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Game #4757

Aston Villa

Saturday, 19 April 2003

Aston Villa

2-1

Chelsea

Premier League

Chelsea

Villa Park

Attendance: 39,358

Won

13th (+1)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 11’ | Darius Vassell | 78’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time in eight as they beat Chelsea to make it eleven wins in thirty four Premier League games under Graham Taylor.

KEY MAN

Marcus Allbäck, brace to beat Chelsea

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 19 April 2003

⚽ | 11’ Goal, 1-0, Marcus Allbäck, Assist by Gareth Barry
🔁 | 18’ Sub off, Joey Guðjónsson, Sub on, Steve Staunton
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea
⚽ | 78’ Goal, 2-0, Marcus Allbäck, Assist by Darius Vassell
🥅 | 89’ Goal, 2-1, (Chelsea), John Terry
🟨 | 90’ Booking, Öyvind Leonhardsen
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

As if from nowhere Villa conjure up a first win in eight against 4th placed Chelsea with Marcus Allbäck, a player who had hitherto looked less than likely to score, hit a brace to deliver Graham Taylor his 14th top flight win in 47 matches since his return.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1999-00

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Chelsea

Previous 5 vs. Chelsea: 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #56 |
Saturday, 19 April 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Rob Styles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2002-03

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 56 | 🟩 | 18 🟨 | 13 🟥 25 | 1.20

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Matches Officiated: 8
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 28 Dec 02, Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough (h)
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

🟨

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None

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TEAM NEWS

Öyvind Leonhardsen, Ronny Johnsen and Joey Guðjónsson return in place of Steve Staunton, Mustapha Hadji and Lee Hendrie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.41 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 | 33.88 |

Youngest Player |
CB Rob Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 20.33 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2002-03

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 |
CB Rob Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Öyvind Leonhardsen | 🇳🇴 | 🟨 |
M Joey Guðjónsson | 🇮🇸 | 🔁 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Marcus Allbäck | 🇸🇪 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Claudio Ranieri | 🇮🇹 |

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Chelsea

GK Carlo Cudicini | 🇮🇹 |
LB Graeme Le Saux | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Marcel Desailly | 🇫🇷 |
CB John Terry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB William Gallas | 🇫🇷 |
RB Mario Melchiot | 🇳🇱 |
M Frank Lampard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Emmanuel Petit | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Quique de Lucas | 🇪🇸 |
F Gianfranco Zola | 🇮🇹 | 🔁 |
CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | for M Joey Guðjónsson | 🇮🇸 | 18’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Emmanuel Petit | 🇫🇷 | (LB Celestine Babayaro | 🇳🇬 |)
🔁 | F Gianfranco Zola | 🇮🇹 | (CF Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink | 🇳🇱 |)
🔁 | CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Eidur Guðjohnsen | 🇮🇸 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
M Stephen Cooke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Ed de Goey | 🇳🇱 |
W Boudewijn Zenden | 🇳🇱 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Homegrown: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/16
Homegrown: 6/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not reported

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 reported

MATCH QUOTES

"It was no more than Graham Taylor’s men deserved as they outplayed opponents who came into the match on the back of four successive wins."

MATCH REPORT