We didn't create many chances in the first half, it is true, but we controlled the game and Chelsea started to play on the counter attack.
The Hornets are flying high in the Premier League after eight matches and came into their match at Stamford Bridge full of confidence following their come-from-behind win against Arsenal at Vicarage Road last weekend.
Pedro had given Chelsea the lead in the 12th minute with a superb curling strike but Abdoulaye Doucoure leveled on the stroke of halftime and Roberto Pereyra put Watford in front four minutes after the break.
Chelsea could not afford to lose.
Watford pushed Chelsea hard and squandered several good chances but Conte praised his players' heart in coming from 2-1 down and said he had been a bit lucky with his substitutions.More news: Russian Federation agrees to move Iran, Hezbollah forces away from Israeli border
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Conte's men were stunned but they managed to battle back into the game when Michy Batshuayi equalised to make it 2-2 in the 71st minute.
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The Brazilian ace made amends for his miss-of-the-season contender just moments later with the assist for Pereyra's goal, but his earlier miss did prove costly in the end. "It didn't reflect the match and what we saw on the pitch", he told Sky Sports News. "It showed our way and we need to continue in this way". Normally he scores and kills the match but that's football.
The Premier League champions were handed a big slice of luck in the build-up to the goal, however, with the officials signalling a corner rather than a Watford goal kick after Eden Hazard had knocked the ball behind.
On that decision, Silva added: "Of course everyone knows it was not a corner".