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A last-minute goal from substitute Ross Barkley earned Chelsea a 2-1 win over already-relegated Watford on Sunday in a low-key end to a turbulent season for the London side.

Our season ends with a win! ✊

🔵 2-1 🔴 | #CheWat

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 22, 2022

Barkley headed in a Reece James cross three minutes after Watford’s Dan Gosling had equalized for the Hornets. It was a busy finish to an otherwise unremarkable end-of-term game. Germany’s Kai Havertz had put Chelsea ahead in the 11th minute when he ran in unmarked to meet a low cross from Brazilian winger Kenedy.

There were many empty seats at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea operating under a special license because of government sanctions imposed on departing Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

A standing ovation for @ToniRuediger👏

🔵 1-0 🔴 [69] #CheWat

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 22, 2022

The result made no change to the Premier League table. Chelsea, whose ownership deal with a U.S.-led consortium is still awaiting full approval, finished the season in third place. (Reporting by Clare Lovell; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

Courtesy: Reuters