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Game #4222

Aston Villa

Lost

15th (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥

Wednesday, 2 September 1992

Premier League

Chelsea

Villa Park

Attendance: 19,125

Aston Villa

1-3

Chelsea

Assist(s) | Cyrille Regis | 31’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the second time in three Premier League games as they slump back to 15th in the early table.

KEY MAN

The Birmingham Mail, embarrassing lack of support

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 2 September 1992

🥅 | 14’ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Robert Fleck
🟨 | 27’ Booking, Steve Staunton, Dissent
🟨 | 29’ Booking, Earl Barrett, Dissent
⚽ | 31’ Goal, 1-1, Kevin Richardson, Assist by Cyrille Regis
🥅 | 42’ Goal, 1-2, (Chelsea), Eddie Newton
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea
🥅 | 57’ Goal, 1-3, (Chelsea), Dennis Wise
🔁 | 70’ Sub off, Cyrille Regis, Sub on, Frank McAvennie
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the second time in three Premier League games as they slump back to 15th in the early table.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1970-71

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

Previous 5 vs. Chelsea: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #57 |
Wednesday, 2 September 1992

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Peter Foakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1987–1995
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Score: 🟥 1-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 57 | 🟩 | 22 🟨 | 15 🟥 20 | 1.42

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Foakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1987–1995
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 5 December 1987, Villa 2-1 Swindon, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Chelsea

None

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that beat Sheffield United last time out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 28.21 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 34.59 |

Youngest Player |
W Steve Froggatt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.50 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Earl Barrett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 |
M Garry Parker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Kevin Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Steve Froggatt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dalian Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Ian Porterfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Chelsea

GK Dave Beasant | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Mal Donaghy | 🇬🇧 |
CB Paul Elliott (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Steve Clarke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Vinnie Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gareth Hall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Wise | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Andy Townsend | 🇮🇪 |
M Eddie Newton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Mick Harford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Robert Fleck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Frank McAvennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 70’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Steve Clarke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (CB David Lee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Les Sealey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nick Colgan | 🇮🇪 |
CF Joe Allon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/14

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

“We were absolutely shellshocked when Chelsea took over the game. “They are the sort of side who get their teeth into things once their confidence rises, and they certainly put the bite on us.” Ron Atkinson.

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Thursday, 3 September 1992

More wonderful support from the local rag follows: THIS was Villa’s night of self-torture, fifty minutes of whipping followed by hours of recrimination. Their apologists might say they lost this match to two brief periods in which Chelsea scorched their backsides. The realists would reply that Villa were so unbelievably fault-riddled the defeat might have been by half-a-dozen. If this lot amounted to the Collected Works of Ron Atkinson - and only Nigel Spink and Stephen Froggatt of the 14 were not acquired in the past 15 months - then last night nearly all of them could have been shredded. In generous mood you might say that this was just one of those nightmares we all endure at one time or another - like the day the car fails to start. Well, Villa’s car first hiccuped in the 40th minute and had fallen to pieces within another 18. Chelsea did not so much beat as crush them in those spells either side of half-time. Every screw, it seemed, worked loose at the first cough when Mal Donaghy swung a high pass which Andy Townsend teed up for Robert Fleck to score his first goal since being signed for £2.1 million from Norwich. That sum rang a horn among Villa fans waiting to know whether Dean Saunders is to join their club, but on this display there was a good deal more missing than a mobile striker - a mobile defence to begin with, not to mention a bit of heart in midfield. In the opening half-hour of superiority, Villa moved the ball with relative comfort. After Kevin Richardson had scored with a rocketing half-volley, the air of self-satisfaction was tangible. Relaxed discipline can only have one result and Villa suffered it. It needed a desperate Spink save to prevent Fleck adding a second goal within two minutes of his first but the delay in Chelsea taking the lead was about as long as chairman Doug needs to ring up the bank manager and ask for another £150.000 to seal the Saunders deal. Again the defence failed to cut out a pass to the edge of the six-yard area and Fleck's jab to Eddie Newton was comfortably put wide of Spink. Atkinson's half-time demands for patience had no takers. Villa remained in spasm and Dennis Wise did no more than anyone expected when he added a third after 57 minutes after Garry Parker's error had wrongfooted his team-mates. Suspicion has been lurking for a time that Barrett, quick and athletic, is no born right-back and the way that Townsend and Wise were allowed room to create confusion was some corroboration. Spink made a splendid double save in the 64th minute but with a collapse of major proportions seemingly imminent, Villa at last made a show of responding, Froggatt shooting wide, and Richardson bringing a diving save from Dave Beasant. With Cyrille Regis visibly hampered by a heel injury and Froggatt requiring a rest, Atkinson has important decisions to make before Saturday. Saunders would solve one problem but there are others, unless last night's display was just something to get out of the system.

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