Watford vs Chelsea: Hakim Ziyech Scores Winner as Blues Cling on Top Spot

Watford vs Chelsea: Hakim Ziyech Scores Winner as Blues Cling on Top Spot

  • Watford vs Chelsea saw the Blues bounce back to winning ways with a 2-1 hard-fought victory
  • Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech both scored for the west Londoners with Emmanuel Dennis scoring Watford's consolation
  • The Blues remain top on the log with 33 points, just one ahead of Man City who saw off Aston Villa

Watford vs Chelsea Premier League encounter ended in a 2-1 win in favour of the Blues at Vicarage Road on the night of Wednesday, December 1.

Hakim Ziyech celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road Stadium (Photo by Adrian DENNIS)
Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech both scored for the west Londoners with Emmanuel Dennis scoring Watford's consolation. Photo by Adrian DENNIS.
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The Blues were desperate to return to winning ways as Claudio Ranieri welcomed his former side at Vicarage having been forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Man United in their last league outing.

However, they had to sweat for the victory as the Hornets proved to be a hard nut to crack.

The encounter had to be temporarily halted midway through the first half due to a medical emergency after a fan suffered a heart attack with the scores still 0-0.

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The two teams resumed hostility after a 22-minute delay, with players making their way to the pitch.

Mason Mount broke the tie's deadlock in the 29th minute, slotting home with a clinical finish after he was teed up by Kai Havertz.

However, the lead was short-lived as the home side drew level just two minutes before the break via Emmanuel Dennis who made no mistake from close range.

With just 18 minutes left on the clock, Hakim Ziyech restored Chelsea's lead with a stunner, with his goal ultimately ending up as the match-winner.

The Blues' crucial win saw them cling on to their place at the top of the standings with 33 points, one ahead of Man City who saw off Aston Villa in their own fixture.

Liverpool remain third on the log with 31 points despite their 4-1 convincing win over rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby.

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported Man United icon Paul Scholes has conceded Chelsea could win the Premier League title this season should they manage to keep Romelu Lukaku fit.

Scholes had earlier in the season named Liverpool and Man City as clear favourites to win the Premier League.

At the time, the former Man United midfielder gave Chelsea no chance of challenging for the domestic crown.

Source: Sports Brief News

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