Chelsea won their second game in the Premier League, against a tricky Watford side at Vicarage Road, to maintain their 100% winning record this season.

After a stale first half, the second period saw goals from Etienne Capoue, Michy Batshuayi and Diego Costa, and a typically passionate celebration from Antonio Conte, something Chelsea fans will hope to get used to. After falling behind to a Capoue volley in the middle of the second half, Chelsea took the game to Watford and put as much pressure as they could. But despite having the lion’s share of possession in the Watford half, the Blues could never seem to create clear-cut chances.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea celebratse scoring their first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on August 20, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 20: Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea celebratse scoring their first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on August 20, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Conte’s substitutions, though, seemed to do the trick. Moses, Batshuayi and Fabregas came on and there was an immediate impact. 23-year-old Batshuayi scored his first Chelsea goal after latching on a rebound to put Chelsea level late in the game. Minutes later, Cesc Fabregas would play an inch perfect pass to Diego Costa, who was the only Chelsea player on the counter. The former Atletico forward didn’t disappoint, slotting it past Heurelho Gomes to score his second last minute winner in as many Premier League games this season.

Chelsea stalwart Branislav Ivanovic hasn’t been the defender he once was. His performances over the course of last season showed that his best years on the right flank were behind him and his performances in the first two games of this season confirm it.

The Blues’ fell behind thanks to a stunning goal from Etienne Capoue. It was the midfielder’s second goal in 2 games this season.

 

Conte’s substitution seemed to have paid off, with Michy Batshuayi getting in the right place at the right time to pounce on a rebound shot from Eden Hazard, which was saved by Gomes.

Costa, who was once again embroiled in controversy in this game, maybe shouldn’t have been on the pitch. But the Spanish international scored his second winner in two games. He was set up by compatriot Cesc Fabregas, who made an almost immediate impact after coming on to the pitch.

In the end, Antonio Conte celebrated in his typically passionate and wild manner.

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