Chelsea bounce back with Watford win

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Chelsea’s English midfielder Ross Barkley (2R) celebrates scoring the third goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge in London on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)

Chelsea retook their place in the Premier League top four as goals from Olivier Giroud, Willian and Ross Barkley capped a dominant display to beat Watford 3-0 and leave the Hornets still precariously placed just one point outside the relegation zone.

Manchester United’s 5-2 thrashing of Bournemouth earlier in the day saw Chelsea slip outside the top four before kick-off, but the Blues bounced back with very little fuss as Watford failed to exploit the hosts’ defensive frailties.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reacted to the bitter disappointment of blowing a lead to lose 3-2 at struggling West Ham on Wednesday by making four changes with Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger paying the price for their part in the Hammers’ late winner.

Giroud was…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper