Chelsea have suffered a second consecutive humiliating defeat after they were thrashed 4-1 in the Premier League by Watford on Monday.
It was goals from Daryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra in the final six minutes that broke the heart of the Premier League champions.
It was also Watford first win in six games, moving them six points clear of the relegation zone.
The Blues who were beaten 3-0 at home by Bournemouth on their last outing, were reduced to 10 men by Tiemoue Bakayoko’s first-half red card before Troy Deeney’s penalty put Watford in front just before the break.
Eden Hazard’s brilliant strike eight minutes from time briefly handed the visitors hope, but they remain fourth, just a point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur on the log.
Manager Antonio Conte had before the match, insisted he intended to see out his contract to 2019 despite a series of complaints this season over his lack of influence over the club’s recruitment strategy.