Woeful Chelsea hit new 23-year low at Watford

Woeful Chelsea hit new 23-year low at Watford

first_imgChelsea Conte’s Chelsea hit 23-year low in Watford humbling Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 06:28 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Olivier Giroud Chelsea Watford Catherine Ivill Chelsea Premier League Antonio Conte Watford v Chelsea Watford The Blues boss finds himself on the brink following a 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road, which saw the Premier League champions crumble with 10 men Chelsea’s humbling 4-1 defeat at Watford has seen them hit a 23-year low in the Premier League under Antonio Conte.The Blues boss made the trip to Vicarage Road with his ongoing presence at Stamford Bridge already being called into question .A 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth on home soil had seen uncomfortable questions asked of the Italian amid reports of dressing room unrest. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Conte would have been hoping for a positive response against Watford, but he got another abject display.Chelsea’s cause was delivered a damaging blow inside half-an-hour when Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off.There was brief hope when Eden Hazard cancelled out Troy Deeney’s penalty eight minutes from time, but a late collapse saw the visitors leave with their tail between their legs .Not since 1995 have the Blues suffered such crushing defeats in back-to-back top-flight fixtures, with the wheels having fallen off in some style for the reigning champions.3 – Chelsea have lost consecutive Premier League games by a margin of 3+ goals for the first time since October 1995 (1-4 vs Man Utd and 0-3 vs Blackburn). Humbled.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 5, 2018 Ill-discipline has been a problem for Chelsea this season, with Bakayoko the latest to have seen red in a campaign of far too many cards.7 – Only Grimsby Town (8) have been shown more red cards in all competitions of English football this season than Chelsea (7). Rash. #WATCHE — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 5, 2018 While the Blues now face another testing period of reflection, with Conte’s position under serious threat, Watford can bask in the claiming of a prized scalp.The Hornets do not have the best of records against Chelsea, but they are now revelling in a first victory over the west London giants in 14 attempts — with that sequence stretching back to a 1-0 win in September 1999.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img

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