Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Antonio Conte's tactical changes win the game for Chelsea AGAIN!

For the second game running Antonio Conte has influenced the outcome with his tactical substitutions as Chelsea came fighting back from a ...

For the second game running Antonio Conte has influenced the outcome with his tactical substitutions as Chelsea came fighting back from a goal down to beat Watford 2-1.

It was a massive result for Chelsea on Saturday at Vicarage Road and important that we continue to build on the good start we had made against West Ham. Following on from that game, Conte made just a single change to the team that started at Stamford Bridge a week ago as Pedro came in for the injured Willian (The team: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, JT(c), Azpi, Kante, Pedro, Oscar, Matic, Hazard and Costa). 

Now you all would have seen the highlights from the game, read numerous reports about the game from Pundits to the Press, other Chelsea Bloggers and so on, so I won't go into too much detail about the game itself, but I want to refer to some things that happened in the game instead.

Branislav Ivanovic: 

Why on earth is he still playing? He cannot cross a ball to save his life and he kept giving the ball away in the first half. Why isn't Ola Aina starting on the left and Azpi down the right?


He's got to do so much more than he has done so far in a Chelsea shirt! Where is the player we used to sit and watch in La Liga week in, week out? I want to see him take people on for a change.

Diego Costa: 

It's all well and good to moan that you feel you are being picked on by Referee's after the West Ham game but to go and do it again by mouthing off for the second game running is ridiculous and someone needs to have a word with him.

He has come up with two important match-winning goals for Chelsea so far and has demonstrated just how important to us he is going to be this season. If we are to put a realistic challenge together we need him on the pitch.

I won't even talk about the dive on the edge of the box either! The Pundits on Match of the Day got it right when he was described as "from the sublime to the ridiculous". Antonio have a word!

Cesc Fabregas:

What an impact from the bench and what a pass to Costa for the winner. It's only when you see the TV angle from behind the goal looking down the pitch that you see just how good it was. Surely he has put himself right into Conte's plans ahead of Oscar who, despite working as hard as he does, he couldn't ping a pass like that!

Antonio Conte:

This guy has balls doesn't he! I love the fact that he is not afraid of making a big decision before AND during the game. The fact that in both games he has decided to go for the win and attack the opposition is fantastic rather than settle for two draws.


We would be foolish to come away from this one without admitting that we got away with that one. For the most part our play was too pedestrian, too slow and laboured and it's when we attack teams at pace that we cause them the most problems. I was concerned that we had slipped into the routine we had to sit and endure throughout last season but to the Manager's credit he mixed things up.

We must do better!


Another win, another demonstration of the hunger from the Manager and hopefully the players will follow as we move from game to game. We definitely got away with this one but that's a good sign.

Onwards and upwards!

Carefree & KTBFFH

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Classic Football Shirts

Make sure you check out Dazzle Casino before and after Chelsea games!

The Art of Football

Find free bets and bonus offers at Betting Promo Codes today
Compare bookies free bet offers at to get a bonus
For the best football betting tips make sure to check out Tips Daddy for superior football predictions, expert accumulator tips, and in depth match previews. is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
For the best Irish free bets try for a full range of betting bonuses available to Irish players
Get the best online bingo bonuses for Irish players at along with exclusive deposit bonuse

Diego Costa - Should he stay or should he go?

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses



Google +

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
Get your Sky Bet Promo Code today for the internets best free bets and bookies offers.
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
Providing the best online casino offers and latest sign up bonuses for UK players
High roller players from the United Kingdom choose the recommended Luxury Casino Mobile with VIP deposit bonuses and high comp points.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
Guide to mobile slots games and online casino sites with instant play.
Find the best microgaming casinos for the UK and Canada with new video slots and more.
Get free spins and cash from UK online casinos that offer no deposit casino bonuses and 1 hour free play.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Play at Casino Legend today to get the biggest online casino bonuses available.
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Top online casino action. Head to Casino UK for the best online casino in the United Kingdom. If you’re a UK gambler & are new to the world of online gaming and want to learn more, is the site for you. They help you find the leading online casino on the internet.
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
For reviews of the UK’s leading bookies check out
Do you fancy free bets no deposit ?
Looking for value bets, accumulator tips or more betting odds? Find the best football betting tips over at
Football live scores and results on live football. All the latest football scores.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
Play the best casino where you can win real money online
Visit New Casino Free Spins and get the best bonus offer from trusted operators.
Claim mega Chelsea enhanced odds we list all the latest enhanced odds offers and sign up bonuses from the best bookies, for huge prices on the big games visit enhanced odds bet £1,000+ in Free Bets + Betting Tips
Make sure you have a go on our Mobile Slots before and after Chelsea games!
If you're looking for the newest betting sites in the sports betting market today, then take a look at this extensive list from My Best Betting Sites, who provide a comprehensive list of sites that are new to the industry, but also have great reputations. offer an extensive range of the most popular bookies and the betting offers that they provide to all players upon sign up. They're a trusted source and we highly recommend them.
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets