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Game #2519

Aston Villa

7-4-16, 18 PTS

Won

22nd (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 31 January 1959

Division One

Chelsea

Villa Park

11-2-14, 24 PTS

Attendance: 33,575

Aston Villa

3-1

Chelsea

Assist(s) | Peter McParland | 15' | Johnny Dixon | 17' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa record a third successive win under Joe Mercer and beat Chelsea for the second successive game as his new charges demonstrate their best run and form of the season. Villa though remain rooted to the bottom of the first division table.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 31 January 1959

🥅 | 2' Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Jimmy Greaves
⚽ | 15' Goal, 1-1, Billy Myerscough, Assist by Peter McParland
⚽ | 17' Goal, 2-1, Stan Lynn, Assist by Johnny Dixon
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea
⚽ | 87' Goal, 3-1, Peter McParland
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa face Chelsea in successive games and follow up their FA Cup victory with a first League win in five to make it seven wins, four draws and sixteen defeats in twenty seven division one games.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1956-57

Chelsea

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

Previous 5 vs. Chelsea: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1958-59 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #9 |
Saturday, 31 January 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Ernest Crawford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Doncaster, -1965
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score:
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 6 | 🟩 | 3 🟨 0 🟥 3 | 1.5

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ernest Crawford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Doncaster, -1965
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Chelsea

None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names the same line up for the third consecutive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.59 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 35.17 |

Youngest Player |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 24.33 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Peter Aldis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Jackie Sewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Johnny Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Billy Myerscough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Ted Drake | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Chelsea

GK Reg Matthews | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Sillett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Peter Sillett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Mel Scott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stan Crowther (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Cliff Huxford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Micky Block | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Peter Brabrook | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Jimmy Greaves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Derek Gibbs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ron Tindall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

SQUAD STATS

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Chelsea XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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