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Preview | May 22
The season comes to a close. A Chelsea side sitting in 3rd place welcome 19th place Watford to Stamford Bridge for one last match. The Blues should take to their home turf with confidence, as they defeated the Hornets 2-1 in their last league meeting. A deeper look through the history of this matchup also benefits Chelsea. The Blues have secured at least a point in thirteen of the last fifteen Premier League meetings between the sides.
Chelsea maintain a high-table position, but they have not played as such lately. They've secured just 6 total points from their last 5 matches. The Blues find themselves in a clash of strategy. Their direct style of play with a high long ball ratio might not have success against Watford, who are one the EPL's best in winning aerial battles. They may look to Mason Mount for his creativity, he has been their top setup man this season with 10 assists (3rd in the EPL).
Watford come in desperate for points after 4 losses in their last 5. Quality goal-scoring chances have been infrequent as of late. Their average xG (expected goals) of 0.8 over the last 5 matches has been 2nd lowest in the league over that span. They may look to Femenía Far for his creativity, he has been a top distributor all season for them with 28 passes into the box. They'll look to Emmanuel Dennis to lead their attack. He's led them with 60 total shots taken this season (28th in the EPL).
It looks like Watford have their work cut out here, if Chelsea's attack clicks, it could be a whitewash.
Chelsea-Watford Prediction: 4-0
Did you know? The biggest victory for either team in their Premier League history was a 4-0 drubbing Chelsea handed out in 2006.
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Report | May 22
2 - 1
|Kai Havertz 11||Dan Gosling 87|
|Ross Barkley 90|
Kai Havertz got the opener for Chelsea in the 11th minute after being assisted by Kenedy. Watford's Dan Gosling retaliated with an equalizer in the 87th minute. With the scores level, Ross Barkley netted a timely 90th minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Chelsea all three points.
In a further display of dominance from the Blues, they completed a massive 455 more passes than the Hornets. For Watford, Femenía Far did his best to create opportunities, but his 6 crosses weren't enough to affect the outcome.
3rd place is confirmed for Chelsea, who will take on the best in Europe in the Champions League next season. Meanwhile, Aside from not ending up bottom, there aren't many positives to draw for Watford fans after finishing 19th.
|Kai Havertz||Dan Gosling|
|1 goal scored||1 goal scored|
|Took 5 shots (1st in the game)||1 tackle won (4th on their team)|
That's a wrap for another season of Premier League action until the 2022/23 season kicks off on August 6.
Report | May 15
1 - 5
|João Pedro 6||James Maddison 18|
|Jamie Vardy 22, 70|
|Harvey Barnes 46, 86|
João Pedro began the scoring for Watford in the 6th minute. After the first goal, Leicester responded in a big way, with a 5-goal barrage. Watford couldn't muster another beyond that initial score, as Leicester took the dominant win.
James Maddison continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. The Foxes won the passing game, clocking up 525 completed passes to the Hornets' 350.
Watford's mixed form continues. Meanwhile, Leicester make it back-to-back wins and rise up the table.
|Harvey Barnes||James Maddison|
|2 goals scored||Assisted 2 goals|
|Assisted 1 goal||Drew 3 fouls (1st in the game)|
Next up, Watford face the challenge of Chelsea on Sunday, May 22nd. While Leicester take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, May 19th. Can the Hornets improve their form? Will the Foxes make it three wins in a row?
Report | May 11
0 - 0
Everton were superior on the pitch throughout this one, but squandered numerous chances to breakthrough. Watford struggled to create opportunities, but were ecstatic to secure a point as the teams came to a goalless draw.
While the passing game was fairly consistent, the Toffees had a slight advantage, clocking up 492 completed passes to the Hornets' 479. For Everton, Demarai Gray continually probed down the flank, getting ten crosses into the box, while Michael Keane was one step ahead all game, recording 4 interceptions.
Watford finally get another point on the board. Meanwhile, Everton's run of wins comes to an end.
|Ben Foster||Demarai Gray|
|Allowed 0 goals||10 crosses (1st in the game)|
|Saved 5 shots||Took 3 shots (1st in the game)|
Both squads play next on Sunday, May 15th. Watford take on Leicester at Vicarage Road, while Everton meet Brentford at Goodison Park. Can the Hornets build on this result? Will the Toffees continue to climb the table?
Report | May 7
1 - 0
|Wilfried Zaha 31 [PK]|
Wilfried Zaha netted the first goal of the match on a penalty for Palace in the 31st minute. This lone goal proved to be the difference, as Palace took all three points from Watford.
Michael Olise continually probed down the flank, getting eleven crosses into the box. In support of the win, the Eagles moved the ball about nicely, completing 284 more passes than their opponents. For Watford, Tom Cleverley was a bystander most of the game, he only touched the ball 18 times, although Joshua King seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game.
Palace make it back-to-back wins and rise up the table. Meanwhile, Watford's woeful losing run continues.
Next up, Palace meet Villa at Selhurst Park on Sunday, May 15th. While Watford have a bottom of the table clash with Everton on Wednesday, May 11th. Can the Eagles make it three wins in a row? Will the Hornets halt their terrible form?
Report | April 30
1 - 2
|James Tarkowski 8 [OG]||Jack Cork 83|
|Josh Brownhill 86|
James Tarkowski opened up the scoring early with a dreaded own goal, giving away a point to Burnley in the 8th minute. After going down 1-0, Jack Cork retaliated in the 83rd minute. Josh Brownhill then completed the comeback from the early deficit with a tiebreaking score in the 86th minute, and that's how it ended as Burnley took the win.
Dwight McNeil continually probed down the flank, getting eleven crosses into the box, while Josh Brownhill was one step ahead, recording four interceptions. While the passing game was fairly consistent, the Clarets had a slight advantage, clocking up 389 completed passes to the Hornets' 329.
Watford's woeful losing run continues as they squander an opportunity to move up to 18th in the table. Meanwhile, Burnley extend their winning streak and rise up the table.
|Josh Brownhill||Imran Louza|
|1 goal scored||2 tackles won (1st in the game)|
|Had 1 shot on target (1st in the game)||8 crosses (1st on their team)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, May 7th. Watford meet Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, while Burnley have a bottom of the table clash with Aston Villa. Can the Hornets halt their terrible form? Will the Clarets keep their great form going?
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