Date: 28th December 2020 at 7:37pm
Written by:
Chelsea
1 – 1
Aston Villa

Stamford Bridge

Premier League

28/12/2020 5:30 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Chelsea Aston Villa
Giroud (34) El Ghazi (50)
Mendy Martinez
Azpilicueta
 
Cash
Christensen Hause
Rudiger Konsa
Chilwell Targett
Kante
 
Douglas Luiz
Jorginho 72 McGinn
Mount Traore 87
Pulisic Grealish
Giroud
 
72 El Ghazi
 
82
Hudson-Odoi Watkins

Substitutes

Arrizabalaga Heaton
Thiago Silva Taylor
Abraham Hourihane
Werner 72 Nakamba
Tomori Engels
Kovacic Guilbert
Gilmour Elmohamady
Havertz 72 Davis 87
Emerson Ramsey 82

Game Statistics

16 Goal attempts 10
5 On Target 2
11 Corners 4
16 Fouls 3
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
64 % 36

Following the fantastic performance that ten man Aston Villa put in as we roundly beat Crystal Palace, I suspect all of us would take a point as we travelled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea this evening.

There were no surprises on the line up from head coach Dean Smith, and despite Frank Lampard talking about changes, it was a strong Chelsea side with very familiar faces.

It was a mixed start and whilst both sides had chances, we again looked the more threatening and our efforts were definitely the stronger. The home side probably had more of the ball but 30 minutes in, we were unlucky we weren’t ahead.

But this is the Villa and we are a work in progress. Chelsea took the lead in the 34th minute and it was incredibly soft sadly and the half turned there. Whether it was disappointment or tiredness kicked in, Chelsea took better charge and we were hanging on a little.

The start to the second half was much the same as we ended. We were a bit leggy, a bit sloppy, but the effort was still there and there was nothing to say we wouldn’t nick a goal – and we did as Anwar El Ghazi scored five minutes in.

That more sparked us again and although Chelsea had plenty of good chances, we still posed a massive threat and John McGinn bar bound effort was a delight to see and would’ve been a worthy winner.

As then would Jacob Ramsey’s effort following his introduction inside of the final ten minutes.

1-1 final score, all things considered, I’d call that a great point and aswell as playing some good stuff again, we also dug in nicely with a gutsy performance to boot.

Well done again chaps, the players have stepped up and improved very nicely.

Chelsea MotM

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish

Matt Targett

Matt Targett

Enzri Konsa

Enzri Konsa

John McGinn

John McGinn
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