It was a fortuitous win for leaders Chelsea as a determined Watford made the blues to struggle that home side scored an equalizer 14 minutes after Tuchel’s side netted the goal.
After Bonaventure’ goal Tuchel’s side struggled through the second half until Hakim Ziyech goal at 72nd minutes to give the blues the win. Speaking to BBC Sport
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said “We were lucky. We should admit it. Sometimes you need it. Today we could not reach this level. We were not ready for this game. We are to blame. We never found the right attitude. It was a big exception from the rule.
“We never found the minutes. It got a bit better in the second half. We conceded a lot of chances in first half and did not create much. The two situations we had, we scored. We were very lucky to escape with the win.
“Maybe I didn’t find the right approach. It felt like we were not ready for the long balls, the pressure. When we won the ball, how to escape out of the pressure. We had big problems individually and as a team. We never felt solid. It felt like we were never in control.
“The second half was a bit better. We showed the mentality to do what is necessary. I don’t want to be too harsh but I want to admit Watford played strong.”