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Summary

  1. Technical issue - delay with live scores
  2. Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Pedro, Diego Costa
  3. Watford XI: Gomes, Nyom, Britos, Cathcart, Holebas, Capoue, Watson, Abdi, Deeney, Jurado, Ighalo
  4. Hiddink in charge of Chelsea for first time

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By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Well, there you go. A really entertaining game. Chelsea showed endeavour, but maybe lacked bags of quality.

Watford showed why they are where they are in the league.

That's it from me here.

But you can get all the Premier League reaction right here.

Gomes
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FULL-TIME

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

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Good fight from Chelsea today. If only players had shown same levels of endeavor with Jose. #bbcfootball

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Jon Obi Mikel, of all people, almost grabbing a late Chelsea winner. He drives wide from 20 yards.

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Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Adiene Guedioura on for Watford. Troy Deeney off after one decent shift.

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Diego Costa is looking to get on to an Oscar pull-back. But Heurelho Gomes beats him to it.

We have four minutes of injury time.

Costa
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YELLOW CARD

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Diego Costa goes into the book for a loose challenge. He'll now be suspended for the Manchester United game on Monday.

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

A great chance for Watford. Odion Ighalo's shot deflects into the path of Troy Deeney and his effort is blocked.

Ighalo
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Chelsea 2-2 Watford

It's all about holding on for Watford. It's all about finding a winner for Chelsea. Branislav Ivanovic almost wriggles into the Watford area, but it's snuffed out.

YELLOW CARD

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Behrami's at it again. He's caught Cesar Azpilicueta and he's jumped in on that one. He's lucky he wasn't booked for the penalty.

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

The penalty though was as easy to give as almost any I've ever seen. Valon Behrami came in like a steam train on Eden Hazard.

Hazard
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Chelsea 2-2 Watford

I mean. This goes into row ~ (I've created a new letter of the alphabet as Z doesn't do it justice).

Oscar slips in his run up and it comes off his standing foot. Oh dear.

MISSED PENALTY

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.

Oscar sends it miles over.

Oscar
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PENALTY

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

For Chelsea. Valon Behrami absolutely nails Eden Hazard.

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Willian takes it. Just over.

Willian
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Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Willian, who has been a wizard today, is caught by Ben Watson on the edge of the area and wins a free-kick for Chelsea.

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Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Eden Hazard is on for Chelsea after missing the last game. Pedro comes off.

Ikechi Anya on for Watford. Jurado off.

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Before Diego Costa's equaliser, I was going to say how much the game was opening up. And it's proven to be costly for Watford.

Guus Hiddink getting animated down in the dugout. He claps his hands in frustration as Willian fails to put in a decent cross.

Hiddink
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Suddenly players like Costa rediscovered their old selves. #SMH #bbcfootball

We scored two in the league and with a bit of luck on both of them. My eyes are teary. #cfc #bbcfootball

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Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Valon Behrami on for Watford. Almen Abdi off.

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Diego Costa is at it again, he gets a toe to Oscar's low cross. It deflects off Heurelho Gomes, but Chelsea aren't given the penalty.

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Jason Roberts

Former West Brom striker on Final Score

"It's hard to see whether Diego Costa was offside or not, but his first touch, under pressure, was excellent and his finish shows he is full of confidence now."

Costa
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Costa levels

Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Where has the Diego Costa been hiding this season?

Willian, on the right touchline, slides a beautiful, angled pass into the Watford area and Costa, probably just onside, nips in and takes a touch before hitting it across Heurelho Gomes.

GOAL - Chelsea 2-2 Watford

Diego Costa

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Chelsea 1-2 Watford

Oscar pulls back for Pedro, but there's a yellow shirt diving in the way to block.

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Maybe now Roman will realise that Jose was not the problem and half the team needed to be sacked instead #bbcfootball

Huge deflection, big slice of luck but Deeney & Ighalo are lighting up the Bridge. #bbcfootball #boxingdayfootball #CHEWAT

Chelsea 1-2 Watford

So. It was Liverpool last week. Will Chelsea be the next side to be humbled by Watford?

Chelsea 1-2 Watford

Stamford Bridge is stunned. Complete hush.

There's a ripple of noise as Miguel Britos tussles with Oscar in the Watford area - no penalty.

Chelsea 1-2 Watford

Jason Roberts

Former West Brom striker on Final Score

"Gary Cahill invites Odion Ighalo to have a shot! He's effectively saying: 'You're not going to beat me, get your shot away if you like.' And it gets the deflection and goes in.

"This is not going to be easy now for Chelsea - Watford have conceded just 16 goals this season."

Premier League latest scores

We've been experiencing some issues this afternoon with our scores updating. So, just to be clear, here is how things stand in the Premier League:

Latest scores:

Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Chelsea 1-2 Watford

Liverpool 0-0 Leicester

Man City 4-1 Sunderland

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

Tottenham 2-0 Norwich

Result from earlier:

Stoke 2-0 Man Utd

Ighalo does it again

Chelsea 1-2 Watford

I told you he'd score. That's 29 goals in 2015 for Odion Ighalo.

Really odd from Chelsea's point of view. Ighalo is given the ball on the edge of the area, he saunters into the box as Gary Cahill stands off him. Ighalo hits it with his left foot, it deflects off Cahill and loops over Thibaut Courtois.

Goal - Chelsea 1-2 Watford

Odion Ighalo

Watford
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Chelsea 1-1 Watford

This graphic shows you the average position of each player.

Look at Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic (number two). He's almost been a fourth striker.

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Chelsea 1-1 Watford

Oscar almost bundles his way into the area, but is foiled. Nemanja Matic, perhaps with his handball in the back of his mind, has popped up on the left wing a couple of times. 

Oscar
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Chelsea 1-1 Watford

Chelsea fans appealing for a penalty. The ball bounces up into the shoulder area of Miguel Britos. His hands are down by his side - it would have been harsh.

YELLOW CARD

Chelsea 1-1 Watford

Diego Costa wins a free-kick as Craig Cathcart pulls him down. Booking for the Watford man.

Chelsea 1-1 Watford

Jason Roberts

Former West Brom striker on Final Score

"What Nemanja Matic did when conceding the penalty made no sense at all - his hands were in a position they just didn't need to be.

"And Troy Deeney's goal will give Chelsea a huge problem now, because scoring has been a difficulty."

KICK-OFF

Chelsea 1-1 Watford

Obviously that could be an injury to Cesc Fabregas. But he was not sensational in the first half.

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Chelsea 1-1 Watford

Jon Obi Mikel on. Cesc Fabregas off.

A penny for your thoughts Chelsea fans?