Despite all the troubles and conflicts, Maurizio Sarri faced this season, he has delivered to the pensioners. Chelsea beat Watford 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. With a goalless first half, Sarri’s men were Booed off at half-time. Responding to the fan’s call, they delivered an outstanding second-half performance.
Gary Cahill was brought on in the 89th minute and Maurizio finally responded to the chants of the home fans. He had not made a start all season in the league. However, his contract will expire at the end of this season. He spoke of his frustration in an exclusive interview. Later, Maurizio Sarri confirmed that it was his last, albeit brief, appearance.
It is also quite certain that the Belgian Star Eden Hazard will leave Chelsea at the end of this season. Real Madrid is expected to sign Eden Hazard. His name was also chanted as the players did their traditional lap of appreciation.
Meantime, as ever now, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was absent. This also means he has not watched a single league game at Stamford Bridge this season.
There is another matter of concern for the Blues. N’Golo Kante was injured with a likely hamstring-pull. He is a major doubt for the second leg of Europa League semi-final. Chelsea will host Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-final. They also have to play against Leicester City in their Final Game. Nevertheless, Sarri admitted that he was wrong to play the midfielder. He was struggling with fatigue.
The indisputable truth is that Chelsea was outplayed for large parts of this game against Watford. However, they still won by an emphatic scoreline.
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