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Game #4222

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 2 September 1992

Lost

15th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 19,125

Chelsea

Villa Park

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

Aston Villa

1-3

Chelsea

Assist(s) | Cyrille Regis | 31โ€™ |

KEY MAN

The Birmingham Mail, embarrassing lack of support

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 2 September 1992

๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Robert Fleck
๐ŸŸจ | 27โ€™ Booking, Steve Staunton, Dissent
๐ŸŸจ | 29โ€™ Booking, Earl Barrett, Dissent
โšฝ | 31โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Kevin Richardson, Assist by Cyrille Regis
๐Ÿฅ… | 42โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Chelsea), Eddie Newton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Chelsea), Dennis Wise
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Cyrille Regis, Sub on, Frank McAvennie
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1970-71

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

Previous 5 vs. Chelsea: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Peter Foakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1987โ€“1995
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Foakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1987โ€“1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 5 December 1987, Villa 2-1 Swindon, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

None

Peter Foakes

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 | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.59 |

Youngest Player |
W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.50 |

Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Ian Porterfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Chelsea

GK Dave Beasant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Mal Donaghy | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Paul Elliott (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Vinnie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Wise | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Eddie Newton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Mick Harford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Robert Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Frank McAvennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Steve Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CB David Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nick Colgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Joe Allon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe were absolutely shellshocked when Chelsea took over the game.

โ€œThey are the sort of side who get their teeth into things once their confidence rises, and they certainly put the bite on us.โ€

Ron Atkinson.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Thursday, 3 September 1992

More wonderful support from the local rag follows:

THIS was Villaโ€™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, Villaโ€™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 ยฃ2.1 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 ยฃ150.000 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. Vi