Emmanuel Dennis’s goal against Chelsea on Wednesday, means is the first Watford player to score in three consecutive Premier League games since February 2017.

The Nigerian striker netted their only goal in their 2-1 defeat to the table toppers.

Dennis overcame an injury scare after he was taken off in the Hornets’ 4-2 loss against Leicester City on Sunday. He then featured against Thomas Tuchel’s side in midweek.

He started for Claudio Ranieri‘s team and cancelled out Mason Mount’s opener with his equaliser in the 43rd minute.

The effort was Dennis’ sixth league goal so far as he continues to enjoy a fine debut campaign in England and becomes Watford’s leading goalscorer this season.

The last Watford player to score in three consecutive Premier League matches was club legend Troy Deeney in February 2017.

On Sunday against Leicester City, the former Club Brugge star became the sixth player to score five goals and provide five assists in his first 12 matches in Premier League history.