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Game #4572

Aston Villa

Saturday, 21 August 1999

Lost

5th= (-4)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 35,071

Chelsea

Stamford Bridge

Villa lose for the first time in 1999-00 as they are beaten at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Mark Draper, made his final appearance for Villa, Saturday, 21 August 1999.

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Saturday, 21 August 1999

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 52โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Ugo Ehiogu o.g.
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Alan Thompson, Sub on, Paul Merson
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Colin Calderwood, Sub on, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Steve Stone, Sub on, Mark Draper ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Alan Thompson
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Ian Taylor
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Lee Hendrie

ON THIS DAY

Villa field an all home nation squad for the final time.

John Gregory's 16-man squad contained 14 Englishmen, a Welshman and a Scot.

Villa lost their first game of the season as midfielder Mark Draper made his final appearance for Villa aged 28 before moving on to Southampton for ยฃ1,250,000 in July 2000. Draper had played for Villa between 1995-96 and 1999-00 making 155 appearances and scoring 11 goals.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #62 |
Saturday, 21 August 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 62 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 31 ๐ŸŸจ | 11 ๐ŸŸฅ 20 | 1.68

Career Form:

Top 6

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 10 April 1999, Villa 3-0 Southampton, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Neale Barry

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Lee Hendrie replaces George Boateng.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.74 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.61 |

Youngest Player |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.27 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gianluca Vialli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Chelsea

GK Ed De Goey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Celestine Babayaro | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Frank Leboeuf | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Marcel Desailly | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Dan Petrescu | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Albert Ferrer | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Gustavo Poyet | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Dennis Wise | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jody Morris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Chris Sutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gianfranco Zola | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Dan Petrescu | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด | (W Bjarne Goldbรฆk | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Chris Sutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Tore Andrรฉ Flo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)
๐Ÿ” | F Gianfranco Zola | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | (M Gabriele Ambrosetti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Carlo Cudicini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Jes Hรธgh | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

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 : 3/11

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 : 3/16

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:

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

๐Ÿ”ด M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Villa brought on Paul Merson and Steve Stone in a belated effort to poach a point. But even then Chelsea, with Tore Andre Flo and the debutante Gabriele Ambrosetti also introduced, still had the stronger armoury."

*The Guardian*
Saturday, 21 August 1999

*Blues edge it over Villa*

These were the nearly teams of last season, and it was plain to see why. They nearly gave us a good game, but something was missing from either side; in Chelseaโ€™s case it was ruthlessness, in Aston Villaโ€™s, adventure.

A single goal - Ugo Ehiogu diverting Dan Petrescuโ€™s shot home - was enough to give Chelsea the point, deservedly so, and protect an unbeaten record at the expense of Villaโ€™s.

Villa were beaten three times by Chelsea last season, twice in the Premiership and also in the Worthington Cup. The visitorsโ€™ cautious approach to the game duly reflected a mixture of awe and apprehension in opposition to a team whose crisp passing and sharp movement had so accentuated their fall from the grace of League leadership for four months.

And then again, to sit back, absorb pressure and hit on the counter is Villaโ€™s way, often at home as well as away. It works well enough when the team is fresh, of mind and body, but the chasing and closing down involved is always likely to take its toll as the season progresses.

They were fortunate to encounter initially a Chelsea side whose game was a few degrees out and that is their problem. When their passing is astray, the avenues of movement shut down, and Chelsea do not have the variety of pace and aerial threat that make Manchester United and Arsenal a cut above the rest of the English field.

Petrescu, for example, usually so precise in his work, was guilty of a couple of messy misses that would have settled the team and set them on their way.

From Gianfranco Zolaโ€™s neat through-ball, he chipped over the bar early on, then again just before half-time, from Dennis Wiseโ€™s pass, a revitalised David James in the Villa goal out to him quickly.

The goalkeeper, looking the better for a move from Liverpool that has renewed his confidence, also tipped over Zolaโ€™s curling free-kick acrobatically and dived low to clutch the little Italianโ€™s header from Albert Ferrerโ€™s cross.

It was all so frustrating for Chelsea; on another day they might also have had a penalty when Zola went down under challenge from Ugo Ehiogu, but the referee Neale Barry, admirably, was not fooled and waved play on.

Jody Morris, making his first start of the season in place of the injured Didier Deschamps, gave Chelsea a neat look in midfield where his contest with Villaโ€™s lively Lee Hendrie, who was replacing the dropped George Boateng, offered hope to English football.

It was just that the end product was inaccurate, the Villa defence, well marshalled by Gareth Southgate, who was wearing a headband to protect a cut behind an ear, was more comfortable than it might have been.

At the other end, Villa threatened only fitfully. Hendrieโ€™s volley promised ambition early on, but it was not until just before half-time that Ed De Goey in the home goal was at all troubled, the Dutchman pushing away Dion Dublinโ€™s header from Alan Thompsonโ€™s corner with comparative ease.

Then five minutes into the second half it came right for Petrescu and Chelsea.

Gustavo Poyet chipped a hopeful ball forward, which Ehiogu cleared poorly, heading only into the path of Petrescu. The Villa defender quickly sought to make amends and chased across but could only divert the Romanianโ€™s cross-shot past James.

Now Chelsea were rampant. The hitherto subdued Chris Sutton was just too high with an overhead kick and Poyet dived to head a fraction wide, both chances fashioned by Petrescu.

Villa brought on Paul Merson and Steve Stone in a belated effort to poach a point. But even then Chelsea, with Tore Andre Flo and the debutante Gabriele Ambrosetti also introduced, still had the stronger armoury.

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