4 talking points from Chelsea victory over Watford

Chelsea recorded their second consecutive victory of the new Premier League season following a 2-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.

Just like they did on Monday against West Ham, the Blues showed great strength to come from behind after slipping to an Etienne Capoue strike 10 minutes into the second half.

They managed to overcome the host thanks to substitute, Michy Batshuayi and Diego Costa, who both made sure Antonio Conte kept his 100 percent record in the league.

Here are four talking points from that nail-biting encounter.

  1. Conte sure knows how to beat Mazzarri

The build-up to this encounter was all about two Italian managers facing each other for the first time outside the Serie A. Walter Mazzarri, now in charge of Watford, had only beaten Conte once during their time in Italy and claimed the Chelsea boss stole his tactics. But as promised, Mazzarri welcomed his compatriot with a warm handshake before kickoff but it was Conte who had the last laugh with another win.

  1. Conte’s elegant celebration

Against West Ham, Conte demonstrated to the Stamford Bridge faithful his goal celebration skills by storming into the crowd when Costa scored the winner. He displayed that side of him once again after Costa notched the winner on Saturday. English fans will certainly see more of the Italian’s crazy goal celebrations.

  1. Fabregas deserves to start

For the second game running, Spanish midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, wasn’t considered by Conte. But when the going got tough against Watford, the Italian brought in the former Arsenal skipper, who immediately made an impact by sending a beautiful pass to Costa for the winner.

  1. Conte should consider two upfront

Conte is well known for playing with two strikers during his time at Juventus and the Italian national team. But since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, he has resorted to playing just Costa upfront. However, in his first two games, Chelsea has done better with a two-man attack. Batshuayi was instrumental in Costa’s winner on Monday and came on to score again at Watford.