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Game #4781

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 17 December 2003

Aston Villa

2-1

Chelsea

League Cup

Chelsea

Villa Park

Attendance: 30,414

Won

Quarter Final

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat high flying Chelsea in the League Cup Quarter Final at Villa Park to provide back to back wins in all competitions and fourth victory in five for David O'Leary.

KEY MAN

Gavin McCann, match winner

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 17 December 2003

⚽ | 16’ Goal, 1-0, Juan Pablo Ángel
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea
🔁 | 52’ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Stefan Moore
🟨 | 53’ Booking, Mark Delaney
🥅 | 69’ Goal, 1-1, (Chelsea)
🔁 | 69’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
🔁 | 83’ Sub off, Juan Pablo Ángel, Sub on, Peter Crouch
⚽ | 78’ Goal, 2-1, Gavin McCann, Assist by Juan Pablo Ángel
🟨 | 90’ Booking, Thomas Sörensen
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Juan Pablo Ángel inspired Villa once again to deliver a fifth consecutive home win and a place in the League Cup semi finals.

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 | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #20 |
Manager Game | #20 |
Wednesday, 17 December 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Neale Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 20 | 🟩 | 8 🟨 | 5 🟥 7 | 1.45

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neale Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Matches Officiated: 13
🟩 : 7
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 18 January 2003, Villa 0-1 Tottenham, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

🟨 🟨

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🟨 🟨

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TEAM NEWS

Ronny Johnsen, Lee Hendrie and Peter Whittingham replace Marcus Allbäck, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Dion Dublin.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.91 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 | 34.54 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.28 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 | 🟨 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ | 🔥 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Claudio Ranieri | 🇮🇹 |

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Chelsea

GK Neil Sullivan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Celestine Babayaro | 🇳🇬 |
CB William Gallas | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CB John Terry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Glen Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
RB Mario Melchiot | 🇳🇱 |
M Claude Makélélé | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Joe Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Njitap Geremi | 🇨🇲 |
W Damien Duff | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
CF Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink | 🇳🇱 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Stefan Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 52’ |
🔁 M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 69’ |
🔁 CF Peter Crouch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | 83’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Glen Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Hernán Crespo | 🇦🇷 |)
🔁 | M Claude Makélélé | 🇫🇷 | (M Frank Lampard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | W Damien Duff | 🇮🇪 | (W Jesper Grønkjær | 🇩🇰 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
CB Liam Ridgewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Marco Ambrosio | 🇮🇹 |
CB Marcel Desailly | 🇫🇷 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/16
Homegrown: 8/16

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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 recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The biggest success for me on the night was our work-rate and belief." David O’Leary.

MATCH REPORT