A thoroughly deserved win in Javi Gracia's first home game! Deeney (pen), Janmaat, Deulofeu & Pereyra with the goals!
🗣️ | “An unforgettable night”— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) February 6, 2018
Head Coach, Javi Gracia reacts to his #watfordfc sides fantastic performance against @ChelseaFC this evening!
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Final Score : Chelsea 4-2 Watford
Chelsea's Batshuayi capitalises on a mix-up and flicks over Gomes. 4-2 lead.
Watford make a subsitutution swapping MARIAPPA for GRAY.
Chelsea's Azpilicueta heads home a goal at the back post, briging it up 3 - 2 lead.
Chelsea's Batshuayi score another goal, briging it to level 2 - 2 Equaliser.
Watford make a subsitutution swapping PEREYRA for CARRILLO.
Next Half Yellow Cards Morata (foul),
HALF-TIME: Chelsea 1-1 Watford - Abdoulaye Doucouré netted in first-half injury time.
Yellow Cards went out to Rüdiger (foul) , Mariappa (foul), Holebas (dissent)
Chelsea were first to score getting a goal by Pedro.
The Hornets climbed up to fourth place in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat the Gunners 2-1 with a stoppage-time goal from Tom Cleverley.
Much was made of the post-match comments from captain Troy Deeney, who claimed Arsene Wenger's team had lacked "a bit of cojones" needed in the scrap for points.
While Silva is determined to move on from the fall-out - having had words with the striker, whose penalty levelled the match with 20 minutes left - the Portuguese coach would like more of the same collective effort against the reigning champions.
"I feel pride when I see the way they worked in the last match. I saw the ambitions we had in that moment, when we scored the 1-1 against a big team like Arsenal, we didn't go back, we continued in our work and tried to achieve a better result for us," Silva said.
"I don't want my players to give up, and that is impossible when the result is open."
Despite their lofty position, Silva, who took over at Vicarage Road in the summer having left Hull, remains determined to keep everyone's focus on the job in hand.
"You want to compete every match and that's our way, it's important we show our ambition during the matches," Silva told the club's official website.
"Everybody knows what our goal is, and everybody knows for us it is not important what position we are in (now), but of course if you look at the (current) table it is good for everybody."
Watford have recovered strongly from their 6-0 trashing by Manchester City to win two of the past three games.
Chelsea, meanwhile, come into Saturday's televised lunchtime clash on the back of successive Premier League defeats which leaves them in fifth.
Antonio Conte's men, though, showed their resilience with a battling 3-3 draw against Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Silva knows just what the challenge is in front of his Watford team when they head to west London.
"You prepare to go into the match at Stamford Bridge to compete, but of course the favourites are Chelsea," he said.
"In football the last (few) results are really important, but for one team like Chelsea with the player they have in their roster, it is not the most important because they have players who can decide the match in one minute.
"They want to change their last two results from the Premier League, when a team wants to become champions, that is normal."
The Brazilian appeared to dive as he raced into Arsenal’s penalty area with Hector Bellerin in hot pursuit. Though Bellerin attempted to play the ball, he connected with neither ball nor man, but Richarlison still went to ground with referee Neil Swarbrick awarding the penalty. Troy Deeney then stepped up to convert Watford’s equaliser.
Former Premier League referee Graham Poll believes that the incident was a dive from Richarlison.
“There is no contact. That is as clear an example of a dive as you’re going to see and the FA’s review panel need to have a look at that.”
The FA’s retrospective disciplinary action system was introduced for the start of the 2017-18 season, where a selected panel of former players, managers and officials decide whether or not a match official has been deceived through the act of simulation which results in either a penalty or a red card for the opposing team. Should a player be found guilty, they will be awarded a two match ban.
Arsenal took the lead at Vicarage Road thanks to a Per Mertesacker header on the stroke of half time. However, Watford responded with little time to go, with Deeney converting Watford’s controversial spot-kick in the 72nd minute, leaving Tom Cleverley to steal the spoils in the second minute of injury time. Marco Silva’s side now sit fourth in the Premier League.
The 56-year-old was sacked by the Hornets at the end of last season after finishing 17th in the Premier League.
The Italian is currently on the hunt for a new job and he has already been touted as a replacement for Ronald Koeman at Everton.
GOAL: Watfordfc 0-6 Man City - Sterling, Aguero, Silva, Gabriel Jesu, Aguero heads dcored.
Watford's first Premier League fixture of the 2017/18 season is a home clash against Liverpool.
London Midland names Train after Graham Taylor
The train named in memory of Graham Taylor was unveiled by his wife Rita
London midlands senior conductor came up with the idea as the train runs passed the clubs which were manage by the hero.
Watfords Community Sports and Education Trust receive League Award
held at St Mary's Church
Thanks to a £55,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the project will see the trust organise a series of events and activities to celebrate its achievements and contribution to Watford.
obyn Llewelyn, Head of HLF East of England, said: “Watford Football Club has been a huge part of Watford life and beyond for more than 130 years.
"We’re delighted that we can support this excellent project which, thanks to National Lottery players, will celebrate the club’s outreach contribution and impact it has had on the community which has cheered it on for decades.
"We look forward to seeing the project develop in the coming months.”
It was during the 1980s that Watford Football Club’s community focus really began driven by manager at the time, Graham Taylor OBE, with the full support of owner Sir Elton John.
Graham Taylor's funeral attended by players, managers and supporters in Watford
held at St Mary's Church
Stars from the world of football attended the funeral of former England, Watford and Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor. (Periscope video of fans)
Family of Graham Taylor Announce Funeral date for February
To be held at St Mary's Church
England manager Graham Taylor's tenure at the club saw Watford scale new heights. Between Taylor's appointment in 1977 and departure in 1987, Watford rose from the Fourth Division to the First Division.
Watfordfc Fans Pay Tributes to Graham Taylor at Vicarage Road Football Stadium
Today's game will be Watford playing Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road
Fans have been showing respect for the late Graham Taylor who was the chairman for Watford FC. They laid flowers, scarves and club shirts.
Watford FC players 'Troy Deeney' and three more held a signing session in the centre from 5.30pm and fans brought along items they’d like them to autograph.
The signing session took place on the lower mall.
Graham Taylor OBE (born Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is a former football player, manager and pundit, and former chairman of Watford Football Club.
Watford FC Football Club Celebrated Premier League Achievement
The Open Top Bus started to be greeted by fans at the starting point at the A41 North Watford Dome Roundabout.
BBC Three Counties said about 20,000 people had joined the celebrations in Cassiobury park to welcome the Team.