Deeney grabs pitch invader’s bum while Conte invades the crowd


TROY DEENEY got to grips with a pitch invader at Watford’s 4-2 loss to Chelsea by grabbing his bum.

The outspoken striker – who questioned Arsenal’s balls last week – got a handful of rump at Stamford Bridge.

Substitutes Michy Batshuayi and Cesar Azpilicueta helped Chelsea avoid a fully-blown crisis by combining for three late goals.

Pedro opened the scoring with an outstanding strike but Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra scored either side of the break and Richarlison had a chance to put the game out of sight for Watford.

Buoyed by their brilliant start to the season, Watford started the brighter but had no answer to Chelsea’s opener in the 11th minute.


Watford were annoyed that the home side were given a corner as the ball appeared to come off Eden Hazard.

From a quickly-taken set piece, the ball fell to Pedro whose spectacular first-time effort from 25 yards went in via the post with Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes not even making an attempt to save.

It would have been impossible to keep the ball out.

It should have been 2-0 soon after but Cesc Fabregas attempted to be clever but instead made himself look really silly.

Alvaro Morata delivered a brilliant, defence-splitting pass to Fabregas who was clean through.

Inexplicably, he attempted a really difficult first-time chip over Gomes but he put it within the keeper’s reach.

Fabregas should either have used power or have dribbled around the exposed keeper.

Watford rediscovered their confidence and ended the first half playing well and in the second minute of injury time, Doucoure thumped the leveller.

Chelsea failed to deal properly with Jose Holebas’ long throw, David Luiz headed the ball against Tiemoue Bakayoko and it fell for French midfielder Doucoure who hammered the ball into the corner.

It was Doucoure’s fourth shot on target this season – and his fourth goal.

Richarlison missed a sitter from close range a few minutes into the second half but Chelsea did not heed the warning.

And Richarlison make up for that howler by delivering the killer pass to Pereyra who beats Courtois for 2-1.

Incredibly, Brazilian star Richarlison missed another sitter- this time a header – and he will have been cursing that miss.

Chelsea had rarely threatened but Pedro delivered an excellent cross and Batshuayi got in front of Miguel Britos and scored with a glancing header.

Azpilicueta’s late winner was hardly deserved, but there’s something to be said for a gritty win…

Batshuayi then grabbed his second to rub salt into Watford’s wound in the 95th-minute.


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