With a very creditable draw against Manchester United in our last match, Aston Villa were back in action this Wednesday evening and we made the trip to Stamford Bridge to face Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side.
After our run of losses, head coach Dean Smith has seen his side go unbeaten in two now and much like United, Chelsea are not the force they used to be but we all knew it will be another tough encounter against our fourth placed opposition.
It also looked like it wouldn’t be one of our better performances and typically, Tammy Abraham opened the scoring 24 minutes in and we had it all to do – especially against a referee giving us little to nothing. Trezeguet gave us hope ahead of the half time restart though as he levelled in minute 41 and it was all eyes to the second half.
It was another slow start and an effort from Mason Mount restored their advantage, but despite a poorer performance and a more dominating Chelsea showing, 2-1 was how it finished. Individual errors cost us again and we have to learn quickly, but although they’ll be frustration we are learning so it’s not the end of the world.
The response to the knocks was better compared to a few games ago, but we have a way to go – but we knew that anyway.
Credit to Tammy for not celebrating, such a shame he’s not still in our shirt.
4/12/2019 7:30 pm
|Abraham (24), Mount (48)