The referee checks his watch and blows his whistle to signal the end of this match.
Nothing comes of the resulting corner from Eden Hazard (Chelsea). The defence is alert and manages to cut it out.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) launches an inaccurate corner kick into the penalty area. Chelsea have a corner.
Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a precise pass. He pulls the trigger but only hits one of the opposition, who gets in the way of his effort. The referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick to Chelsea.
Chelsea work the corner short. The ball is passed to a nearby teammate.
Ben Foster pulls off a great save to deny Eden Hazard (Chelsea) after receiving a precise defence-splitting pass. The effort is headed for the bottom right corner, but the goalkeeper dives superbly to stop it. Definitely the best save of this match so far! The ball goes behind for a corner. Chelsea will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal.
3 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
The foul by Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford) is worthy of a card and a yellow is duly shown by Paul Tierney.
A quickly taken corner by Watford.
Maurizio Sarri prepares a substitution. David Luiz is replaced by Gary Cahill (Chelsea).
A lofted pass into the box is met by Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), who rifles a shot just over the bar.
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David Luiz (Chelsea) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
The assistant referee raises his flag and the referee blows his whistle. Isaac Success (Watford) puts the ball into the net, but he is flagged for offside.
Javier Gracia Carlos has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Isaac Success (Watford) replacing Gerard Deulofeu.
That will be all from Gonzalo Higuain who is being replaced by the fresh legs of Olivier Giroud (Chelsea).
Jose Holebas (Watford) controls a pass, goes past a defender and curls a shot from the edge of the box right onto the crossbar.
Pedro produces a sweet pass and picks out Gonzalo Higuain (Chelsea) inside the box. He quickly takes a shot which goes into the middle of the net and leaves the goalkeeper helpless. He makes it 3:0!
Will Hughes (Watford) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge and leaves Paul Tierney with no other option than to blow for a foul. Chelsea have a free kick.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Tom Cleverley (Watford) is coming onto the pitch as Nathaniel Chalobah cannot continue after picking up an injury.
Jose Holebas (Watford) takes the corner kick but the ball only finds the head of an opponent.
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Jose Holebas (Watford), but one of the defenders gets it clear. The referee points to the corner flag and Watford will take a corner.
Abdoulaye Doucoure nearly gets in a one-on-one with the goalkeeper after a defence-splitting pass from Gerard Deulofeu (Watford), but one of the defenders makes a clearance to snuff out the chance. Watford get a corner.
Jose Holebas (Watford) swings in a dangerous cross from the resulting corner kick, but none of his teammates manage to outjump the defence.
The resulting corner from Eden Hazard (Chelsea) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger.
Gonzalo Higuain (Chelsea) receives a precise low pass inside the box, controls the ball and releases it under the roof. Unfortunately for him, Ben Foster makes a great save to stop his effort. Chelsea will take a corner kick.
Chelsea seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by the offensive players allows the defenders to set up the attack.
Pedro (Chelsea) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low shot in the direction of the left post. Ben Foster is alert and denies him with a nice save.
Close! Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) picks up the ball in space and from inside the penalty area sends a shot inches wide of the right post.
Paul Tierney blows his whistle as Troy Deeney (Watford) used excessive force in the tackle during an attack.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) is unable to control an accurate defence-splitting pass properly and one of the defending players reacts well to rob him of the ball.
David Luiz (Chelsea) manages to rise above the opponent's defenders to meet the well-taken corner kick with his head. His effort goes into the middle of the goal and past the helpless goalkeeper. What a finish!
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) looks like he will be the one to try and deliver a quality ball into the penalty box from the corner kick.
It's a goal! Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) bursts into the box to get on the end of a whipped in cross from Eden Hazard and scores magnificently from close range into the bottom left corner. 1:0.
Chelsea take a short corner kick.
This was a piece of cake for Ben Foster. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) found himself some space after latching on to a pass, but his strike only went towards the middle of the goal and into the gloves of the prepared keeper. The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Chelsea.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) sprays a pass out to Gonzalo Higuain, but he can't beat his man to get to the ball.
Paul Tierney blows his whistle and the second half starts.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, bringing to a close the first 45 minutes of the match.
The fourth official shows 1 min. of added time.
Roberto Pereyra (Watford) does his best to latch onto a cross into the box, but he can't get to the ball. The ball goes out of play and Chelsea will have a goal kick.
Jorginho (Chelsea) sends a cross into the box, but Ben Foster comes off his line to gather the ball.
Chelsea are showing great team chemistry. They are passing it around beautifully. Excellent team work.
That's unlucky! Pedro (Chelsea) side steps a tackle after receiving a pass, advances then hits a booming shot from mid-range which only rises at the last second to fly just over the bar.
Pedro (Chelsea) attempts to send over a cross in order to find one of his teammates, but an opposition defender averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
David Luiz (Chelsea) goes down under a challenge in the box, but the ref immediately waves away the appeals from all players.
A cross from a mid-range free kick, taken by Chelsea, is overhit and the ball goes out of play.
Chelsea are awarded a free kick near the side line and the players make their way into the box for the inevitable cross.
Will Hughes (Watford) makes a strong challenge and Paul Tierney blows for a foul.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford) fires a shot well wide of the right post from inside the box after latching onto a short pass.
That's a well-taken pass by Eden Hazard (Chelsea). He unleashes a strike from the edge of the box, but blazes it high over the bar.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) meets a cross inside the box, but Ben Foster wins the battle for the ball and the chance is gone.
Close! Jose Holebas (Watford) picks up the ball in space and from inside the penalty area sends a shot narrowly over the bar.
Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) fires a shot well wide of the left post from inside the box after latching onto a short pass.
Gonzalo Higuain (Chelsea) unleashed a monstrous piledriver. He controlled a pass, glanced up at goal and shot from the edge of the box. It could have been a difficult one for the keeper, but the ball fortunately hit one of the defenders and ball bounced away.
Jorginho (Chelsea) receives a clever pass and shoots from mid-range. His shot looks like it's going in the top left corner, but Ben Foster has other ideas and makes a brilliant save.
Paul Tierney couldn't ignore the rough tackle by Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) and blew his whistle. Watford have a free kick.
Maurizio Sarri is forced to make an unplanned substitution as N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) suffers an injury and Ruben Loftus-Cheek comes on.
Troy Deeney (Watford) connects with an inch-perfect cross and from around the penalty spot he steers a header towards the left side of the goal, but Kepa Arrizabalaga pulls off a brilliant save and diverts the ball onto the post.
Watford quickly take a corner kick with a short pass.
Good team movement sets up Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) on the edge of the box, but he slices the ball narrowly wide of the right post.
Jose Holebas (Watford) takes the corner but it's cleared.
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Will Hughes (Watford) is thwarted and cleared to safety. Watford win a corner.
David Luiz (Chelsea) manages to dispossess his opponent of the ball, but he commits a foul in the process and the referee blows his whistle. Free kick. Watford will probably just try to cross the ball in from here.
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) swings a cross into the box, but it's far too close to Ben Foster, who smothers the ball.
David Luiz (Chelsea) commits a rough foul. Paul Tierney stops the game and makes a call. There is a free kick near the sideline to Watford.
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Today's referee will be Paul Tierney.
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