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Game #4544

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 9 December 1998

Lost

1st= (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 34,765

Chelsea

Stamford Bridge

Villa are undone at the last as a 90'+4 winner for Chelsea inflicts a second defeat in sixteen Premier League games on the league leaders.

Chelsea

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Julian Joachim | 32โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Stan Collymore, benched

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 9 December 1998

๐Ÿฅ… | 30โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Gianfranco Zola
โšฝ | 32โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Lee Hendrie, Assist by Julian Joachim
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Stan Collymore
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+4 Goal, 1-2, (Chelsea), Tore Andrรฉ Flo
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Gareth Barry
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Stan Collymore
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Alan Thompson

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffered a second League defeat in 16 games but now did not have a win in the last four matches but remained top of the Premier League table.

Future Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo lined up for Chelsea.

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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1997-98

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1998-99 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #34 |
Wednesday, 9 December 1998

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 34 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 21 ๐ŸŸจ | 6 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 2.03

Career Form:

Top 4

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 15 August 1998, Villa 0-0 Everton, Goodison Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Cards:

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Alan Wilkie

TEAM NEWS

John Gregory names a second unchanged line up in 5 games having field one in the previous 16.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.48 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.53 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 17.80 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Gianluca Vialli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Chelsea

GK Ed De Goey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Graeme Le Saux | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Celestine Babayaro | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Frank Leboeuf | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Marcel Desailly | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Michael Duberry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Dan Petrescu | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Albert Ferrer | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
F Gianfranco Zola | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Gianluca Vialli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Stan Collymore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Celestine Babayaro | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M Gustavo Poyet | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Gianfranco Zola | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | (CF Tore Andrรฉ Flo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Matthew Ghent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Simon Grayson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aaron Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Kevin Hitchcock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Bernard Lambourde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Dennis Wise | 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 : 11/11

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 : 16/16

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 : 2/11

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 : 4/16

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:

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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

"This Villa side have often demonstrated the ability to bounce back this season and it took just 90 seconds for them to draw level."

*The Guardian*
Wednesday, 9 December 1998

*Flo turns up trumps in injury-time*

Tore Andre Flo headed Chelsea to a well-earned victory in the fourth minute of injury time at Stamford Bridge last night. Gianluca Vialliโ€™s team created by far the better chances in an exciting match and confirmed their credentials as serious title contenders, moving into third place in the table.

The game, postponed from October because of a waterlogged pitch, began so brightly that both teams could have gone ahead in the opening 10 minutes.

After just two minutes Vialliโ€™s audacious overhead kick flew just over the bar, then Julian Joachim went closer still when he latched on to Dion Dublinโ€™s through ball, outstripped Michael Duberry for pace and as Ed De Goey came charging off his line watched his shot towards an open goal dribble agonisingly wide of the left-hand post.

John Gregory, the Villa manager, had persevered with the speedy Joachim up front despite the return from suspension of Stan Collymore, who had to make do with a place on the bench.

Vialli, too, had been tough in relegating his captain Dennis Wise to the bench following yet another sending-off last Saturday, thus extending the fiery midfielderโ€™s unenviable record of not having started a home league game this season because of injury but mainly suspension.

In the continued absence of the Italian striker Pierluigi Casiraghi, who could need a second operation on his badly damaged knee, Vialli gave himself a rare league outing, starting his first game since the opening day of the season.

This left Tore Andre Flo in a familiar position on the bench, this time alongside Gustavo Poyet, a key figure in Chelseaโ€™s 13-match unbeaten run in the league, but not fully match fit.

But on the half-hour Roberto Di Matteo made up for any deficiencies in midfield when a twisting run incited a foul by Gareth Southgate on the edge of the Villa area. From the free-kick Gianfranco Zola bent an exquisite shot over the wall and past the late-diving Michael Oakes to put Chelsea ahead.

But this Villa side have often demonstrated the ability to bounce back this season and it took just 90 seconds for them to draw level.

A well-worked four-man move ended with the ball at the feet of Lee Hendrie, centrally placed in the area, and with a twist and turn the fledgling England international shook off his pursuers long enough to slide a crisp shot into the corner of De Goeyโ€™s goal.

After a defeat by Liverpool and draws against Nottingham Forest and Manchester United in their previous three league games, it was important for Villa to immediately get back into this match, but Chelsea continued to pose the greater threat.

On 43 minutes Celestine Babayaroโ€™s 12-yard shot from Vialliโ€™s back-heel was deflected off target by Steve Watsonโ€™s diving body, then a minute later Oakes was forced to tip over a 25-yard shot from Albert Ferrer.

The first half had seen Chelsea exploit both flanks very effectively, thus providing some dangerous service for the strikers. Villa, on the other hand, were so busy dealing with the home sideโ€™s threat that attacking forays down the wings were rare, with the result that Joachim and Dion Dublin up front lacked the service to exploit their pace and height respectively.

But no sooner had the second half begun than the Villa wing-backs both got forward menacingly, Watsonโ€™s cross forcing De Goey to punch away at full stretch while Wright, after a one-two with Ian Taylor, fired in a shot which the keeper was grateful to clasp to his chest.

But Chelsea continued to look the more likely team to score and on 58 minutes went close to doing just that. Di Matteo swung in a corner from the left which the new captain Frank Leboeuf met with a flashing header only to see the ball hit the underneath of the bar and bounce down in play before being cleared.

Chelsea, having won the encounter between these two clubs in the Worthington Cup in October, were so close to securing victory in this game, too.