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Watford vs Chelsea LIVE

  • By playing two holding midfielders and no Hazard, Chelsea pretty lacklustre going forward tonight
  • As Simon Johnson says, Chelsea are lacking the invention and pace of Hazard tonight. They could well go on and win it, but they look functional tonight without any real sparkle.
    2/3/2016 9:03:59 PM
  • 60' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Matic has a volley from range but Gomes thankfully gathers on the second attempt - a little nervy from the Watford No. 1.
    2/3/2016 9:06:00 PM
  • 61' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Watford fans cry out as Oscar chops down Watson on the flank, but the Brazilian survives getting a caution.
    2/3/2016 9:06:35 PM
  • 62' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: First change for Watford as Abdi replaces Jurado.
    2/3/2016 9:08:07 PM
  • SNAPSHOT: @hdgomes makes a full stretch save to tip over Mikel's deflected effort. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaUZgnNWwAE8Ejt.jpg

  • Chelsea fans chant for Hazard...can't blame them
  • 66' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Watson lines up a corner, but it's really poor and straight to the near post for Mikel to clear easily. Now Paredes departs for Nyom - probably wise given his earlier caution from that Costa chaos.
    2/3/2016 9:12:29 PM
  • 60 - Chelsea took until the 60th minute to attempt their first shot on target in the match against Watford. Wait.
  • Gomes saves from Oscar!
    2/3/2016 9:14:50 PM
  • 69' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Oscar bears down on goal and unleashes a fierce 25-yard drive which Gomes does well to beat away for a corner. The keeper then punches the corner clear and Watford break, but play is pulled back as Ighalo gets in due to a foul on Fabregas.
    2/3/2016 9:15:51 PM
  • 71' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: A positive change from Hiddink as Eden Hazard is on for Matic - an attacking sub if there ever was one.
    2/3/2016 9:18:14 PM
  • 74' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Watford continue to press, while Hazard is looking to tease his way around the defence - this one is perfectly poised.
    2/3/2016 9:21:52 PM
  • 76' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Watford earn a corner after decent work from Watson and Capoue, but Chelsea clear again.
    2/3/2016 9:22:20 PM
  • What a save by Gomes!
    2/3/2016 9:22:28 PM
  • 78' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Ivanovic had to open the scoring there, but Gomes does brilliantly to parry his near-post drive wide! Superb goalkeeping.
    2/3/2016 9:22:58 PM
  • 79' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: More pressure from the Blues sees Terry flick on a cross towards goal, but Gomes collects on the line - he spills a little under pressure, but the offside flag goes up.
    2/3/2016 9:23:34 PM
  • 80' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Just 10 minutes left at Vicarage Road now and a goal now would surely win it...
    2/3/2016 9:26:25 PM
  • Chance for Hazard!
    2/3/2016 9:26:30 PM
  • 81' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Oh dear Eden... the winger looks to be in as he evades a challenge to collect a cutback, but his touch is heavy and Gomes is off his line really quickly to collect bravely!
    2/3/2016 9:27:00 PM
  • 84' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Costa almost opens the scoring with a spectacular scissor kick, but the angle is just too much at the back post and he can only volley wide on the stretch. Chelsea want this now.
    2/3/2016 9:29:39 PM
  • SNAPSHOT: @T_Deeney jumps highest to win a header. Ten minutes to go at Vicarage Road & it remains 0-0. #watfordfc http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaUdzsPWEAA8jLo.jpg

  • 85' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Here's the moment Watford fans were waiting for - Suarez comes on for Capoue.
    2/3/2016 9:31:18 PM
  • What a save by Gomes!
    2/3/2016 9:33:38 PM
  • 88' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: Was that the chance to win it? Willian finally finds a good cross for Costa, but Gomes is equal to the header with a brilliant one-handed stop! What a performance from the Watford No. 1.
    2/3/2016 9:34:43 PM
  • 91' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: We're into three minutes of injury time - it's now or never for both sides, but Deeney fouls Ivanovic and a Watford move comes to an end.
    2/3/2016 9:36:41 PM
  • 92' Watford 0-0 Chelsea: One last chance for Chelsea? Terry on the ball...
    2/3/2016 9:37:46 PM
  • Terry pumps it forward...
    2/3/2016 9:37:50 PM
  • No, GOmes collects once again under pressure from Costa. A top, top display from the keeper.
    2/3/2016 9:38:09 PM
  • Well that's a wrap at Vicarage Road, with Chelsea and Watford sharing the spoils. Heurelho Gomes gets an absolutely superb reception from the Hornets fans as he departs - the keeper was magnificent today, and fully deserves the applause.
    2/3/2016 9:41:20 PM
  • That's it...a rather dull 0-0...Hiddink's tactics somewhat questionable...Chelsea looked far more dangerous when Hazard came on-but too late
  • As Simon Johnson says, Chelsea looked much more likely to nab the win with Hazard on the pitch. Then again, it comes back around to the question of whether they are more vulnerable with him on from the start.
    2/3/2016 9:46:42 PM
  • Right, that's it from Standard Sport's coverage of tonight's game. Chelsea will feel frustrated to have passed up the chance to climb the table, while Watford have Heurelho Gomes to thank for earning a hard-fought point in front of the Hornets faithful. Thanks for joining us - bye for now.
    2/3/2016 9:52:24 PM
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