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Game #4769

Saturday, 27 September 2003

Attendance: 41,182

Lost

Premier League

13th (-2)

Chelsea

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Stamford Bridge

Villa are unluckily defeated at Stamford Bridge to make it two wins and four defeats in seven Premier League games under David O'Leary.

Chelsea

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel, missed chances.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 43โ€™ Goal, (Chelsea), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 53โ€™ Sub off, Peter Whittingham, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Mark Delaney
๐ŸŸจ | 80โ€™ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the fourth time in seven League games yet three of those defeats had come against sides challenging for the title with more winnable games to come for a side that had finished 16th the previous campaign.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1999-00

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #8 |
Saturday, 27 September 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 21 April 2003, Villa 1-1 Newcastle, St James' Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

None

Jeff Winter

TEAM NEWS

Alpay ร–zalan replaces Marcus Allbรคck.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.62 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.45 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.06 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Claudio Ranieri | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Chelsea

GK Carlo Cudicini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Marcel Desailly | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB William Gallas | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Glen Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Damien Duff | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Emmanuel Petit | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Juan Sebastiรกn Verรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Adrian Mutu | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 53โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Emmanuel Petit | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Claude Makรฉlรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Juan Sebastiรกn Verรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Adrian Mutu | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | (W Jesper Grรธnkjรฆr | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Marco Ambrosio | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Hernรกn Crespo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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 : 9/16
Homegrown: 7/16

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 : 4/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Chelsea were a very lucky team today."

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 27 September, 2003

*Chelsea struggle to victory*

Chelseaโ€™s unbeaten start to the Premiership season continued as they struggled to victory against battling Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink pierced Villaโ€™s dogged resistance just before half-time to give Claudio Ranieriโ€™s expensively-assembled side a vital - but undeserved - three points.

Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary was left cursing missed chances, with Colombian striker Juan Pablo Angel the main culprit.

Angel missed two glorious chances to snatch a point for Villa in the second half as a relieved Chelsea clung on in a desperate finale.

But Chelsea will regard it as a sign of their progress that they could claim the victory when they were so clearly out of sorts.

Chelsea boss Ranieri handed the striking berths to Hasselbaink and Adrian Mutu - but they had little joy in the first half against a resilient Villa.

Mutu had an acrobatic overhead kick blocked by Villaโ€™s emergency centre-back Dion Dublin before the Romanian missed an easier opportunity from Frank Lampardโ€™s pass.

Villa managed to keep Chelseaโ€™s expensive stars at armโ€™s length, although Damien Duff broke the shackles to send a flashing drive narrowly wide.

Villa posed a threat of their own on the half hour when Ulises de la Cruz squared for Lee Hendrie to shoot narrorwly wide of the angle of post and crossbar.

De la Cruz himself then cut inside Wayne Bridge and fired just over.

Chelsea finally made the breakthrough after 43 minutes when Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen could only parry Lampardโ€™s shot and Hasselbaink was first to the rebound to score.

Villa wasted a glorious opportunity to equalise after 50 minutes as Chelsea continued to perform in lack-lustre fashion.

Lampardโ€™s woeful pass wrong-footed his defence to leave Juan Pablo Angel with a clear run on goal.

The Colombian took his time and drew Carlo Cudicini, but then shot wastefully wide.

Ranieri decided to make a switch to shore up Chelseaโ€™s lead, replacing Mutu with Jesper Gronkjaer and switching to a five-man midfield.

But Angel was the central figure again with only two minutes left when he was off target again when he had another chance only eight yards out.