5 things from Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Smart Hornets make Blues struggle for shape

The Italians might be new to their current clubs, but Watford manager Walter Mazzarri and Chelsea’s Antonio Conte are familiar with each other following their time in Serie A. It’s Conte that’s likely to remember their meetings more fondly, however, the former Italy national team coach having lost just once in seven matches against Mazzarri.

Both men had more recent reasons to be happy coming into this second match of the season, though. Watford scored a hard-earned point away at Southampton on the opening day and Chelsea getting all three against a much-fancied West Ham United. This was Mazzarri’s first competitive home game with Watford, just as it was Conte’s away debut in the Premier League.

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