Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster praises late Kepa save in Chelsea win
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Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster came close to scoring and rescuing a point against Chelsea.

Ben Foster joked he would have retired had he scored and salvaged a dramatic point for Watford in their 2-1 Premier League loss to Chelsea. The bottom-of-the-table Hornets remain winless after 11 games, with Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic scoring in either half for the Blues at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Gerard Deulofeu’s 80th-minute penalty had given Watford hope and they nearly claimed a share of the spoils in stoppage time when Foster came up for a free-kick and headed towards goal.

After a free-kick was delivered into the box by Gerard Deoleufeu, Hornets shot-stopper Foster powered his header towards goal, however Kepa somehow managed to dive down deep to his left and parry the ball out for a corner.

Just seconds later the referee blew for full time and Kepa had quite literally single-handedly saved Chelsea from dropping two points. And Foster was so impressed with his opposite number that he even gave him a warm embrace after full time.

“If I score at the end, that is me retiring,” he told BBC Sport. “Fair play to Kepa – that was some save.”

In the match, goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic proved to be enough for the Frank Lampard’s men to scrape over the line and claim their seventh consecutive away win.



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