Chelsea managed to overcome a hapless defensive display to record a victory against their London rivals Watford, with the substitutions proving to be a masterstroke from Antonio Conte.
Chelsea vs Watford
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Chelsea host Watford in the lunch-time kick-off on Saturday, with Antonio Conte looking to avoid a third consecutive league defeat for the first time in his managerial career at Chelsea.
In this series, we profile one Premier League team each week, looking at some of the History, Records and Trivia associated with each club. This week we profile Chelsea FC. Join us on a journey from 1905 to 2017 as we go, Behind the Club.
As the Premier League returned after a slightly less comatose international break than usual, one of the main talking points was how Chelsea would respond to being thoroughly outplayed on their own patch by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Crystal Palace pulled off a stunning win on home soil against Chelsea, with Palace having only beaten Chelsea twice at Selhurst Park since 1982 prior to todays fixture.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Round eight of the 2017/2018 Premier League season sees Crystal Palace welcome the current champions Chelsea to Selhurst Park.
Manchester City produced one of the finest displays since Pep Guardiola arrived in England as a rocket from Kevin de Bruyne edged out Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.