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90' + 1'
R. Barkley
R. James
2 - 1
89'
B. Chilwell
M. Mount
87'
D. Gosling
A. Masina
1 - 1
82'
D. Gosling
E. Kayembe
11'
K. Havertz
Kenedy
1 - 0

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Possession
71% 28%
6
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 3
Total Passes 734 281
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Commentary

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A special mention must also go to Mike Dean, who refereed his 561st and final Premier League match today before calling time on a remarkable career.
Ross Barkley scored a stoppage-time winner as Chelsea beat relegated Watford 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Dan Gosling appeared to have rescued a point for the Hornets in Roy Hodgson's final game in charge as he cancelled out Kai Havertz's first-half strike. But Barkley snatched the spoils by heading in Reece James' 91st-minute cross at Stamford Bridge.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 2-1 WATFORD
90' + 3' Ziyech almost puts the icing on the cake in spectacular fashion; his powerful 25-yard strike is heading for the top corner, but Bachmann holds onto it.
R. James
Assist
90' + 1' James provided a marvellous cross for Barkley to attack.
R. Barkley
Goal
90' + 1' BARKLEY!!! 2-1 CHELSEA! The hosts regain the lead in the first minute of stoppage time. Barkley, who has been impressive since coming on, is in the right place to head home from James' cross.
B. Chilwell
M. Mount
89' Everyone on their feet at Stamford Bridge as Chilwell makes his long-awaited return from that ACL injury. Mount makes way.
A. Masina
Assist
87' Masina produced an inviting cross that was clinically headed in by Gosling.
D. Gosling
Goal
87' 1-1!!! GOSLING EQUALISES! Masina is found in acres of space on the left. He crosses to the far post, where an unmarked Gosling heads past Mendy.
85' Five minutes to go at Stamford Bridge. As things stand, it is looking like a routine win for Chelsea
83' Barkley seeks out Havertz with a throughball into the box, but Kabasele tracks his run all the way and makes an important block.
D. Gosling
E. Kayembe
82' Another change for Watford with Gosling replacing Kayembe.
80' Watford look to break with Sissoko leading the charge. The midfielder tries to release King, but Mendy is quickly out of goal to clear.
A. Masina
H. Kamara
78' Kamara is unable to continue and he is replaced by Masina.
76' There is a break in play as Kamara stays down and is in need of attention from the Watford medical team.
74' Chelsea still 1-0 to the good as we head into the final quarter of an hour. Havertz's early strike still separates the sides.
J. Hernández
J. King
72' Watford's first change sees Hernandez replace King.
71' From the resulting corner, the ball breaks kindly for Mount on the edge of the box. However, the England international cannot keep his curling effort on target.
70' GREAT EFFORT! Space opens for Barkley to let fly from distance. His fierce effort is heading for the roof of the net, but Bachmann produces brilliant reflexes to deny him.
69' Good defending! After turning away from his marker, James is about to pull the trigger inside the area. However, Cleverley makes up important ground before crucially intercepting.
R. Barkley
A. Rüdiger
65' Rudiger makes way on his final Chelsea appearance to be replaced by Barkley.
64' Good strike! After a good spell of pressure from the Blues, Ziyech works space to shoot from the edge of the area. His low strike is creeping towards the bottom corner, but Bachmann gets down well to hold.
63' Chelsea look to threaten at the other end and Saul tries his luck from distance, but the effort is blocked.
61' ALMOST A CALAMITY! Azpilicueta knocks the ball back towards Mendy, but gets it all wrong. Thankfully, Silva spares his skipper's blushes by clearing off the line.
M. Sarr
Kenedy
59' Kenedy takes a knock and is forced off. Sarr comes on in his place.
57' At the other end, Ziyech and Havertz look to breach the Watford defence, but they are unable to find a way through the stubborn resistance.
54' King embarks on a strong run into the right side of the penalty area. The striker manages to squeeze in a cross, but it is gathered by Mendy.
52' It has been a positive response since the restart by Watford, who are looking to avoid a 27th defeat of the season. Only during the 1971-72 campaign have they lost more times in their history (28).
50' The visitors are awarded a free-kick right on the edge of the box after Kante fouls Sema, whose subsequent delivery goes straight into the wall.
48' Good save! A bright start to the second half by Watford sees Pedro embark on a dangerous run into the heart of the Chelsea defence, before drawing smart reactions out of Mendy.
46' We're off and running once more at the Bridge.
The Blues have certainly dominated the first half at Stamford Bridge; enjoying 72 per cent of possession while registering 11 shots on goal to their opponents' four.
Chelsea are a goal to the good at the break thanks to Kai Havertz's early strike, and well on course to securing third place in the Premier League. As things stand, Watford are set to bow out of the top-flight with a defeat.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 1-0 WATFORD
45' + 1' OFF THE BAR! The hosts almost double their lead as Havertz latches onto a lofted ball into the penalty area, only to be denied by the woodwork from a tight angle.
44' Following good build-up from Chelsea down the right, there is a chance for Mount in the box, but the England international is denied by a strong block from the Watford defence.
42' The Blues do boast an impressive record on the final day of Premier League seasons. Prior to kick-off, only Arsenal (64) had found the net more times than them (56).
40' Chelsea continue to threaten and Havertz looks to get in behind the defence, who make up vital ground to deny him a clear sight on goal.
39' Good save! The ball breaks kindly in the box for Mount to strike, but Bachmann is equal to his low drive.
37' Kenedy has looked lively so far in what is his first Premier League appearance for the Blues in five years. The Brazilian has enjoyed plenty of possession and provided a constant threat down the left.
35' The visitors look to threaten again down the left flank, but their momentum stalls when Kayembe is penalised for offside.
33' The Hornets have only tasted victory on the final day of a Premier League season once in seven attempts. That sole success came during their maiden campaign of 1999-2000.
31' Good save! Watford enjoying their best spell and it almost culminates in an equaliser. Kamara's low ball flashes across the penalty area to an unmarked Femenia, whose fierce shot is pushed away by Mendy.
29' A dangerous cross from the right is cleared for a corner by Azpilicueta. But Watford are unable to capitalise, as Chelsea calmly deal with the danger.
27' The Hornets have lost eight of their nine previous Premier League showdowns with Chelsea, including each of the most recent five.
25' Watford enjoy a rare venture forward, during which Mendy is forced out of goal to punch clear. The Hornets maintain the pressure as Kayembe plays a neat one-two with King, before drilling a shot wide of the target.
23' Hodgson watches on from the sidelines for the final time today. The 74-year-old will be replaced in the Vicarage Road dugout by former Forest Green Rovers boss Rob Edwards next season.
21' Mount is completely unmarked as he meets Ziyech's deep cross at the far post, but is unable to direct his header towards goal.
19' Chelsea's early dominance is demonstrated by the fact they have enjoyed over 70 per cent of the possession so far, while registering five shots on goal to their opponents' one.
17' The Blues are well in control as they aim to address their indifferent home form at the end of this season. Indeed, they have won just once in their last five Premier League games at Stamford Bridge.
15' At the other end, Chelsea win possession and neat link-up play between Mount and Havertz tees up Saul, who curls his shot just wide of the near post.
14' Watford look to respond immediately and a free-kick is only cleared as far as Sissoko, whose 20-yard drive is well-blocked by the stubborn Chelsea defence.
13' If Hodgson could have chosen any ground on which to conclude his managerial career, Stamford Bridge would not have been at the top of his list. Indeed, the former England boss has lost on each of his last seven visits.
Kenedy
Assist
11' Kenedy's low drive across the six-yard area was begging to be attacked, and Havertz duly obliged.
K. Havertz
Goal
11' HAVERTZ!!! 1-0 CHELSEA! It's been coming! Following a neat build-up, Kenedy drills a low ball across the face of goal, where an unmarked Havertz ghosts in to apply the finishing touch.
9' Chelsea maintain their pressure and after Kenedy's effort is blocked, Saul unleashes a low drive that deflects off Mount and behind for a goal-kick.
7' The Blues continue to threaten and Kenedy's cross almost breaks kindly for Ziyech, but Kamara's swift intervention clears the danger for now.
5' GOOD SAVE! After Sissoko is dispossessed, Chelsea quickly turn defence into attack as Havertz races onto Mount's ball over the top of the Watford defence. However, Bachmann demonstrates wonderful reflexes to deny him.
3' Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 matches when finishing a Premier League season at home. You must go back to a 3-1 reverse against Aston Villa in May 2002 for their last defeat.
1' For the final time, Mike Dean is our referee for today's Premier League clash. He blows his whistle and we're under way!
The teams are making their way out onto the field and kick-off is moments away.
Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson makes six changes for Watford in what is the final match of his distinguished managerial career. Femenia and King have both recovered from illness, while Cleverley (rib) and Samir (groin) are back from injury. There are also starts for Kamara and Bachmann in goal. Ngakia, Masina, Cathcart and Gosling all drop to the bench.
Thomas Tuchel makes five changes to the Chelsea side that were held by Leicester in midweek. Havertz, Mount, Saul, Kenedy and Azpilicueta all come into the side, with Lukaku, Pulisic, Jorginho and Chalobah dropping to the bench, where is a welcome return for long-term injury absentee Ben Chilwell. Timo Werner, Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen miss out. As for Kenedy, this is his first Premier League start for the Blues since a 4-3 victory over Watford in May 2017.
Chelsea have never lost to Watford in the Premier League on home soil; winning six of the previous seven such matches, while scoring at least twice on each occasion.
SUBS: Rob Elliot, Jeremy Ngakia, William Troost-Ekong, Adam Masina, Craig Cathcart, Dan Gosling, Juan Hernandez, Francisco Sierralta, Kwadwo Baah.
WATFORD (4-3-3): Daniel Bachmann; Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele, Samir, Hassane Kamara; Moussa Sissoko, Edo Kayembe, Tom Cleverley; Joao Pedro, Joshua King, Ken Sema.
SUBS: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trevoh Chalobah, Ross Barkley, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr.
CHELSEA (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N'Golo Kante, Saul Niguez, Kenedy; Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount.
Chelsea are all but guaranteed third place; Tottenham require a 19-goal swing in order to displace them. Although, the Blues would make absolutely certain with a point against relegated Watford, who are preparing for life back in the Championship.
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