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Guardian - Tue Feb 13 1:00 PM
Antonio Conte was relieved to see Chelsea return to winning ways, with a 3-0 win over West Brom coming after heavy losses to Watford and Bournemouth. The result is thought to have eased the pressure on the manager but his side still face a challenging spell. Their next game is a fifth-round FA Cu...
Guardian - Sat Feb 10 5:12 PM
A semblance of calm has been restored. Instead of directing jeers at the people in the posh seats, the crowd at the London Stadium kept their focus on the pitch throughout, pushing West Ham United to a crucial victory and giving Marko Arnautovic a standing ovation after his late substitution. Arn...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 12:41 PM
Watford will be full of confidence after walloping Chelsea on Monday night. Javi Gracia is settling in nicely after replacing Marco Silva and Watford visit a West Ham side who are three points above the bottom three after last weekend’s defeat at Brighton. David Moyes desperately needs his player...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 12:45 PM
Under-pressure manager prepares for West Brom match Club insist its business as usual as problems mount up Antonio Conte has responded to Monday’s drubbing at Watford by granting his Chelsea players three days off to charge their batteries as the head coach desperately seeks to instigate a recove...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 12:24 AM
• Head coach is ‘not worried’ about his job at Stamford Bridge • Italian says performance at Vicarage Road was ‘very poor’ Antonio Conte admitted his team had been undermined by fear and cast doubt over whether some of Chelsea’s players have the strength of character to thrive at a big club after...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 10:05 PM
Antonio Conte had shivered through much of this contest, hands planted deep in the pockets of his puffa jacket and that distant, rather haunted look in his eyes which tends to mark out Chelsea managers under the cosh. The Italian had been emotionless as Eden Hazard belted his team level eight min...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 7:31 PM
Premier League updates from the 8pm (GMT) kick-off Chelsea visit threatens new torment for Watford And feel free to email Nick or tweet @NickMiller79 7.31pm GMT “I’ve got to defend Conte for choosing a false 9, ” writes Benjamin Park, compelled by a higher force. “You get thrashed 3:0 at home, th...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 9:59 AM
It all went wrong for the Hornets at Stamford Bridge and the reverse fixture forces them to relive that pivotal time The reunion with Chelsea on Monday will probably prompt some short‑term nostalgia at Watford. The last time they met, after all, represented – at least for an hour – probably the a...
Guardian - Sat Feb 3 9:00 AM
Things looked so good for both these clubs last May. Antonio Conte was basking in leading Chelsea to the title in his first season while Watford secured the services of Marco Silva ahead of a host of other suitors. Wind the clock forward nine months, however, and things have unravelled both in we...
Guardian - Wed Jan 31 9:57 PM
There was plenty of bad blood and seven yellow cards but no sign of any goals in a match in which Stoke and Watford did little to improve their survival prospects. Javi Gracia, who was taking charge of his first Premier League game since becoming Watford’s manager, is entitled to take some satisf...
Guardian - Sat Jan 27 5:15 PM
It is becoming an FA Cup tradition for Southampton’s supporters to boo Mauricio Pellegrino’s substitutions. Three weeks after they jeered a defensive late change by their manager in the win over Fulham, a minority voiced their disapproval again when Pellegrino made the conservative decision to re...
Guardian - Sun Jan 21 7:28 PM
Watford have sacked Marco Silva after eight months in charge, citing an 'unwarranted approach' from Everton as the reason for their dramatic drop in form. Watford have just one win in their last 11 Premier League games, and Silva was dismissed the morning after a 2-0 loss to Leicester. Former Rub...
Guardian - Sat Jan 20 5:22 PM
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez fired Leicester to a routine 2-0 win over Watford as Claude Puel’s powers of recovery continued. Mahrez, who has been linked with a January move away from Leicester, maintained his fine form with a third goal in six games after Vardy’s first-half penalty put the Foxes...
Guardian - Wed Jan 17 8:30 AM
Today’s tell-all is too cold to hold We knew it was too good to be true. The Alexis Sánchez saga had looked like a trip to the old school, where transfer impasses were settled with an arm-wrestle and contract talks could be completed between last orders and closing time. Manchester United were al...
Guardian - Sat Jan 13 5:18 PM
For a team shorn of form and under gripping pressure to avoid the kind of defeat that would drag them into trouble, Watford needed a helping hand from somewhere – anywhere – to ease their predicament as they trailed to Southampton in the 90th minute. Salvation came with a suspicion of handball as...
Guardian - Fri Jan 12 6:46 PM
Two points from six games sees Southampton sit bottom of the Premier League form table but Watford are only one point and one place ahead of them. Marco Silva, who spoke to the Saints before taking the Watford job in May, has a little more credit in the bank but another defeat for Mauricio Pelleg...
Guardian - Fri Jan 12 6:30 PM
Huddersfield have not won in the league since their impressive 4-1 victory at Watford on 16 December but their manager, David Wagner, has acted quickly to address any danger of a slump in form by freshening up his squad with the signings of Terence Kongolo and Alex Pritchard. Both are expected to...
Guardian - Thu Jan 11 5:43 PM
• Former Watford manager has been in charge of Espanyol since 2016 • Stoke’s executives have held meeting with Flores in Barcelona Quique Sánchez Flores is Stoke’s first choice to succeed Mark Hughes. It is understood a Stoke delegation met the Espanyol manager, who was in charge at Watford for t...
Guardian - Tue Jan 2 11:36 PM
• Manchester City manager bemoans two-day turnaround for Watford game • ‘The Premier League must think about the players – they are artists’ Pep Guardiola believes the busy festive schedule is going to “kill” players, with Manchester City’s manager pointing to the two-day gap between the New Year...
Guardian - Tue Jan 2 9:58 PM
Manchester City are back to winning ways and who would bet against them reeling off another 18 consecutive Premier League victories – or more. Certainly the breezy, emphatic nature of this defeat of Watford suggests the ending of their record sequence on New Year’s Eve has merely refreshed Pep Gu...
Guardian - Tue Jan 2 6:51 PM
Premier League and Championship updates from Tuesday’s games Live scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matches And feel free to ping Nick an email or tweet him here 6.51pm GMT Swansea: Fabianski, van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Rangel, Sanches, Carroll, Clucas, Olsson, Dyer, Ayew. Subs: Fer, N...
Guardian - Sat Dec 30 5:20 PM
A sensational late turnaround gave Carlos Carvalhal victory over Watford in his first game as Swansea manager. Simple, close-range finishes from Jordan Ayew and substitute Luciano Narsingh in the final minutes of the match left Vicarage Road echoing to the sounds of Hymns and Aria, and visiting f...
Guardian - Fri Dec 29 6:36 PM
Carlos Carvalhal takes charge of his first game as the Swansea City manager with the huge task of avoiding relegation on his hands. Lightning will need to strike twice for Swansea as they were bottom at this stage of the season last year. Watford arrested their terrible run last time out and Marc...
Guardian - Sat Dec 23 5:10 PM
The nerves were jangling, but Brighton held on for a vital win over Watford. A fourth league goal of the season from Pascal Gross was enough to see the home side over the line in a match they dominated. Clear of the relegation scrap at Christmas, Chris Hughton’s side are moving in the right direc...
Guardian - Fri Dec 22 6:23 PM
Huddersfield have scored in only two of their away games, three times in the opener at Palace and four at Watford last week in a win which prompted David Wagner to pronounce there was a belief rather than hope they will survive in the top flight. Southampton, a place below in 12th, have not won i...
Guardian - Sat Dec 16 5:20 PM
After the drought, the deluge. It had been 738 minutes since Huddersfield Town last found the back of the net away from home, a run that stretched back to the opening day of the season, but sometimes it only takes one goal for confidence to return and David Wagner’s players never looked back afte...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 5:19 PM
If revenge is a dish best served cold, a snowy Turf Moor was an ideal location. Sean Dyche began a managerial career of underappreciated overachievement in charge of Watford against Burnley. Dismissed after taking Watford to 11th in the Championship, victory for his current employers against his...
Guardian - Sat Dec 2 5:12 PM
Spurs are now four matches without a win in the Premier League after a helter-skelter match with no end of controversy here. Davinson Sánchez received a straight red card for a foul on Richarlison while Watford had two loud penalty claims turned down by referee Martin Atkinson in a game where no...
Guardian - Fri Dec 1 6:49 PM
In remarkably similar pre-match analyses Marco Silva stressed Watford, who have lost four of their last six, need to “be smart”, “more mature” and “make the right decisions”, while Mauricio Pochettino said Spurs, who have lost their last three away, must “be calm” and not “take decisions with emo...
Guardian - Fri Dec 1 7:59 AM
Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew get started at new clubs, Tottenham go to Watford needing an upturn in form and will Nathan Redmond respond to Guardiola’s pep talk? Olivier Giroud has had to be patient this season. Although he has been a regular starter in the Europa League, the man who was once Ar...