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​Watford manager Ranieri: We deserved a point against Chelsea

Watford boss Claudio Ranieri felt his side were slightly unlucky against Chelsea.

The Hornets put in a creditable display against the league leaders at home, creating as many chances as they gave up.

However, Chelsea had superior finishing, with Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech getting the goals to give them a 2-1 win.

Ranieri told BBC Sport: "We deserved at least a point but that's football. I'm very satisfied with our performance. We must continue this way and sooner or later the points will arrive. We must believe in ths job. They're working very well. I hope the fans are proud of us. I'm proud of my players. We pushed in every situation. Chelsea have fantastic players but all we can do is keep going and believe.

"We never gave up. We want to continue in this way. We believe this is the right way.

"It's difficult to say [what they could have done to get a result]. We did our best. A team like Chelsea never had a corner tonight, we pushed a lot. We put them under pressure and nothing. We miss a point. Just this.

"They came three times and scored a goal twice. We tried to do our best.

"Now we are involved in a relegation battle but if we continue to play in this way with this mentality, all together - I saw a fantastic group..."

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