they earned a first win in four in all competitions, the fact they were outplayed for long periods at Stamford Bridge will worry Conte.

Watford goals were scored by Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra.

"It depends if I want to see the positive aspect or the negative aspect", Conte said, smiling. Without the protection offered by the injured N'Golo Kante, Chelsea's backline looked exposed and if Richarlison had converted when unmarked in the box with Watford leading 2-1, the result could have looked very different.

The short corner was pulled back to Pedro who curled a fantastic strike in off the top left hand corner of the goal frame.

However, Gomes had no chance with Pedro's opener on 12 minutes, a goal of the month contender, as he bent a shot from outside the penalty area beyond the keeper, kissing the post as it nestled in to the back of the net.

The home side leveled in the 71st when Batshuayi headed Pedro's cross from the right into the far corner.

However, when Chelsea then went in front, he added: "Will Chelsea be the new...."

Richarlison missed two easy chances either side of the goal and Watford had further chances to extend its advantage before Chelsea made it pay for its profligacy.

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