Watford 4-1 Chelsea – Player Ratings

Watford put in a superb display to beat current Premier League Champions Chelsea 4-1 at Vicarage Road tonight. Let’s see how the players rated …

Watford 

Karnezis 7

Made a couple of tidy stops. Had no chance for Hazard’s goal.

Mariappa 7

Solid in defence and composed in possession.

Prödl 7

Had a quiet enough night against a poor Chelsea attack, although he did well late on against Giroud.

Holebas 7

Defended well and his long throw was a useful weapon for his side going forward.

Janmaat 8

Got forward brilliantly all night, and capped a excellent display off with a wonderfully taken individual goal.

Capoue 8

Did a top class job as Watford’s defensive screen in midfield.

Doucouré 9 ( MOTM )

A beast. Dominated the centre of the park from start to finish.

Zeegelaar 7

Stood up to the threat of Moses well, and got forward when he could.

Deulofeu 9

Superb. Won the penalty for the opener, assisted the second, and then scored the all important third goal on the break late on.

Richarlison 8

Has struggled in recent months, but looked back to his razor sharp best tonight, was a constant menace down the left.

Deeney 8

Tucked away the opener from the penalty spot and lead the line brilliantly.

Substitutes

Pereyra 8

Finished the game off with a superb finish in injury time.

Carrillo N/A

No impact.

Gray N/A

No impact.

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Chelsea

Courtois 6

Made a string of decent saves, although it was his misjudgement that conceded the penalty, when he took down Deulofeu just before half-time.

Azpilicueta 5

Had a off night for once, and was given the run around by Richarlison at times.

David Luiz 5

Sloppy in possession and booked for a petulant kick out, will probably find himself back on the subs bench after tonights display.

Cahill 5

Not his fault he’s not John Terry, but still did little to galvanise his team as you would expect from a Chelsea captain.

Moses 6

Worked hard, but was pushed further and further back by Watford’s excellent high press.

Kanté 6

Nowhere near as sharp as he usually is.

Bakayoko 1

A disaster. Can’t tackle, can’t pass and can’t control the ball. Sent off after a half hour for two bookable offences.

Zappacosta 5

Showed a decent turn of pace on occasion, but like most of his team-mates just never really got going.

Willian 5

Slashed at a decent chance early on from close range, and was then subbed as part of a tactical reshuffle after Bakayoko’s sending off.

Pedro 4

Like so often this season, completely ineffective.

E Hazard 7

Produced a moment of brilliance when he powered home from 3o yards, that looked like it would get his team a undeserved draw. Apart from that struggled to get on the ball for most of the game.

Substitutes 

Fàbregas 5

Failed to create much of note, and did little to stop Watford’s midfield domination.

Giroud 5

Tried to put himself about up front, but was given little quality service.

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