Chelsea secured a 2-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday after coming from behind to make it two wins in two Premier League games for Antonio Conte.
The Italian tactician saw his side get off to a winning start on Monday night with a victory over West Ham United, but they looked at risk of dropping points at an early stage after Etienne Capoue had put the hosts ahead.
The former Tottenham Hotspur ace has now scored in both league games so far this season and he produced an excellent finish to beat Thibaut Courtois to give Walter Mazzarri’s men the lead.
However, it didn’t last for the hosts as they conceded with ten minutes remaining with Michy Batshuayi scoring his first Chelsea goal.
The Belgian international is one of just two summer recruits for Conte thus far with the deadline fast approaching, but along with N’Golo Kante, he is certainly having an impact already.
After playing a part in the winning goal against West Ham, he found the back of the net himself this time round and will be relieved to be off the mark for his new club so soon after joining.
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However, it was a familiar face who popped up and produced the decisive moment in the game, with Diego Costa keeping his cool late on after being put through with a delightful through-ball from Cesc Fabregas.
The Spaniard did well to compose himself before sending his effort past Heurelho Gomes to seal all three points for Chelsea who have taken maximum points from their opening two games of the season.
Nevertheless, there was controversy as the forward was fortunate not to be dismissed earlier on. Having picked up a booking for dissent, the 27-year-old appeared to dive to win a free-kick shortly after but referee John Moss opted not to book him for simulation.
With the win wrapped up, next up for Conte in the league is Burnley at home next weekend, while Watford will look to bounce back when they host Arsenal.
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