Experiment pays off as Watford beat Chelsea

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, February 6, 1982

In the absence of regular left-back Keith Pritchett, manager Graham Taylor experiemented by trying midfielder Wilf Rostron at number three for the first time.

Chelsea danger-man Clive Walker disappeared into his pocket and Rostron was a fixture at left-back for the next six years.

A generously awarded penalty, converted by Luther Blissett, gave the Hornets a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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