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Preview | May 22

Chelsea-Watford

Can Watford upset the odds on the road?

The season comes to a close. A Chelsea side sitting in 3rd place welcome 19th place Watford to Stamford Bridge for one last match. The Blues should take to their home turf with confidence, as they defeated the Hornets 2-1 in their last league meeting. A deeper look through the history of this matchup also benefits Chelsea. The Blues have secured at least a point in thirteen of the last fifteen Premier League meetings between the sides.

Chelsea | DWDLD | 3rd | Top Scorer: M. Mount (11)

Chelsea maintain a high-table position, but they have not played as such lately. They've secured just 6 total points from their last 5 matches. The Blues find themselves in a clash of strategy. Their direct style of play with a high long ball ratio might not have success against Watford, who are one the EPL's best in winning aerial battles. They may look to Mason Mount for his creativity, he has been their top setup man this season with 10 assists (3rd in the EPL).

Watford | LDLLL | 19th | Top Scorer: E. Dennis (10)

Watford come in desperate for points after 4 losses in their last 5. Quality goal-scoring chances have been infrequent as of late. Their average xG (expected goals) of 0.8 over the last 5 matches has been 2nd lowest in the league over that span. They may look to Femenía Far for his creativity, he has been a top distributor all season for them with 28 passes into the box. They'll look to Emmanuel Dennis to lead their attack. He's led them with 60 total shots taken this season (28th in the EPL).

Chelsea-Watford Prediction: 4-0

It looks like Watford have their work cut out here, if Chelsea's attack clicks, it could be a whitewash.

Did you know? The biggest victory for either team in their Premier League history was a 4-0 drubbing Chelsea handed out in 2006.

Can the Blues keep their point streak going? Will the Hornets pick up a long awaited three points? PokerStars Sports has hundreds of markets, so you can find your perfect bet on the big match.


Report | May 22

Chelsea

2 - 1

Watford

Kai Havertz 11 Dan Gosling 87
Ross Barkley 90

Chelsea claim last gasp win against Watford.

Kai Havertz got the opener for Chelsea in the 11th minute after being assisted by Kenedy. Watford's Dan Gosling retaliated with an equalizer in the 87th minute. With the scores level, Ross Barkley netted a timely 90th minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Chelsea all three points.

The Overview

    • The Blues saw a lot of the ball with 72% possession and created plenty of chances too, racking up 19 shots, which is 6 shots over the league average.
    • The Hornets didn't generate enough chances, only mustering 8 total shots.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Blues had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 42%.
    • It was a good-natured game with no players picking up a yellow card.

The Details

In a further display of dominance from the Blues, they completed a massive 455 more passes than the Hornets. For Watford, Femenía Far did his best to create opportunities, but his 6 crosses weren't enough to affect the outcome.

3rd place is confirmed for Chelsea, who will take on the best in Europe in the Champions League next season. Meanwhile, Aside from not ending up bottom, there aren't many positives to draw for Watford fans after finishing 19th.

Top Performers

Kai HavertzDan Gosling
1 goal scored1 goal scored
Took 5 shots (1st in the game)1 tackle won (4th on their team)

Top Performers

Kai HavertzDan Gosling
1 goal scored1 goal scored
Took 5 shots (1st in the game)1 tackle won (4th on their team)

That's a wrap for another season of Premier League action until the 2022/23 season kicks off on August 6.

Report | May 19

Chelsea

1 - 1

Leicester City

Marcos Alonso 34 James Maddison 6

Leicester cling on for draw with Chelsea.

Leicester had a great start in this one with an early James Maddison goal. Chelsea responded well, equalising through Marcos Alonso after 34 minutes, and that's how it finished.

The Overview

    • It may have ended in a draw but the Blues might consider themselves unlucky as they had 68% possession in the game.
    • The Blues managed a massive 18 shots more than their opponents.

The Details

Hakim Ziyech posed a threat out wide all game, registering 12 crosses while N'Golo Kanté was a frequent offender, committing 5 fouls. For Leicester, it was a frustrating game for Jamie Vardy, who only registered 11 touches of the ball. Despite the loss, the Blues were dominant in the passing game, completing a massive 379 more passes than the Foxes.

Chelsea's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Leicester's run of wins comes to an end.

Top Performers

Hakim ZiyechJames Maddison
Blocked 4 shots (3rd in the Premier League)1 goal scored
Took 7 shots (17th in the Premier League)2 tackles won (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Hakim ZiyechJames Maddison
Blocked 4 shots (3rd in the Premier League)1 goal scored
Took 7 shots (17th in the Premier League)2 tackles won (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 22nd. Chelsea meet a struggling Watford, while Leicester meet Southampton at the King Power Stadium. Can the Blues do better next time? Will the Foxes continue to climb the table?

Report | May 11

Leeds United

0 - 3

Chelsea

Mason Mount 4
Christian Pulisic 55
Romelu Lukaku 83

Chelsea ease to victory over Leeds.

Mason Mount opened the scoring early for Chelsea in the 4th minute after a set up by Reece James. Christian Pulisic added another to put Chelsea 2-0 up after 55 minutes. Romelu Lukaku put the match away with a third in the 83rd minute, and Leeds were shutout as Chelsea secured a comfortable win.

The Overview

    • The Blues converted lots of possession (68%) into lots of chances, with 17 shots at goal.
    • The Whites didn't generate enough chances, only mustering 5 total shots.
    • The Blues got the job done handily, but it could've been even more comfortable, their shot accuracy was only 24%.

The Details

Reece James continually probed down the flank, getting five crosses into the box. In a further display of dominance from the Blues, they completed a massive 434 more passes than the Whites.

Leeds's woeful losing run continues as they squander an opportunity to move up to 17th in the table. Meanwhile, Chelsea get back in the win column.

Top Performers

Mason MountReece James
1 goal scoredEarned a clean sheet
Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)Assisted 1 goal

Top Performers

Mason MountReece James
1 goal scoredEarned a clean sheet
Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)Assisted 1 goal

Next up, Leeds meet Brighton at Elland Road on Sunday, May 15th. While Chelsea meet Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, May 19th. Can the Whites halt their terrible form? Will the Blues win again?

Report | May 7

Chelsea

2 - 2

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Romelu Lukaku 56 [PK], 58 Trincão 79
Conor Coady 90

Conor Coady snatch late draw against Chelsea. 

Romelu Lukaku netted a penalty to open up the scoring for Chelsea in the 56th minute. He then struck once again in the 58th minute to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead. But Wolverhampton did not fold over, as Trincão and Conor Coady each scored to split the points.

The Overview

    • There was a slight possession advantage to the Blues with 59%, but it didn't prove decisive.
    • The Wolves may count themselves fortunate to share the points, having 14 shots compared to the Blues' 19 shots.

The Details

Marcos Alonso posed a threat out wide all game, registering nine crosses, while Thiago Silva racked up four interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Wolves. On a positive note, the Blues won the passing game, clocking up 472 completed passes to the Wolves' 329.

Chelsea's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Wolverhampton end their streak of defeats.

Top Performers

Romelu LukakuChiquinho
1 penalty wonAssisted 2 goals
2 goals scored7 crosses (1st on their team)

Both squads play next on Wednesday, May 11th. Chelsea entertain Leeds, while Wolverhampton take on Man City at Molineux. Can the Blues do better next time? Will the Wolves continue to make strides?

Report | May 1

Everton

1 - 0

Chelsea

Richarlison 46

Everton claim all three points. 

Following a goalless first half, Richarlison scored the match's first goal for Everton in the 46th minute after being found by Demarai Gray. This lone goal proved decisive, as Everton kept Chelsea out for the rest of the game to take the three points.

The Overview

    • The Toffees managed to get 9 shots away despite having only 22% possession.
    • Going forward the Blues looked dangerous, amassing 17 shots in total.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Toffees had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 44%.
    • In a bad-tempered affair, the referee found plenty of use for their yellow card. Everton earned three yellow cards, while Chelsea added 5 of their own.

The Details

Anthony Gordon posed a threat out wide all game, registering five crosses. For Chelsea, Kai Havertz seemed off the pace defensively, committing 5 fouls in a frustrating game. Despite the loss, the Blues were dominant in the passing game, completing a massive 517 more passes than the Toffees.

Everton get back in the win column and move closer to 17th in the table. Meanwhile, Chelsea's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Jordan PickfordMarcos Alonso
Allowed 0 goals7 crosses (1st in the game)
Saved 5 shotsDrew 2 fouls (2nd on their team)

Top Performers

Jordan PickfordMarcos Alonso
Allowed 0 goals7 crosses (1st in the game)
Saved 5 shotsDrew 2 fouls (2nd on their team)

Next up, Everton meet Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Sunday, May 8th. While Chelsea meet Wolverhampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, May 7th. Can the Toffees win again? Will the Blues improve their form?