Conte Hails Chelsea's Spirit, Commitment In Watford Win

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Antonio Conte hailed the contributions of Davide Zappacosta, Willian and Michy Batshuayi as fantastic after Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Reports had emerged of Conte's players becoming unhappy with a demanding training regime and the Italian admitted his squad was struggling to cope with the demands of defending the Premier League title and competing in Europe.

Batshuayi had headed in an equaliser for the champions midway through the second half after the home side fell behind to two Watford goals either side of half-time to suggest the possibility of a third consecutive Premier League defeat.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Michy Batshuayi proved Chelsea's heroes as the Blues battled to a thrilling 4-2 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge. "I repeat. If you ask if I feel this type of pressure about the club, it is zero".

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Cesc Fabregas should have doubled Chelsea's lead four minutes later when given too much space in the Watford box but Gomes stood tall to prevent the Spaniard's chip looping over him. The club has to judge the work and, honestly, I don't have this type of worry - if I lose the game, if the club decides to sack me.

"I am very honest".

"But when you play every three days it's very hard to work on tactical aspects...sometimes you have to play a game without training".

"They show they want to push us in every game. When I go to my house I am happy because I know I am putting 150 per cent for my club and my players are doing the same".

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Chelsea face floundering Everton next, in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, before travelling to Bournemouth in the league. "For him this is the first big experience with a great team", he said. If you compare this season with last, Michy is now playing a lot. The whole team played bad in that moment.

"I'm very happy, mostly for the three points in a hard moment, and now we must focus on the next game".

Watford manager Marco Silva defended Richarlison after the young Brazilian missed two clear chances to kill off Chelsea.

We shouldn't dwell too long on what-ifs, but on another day Watford could have led this match by three goals.

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