Watch Chelsea 2-1 Watford: On the last day of the Premier League season, Chelsea defeated previously relegated Watford 2-1.
The Blues finished the season in third place, three points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.
The team of Thomas Tuchel said their goodbyes to Antonio Rudiger, who will leave at the conclusion of his contract next month, and welcomed Ben Chilwell back from the bench.
Kai Havertz scored the game’s first goal, converting a superb Kenedy pass before Dan Gosling equalized late on and Ross Barkley added late drama with a header.
Mason Mount released Havertz, who fired a shot right at Daniel Bachman barely five minutes in, and the Blues should have been up early.
Chelsea took the lead after 12 minutes when Havertz capitalized on a low Kenedy pass by shooting home at the far post.
Kenedy was putting a show for the Blues on the left flank, displaying his abilities and flair.
In the first half, Watford surged into the game with a 20-minute shot going just wide.
Chelsea kept their lead as Edouard Mendy denied the Hornets with half an hour remaining.
Havertz missed a guilt-edged chance after Mount pushed him through, and Thomas Tuchel’s team should have been two ahead.
The Blues were under more pressure from Watford, who had already been demoted, and Mendy made a great stop to deny Joao Pedro just minutes into the second half.
Malang Sarr and Barkley both came off the bench before the hour mark in a contest that was plainly being considered a dead rubber.
Rudiger was replaced by the former after he played his final game for Chelsea and earned a standing ovation.
Watford drew level late on when Gosling came off the bench to score in the 88th minute, while Chelsea fans rejoiced as Manchester City beat Aston Villa to win the Premier League title ahead of Liverpool.
To keep the Hornets in the game, Adam Masina found Gosling in the far post.
Chilwell was brought in as a late substitute, giving Chelsea a major boost ahead of the new season after missing most of the previous campaign due to injury.
Watford was not up for long, as Barkley scored what may be his farewell goal for Chelsea in the closing minute, heading in a Reece James cross.