Frank Lampard equals 30-year away record with a win at Watford
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard continues a remarkable start to his first season at the helm of the club to equal a record set 30 years ago.
A win at Vicarage Road sees the Blues defeat Watford move into third place in the table, as their away form continues to impress
Chelsea defeated Watford 2-1 on Saturday with goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic to secure their seventh consecutive away win, equalling the mark set by Bobby Campbell’s team in 1989.
A controversial penalty was awarded for a foul on Gerard Deulofeu by VAR. Penalty was converted by the same player. The goal led to an intense final fifteen minutes and looked like a comeback is in sight. However, Chelsea saw the game out, moving ahead of Leicester, who play Crystal Palace on Sunday, into third place.
The win gives Chelsea a six point gap from Arsenal in fifth as the top four looking to pull away from the rest of the league.
Tammy Abraham has now scored seven goals in six away games this year. The 22-year-old’s first period as a regular starter in the Premier League. Pulisic’s goal was his fourth this season, to go along with five assists. All but one of the assists, and all the goals coming away from Stamford Bridge.
Days to come for the Blues
Chelsea’s next two games holds at Stamford Bridge within the next seven days. They host Ajax in the Champions League in midweek, having defeated them 1-0 away in Amsterdam in the reverse fixture.
Their next fixture is against Crystal Palace in the league. Chelsea will be without Jorginho for that game as he picked up his fifth booking of the year, earning a one-match suspension. Jorginho would be on the sidelines until 23 November.
The next away match for Frank Lampard’s men sees them make the daring trip to the Etihad Stadium to take on Premier League champions Manchester City.
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