Marco Silva bemoans "really unfair result"

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But he acknowledged the defensive frailty that has resulted in the Premier League champions shipping seven goals in their last three matches and repeated his mantra that only through hard work could the side improve.

It looked like being another tough afternoon for Antonio Conte when Roberto Pereya put the visitors to Stamford Bridge ahead, only for the much maligned Batshuayi to grab a brace after replacing Alvaro Morata on 61 minutes. Three then became four in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Batshuayi netted after a mistake from Britos.

"It is a really unfair result". We deserved that goal.

"We were in control most of the time". We didn't give chances for Chelsea to counter.

"When you start to lose big chances to score it's normal Chelsea, with fantastic players, start to believe".

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.

The home side got even better following the goal as well, forcing Watford back and Heurelho Gomes into two important stops, one from Cesc Fabregas, who tried to chip the keeper when through on goal.

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 showed our way and we need to continue in this way". "It didn't reflect the match and what we saw on the pitch", he told Sky Sports News. "I am sure in the future he'll score more goals".

Silva felt disappointed in the officials for awarding the corner that led to Pedro's opening goal instead of a goal kick.

On that decision, Silva added: "Of course everyone knows it was not a corner".

"That's football, it's not fair".

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