Goals galore in champions homecoming

Chelsea’s homecoming as Premier League champions saw them claim a memorable 4-3 win over Watford.

Antonio Conte made a host of changes for the game with captain John Terry, Asmir Begovic, Kurt Zouma, Nathan Ake, Nathaniel Chalobah, Kenedy, Willian and Michy Batshuayi all coming in.

And Chelsea took the lead with Terry putting them ahead after just 22-minutes, but Watford were on level terms just over five-minutes later when Etienne Capoue scored.

The lead was restored when Cesar Azpilicueta smashed home his first goal in more than a year. Just minutes into the second-half and Batshuayi – who scored the goal which won Chelsea the title on Friday – added his second goal in consecutive games.

Then to Watford’s credit – they battled back, firstly through Daryl Janmaat and then Chelsea’s celebrations looked set to dampened when Hornets substitute Stefano Okaka levelled.

However, the home fans left in jubilant mood as Cesc Fabregas scuffed a late winner. There was also time for Watford defender Sebastian Prodl to be shown a late red card after picking up his second booking.

The win means that Conte’s team only need to beat Sunderland in their final game to become the first Premier League side to win 30 games-in-a-season.

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