helsea scored late to secure a final-day victory over Watford and round off their Premier League campaign on a positive.
Kai Havertz had put the Blues ahead early on at Stamford Bridge yet their home-game problems resurfaced against the already-relegated Hornets.
Dan Gosling levelled with 87 minutes on the clock yet Ross Barkley popped up to head the stoppage-time winner after a fine cross from Reece James.
James Robson was at the ground to deliver his player ratings…
Edouard Mendy – 7
One quality stop denied Joao Pedro in the second half. Could do little to prevent Gosling from finding the back of the net.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 6
Was this his last game at the Bridge? An uncertain summer lies ahead for an absolute Chelsea legend.
Thiago Silva – 8
Cool and collected, as ever. He has quietly been the rock at the heart of Chelsea’s defence and this was not different.
Antonio Rudiger – 7
Got a deserved standing ovation after saying farewell. His final game for the club and typically dominant.
Reece James – 7
A trademark cross from him provided Barkley with Chelsea’s winner. What a future this man has.
Saul Niguez – 6
It has not worked out how he or Chelsea would have wanted. Helped the home side take complete control in midfield.
N’Golo Kante – 7
Controlled the game throughout – driving high up the pitch to continually force Watford into retreat.
Kenedy – 6
A bright start as he powered down the left wing – typified by his excellent cross for Havertz’s opener.
Mason Mount – 7
A constant threat to Watford by running in behind the defence and stretching them out of shape.
Kai Havertz – 8
One of his best performances of the season. Scored one, hit the bar and forced Daniel Bachmann into a good save.
Hakim Ziyech – 7
Threatening throughout. Drifted around the front to expose gaps in the Watford defence.
Malang Sarr (Kenedy, 59’) – 5
Solid performance when coming on for Kenedy.
Ross Barkley (Rudiger, 66’) – 7
Chelsea’s most threatening player for the time he was on the pitch – and came up with the winner. What a way to sign off if this was his last game.
Ben Chilwell (Mount, 89’) – N/A
Subs not used: Kepa, Chalobah, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Lukaku