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Game #4811

Saturday, 11 September 2004

Attendance: 36,691

Drew

Premier League

7th (-1)

Chelsea

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa hold early pacesetters Chelsea at Villa Park to leave them with one defeat in their first five Premier League games.

Aston Villa

0-0

Chelsea

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Lee Hendrie, brilliant dummy

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it one defeat in five Premier League games as they take a point off early leaders Chelsea but results around them mean David O'Leary's men drop back to 7th place in the table.

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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #50 |
Saturday, 11 September 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 15 May 04, Villa 0-2 United (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ

Rob Styles

TEAM NEWS

Juan Pablo รngel comes in for his first start of the season in place of Carlton Cole (loan terms).

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.62 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.12 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 22.45 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Josรฉ Mourinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

Chelsea

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Celestine Babayaro | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Ricardo Carvalho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Paulo Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Claude Makรฉlรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Tiago Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Mateja Keลพman | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Didier Drogba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Eidur Guรฐjohnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Tiago Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | (M Aleksey Smertin | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Mateja Keลพman | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (CF Adrian Mutu | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lenny Pidgeley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB William Gallas | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡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 : 5/11
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: 8/16

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

โ€œI thought, taking the penalty decision away from it, it was a fair result.

โ€œFrom where I was I honestly thought it was a penalty. We tried to win the game but we are delighted with a point.

โ€œYou look at our squad and look at Chelseaโ€™s and their agenda is far, far different to ours.

โ€œThis is a big club. If we want to take it where people say it should be that is going to take a lot of money.

โ€œLast season we sorted a lot of problems out and we are currently getting the best out of the players we have.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 11 September, 2004

Chelsea dropped their first points of the season in a draw at Aston Villa.

Villa started well and Petr Cech tipped a Thomas Hitzlsperger free-kick around the post before Chelsea replied, Didier Drogbaโ€™s curler slamming off the bar.

Juan Pablo Angel volleyed over before Chelsea stepped up a gear, Joe Cole forcing Thomas Sorensen to save well and seeing another shot blocked.

Darius Vassell dragged a late shot wide before Drogba was booked for an alleged dive when he may have won a penalty.

Gareth Barry and Hitzlsperger were at the forefront of Villaโ€™s attacking intent, the German forcing a fine save from Cech with a 30-yard free-kick early on.

Chelsea replied as Drogba controlled a long pass and lashed his right-foot shot across the face of goal, but it was Villa doing the majority of the pressing.

Nolberto Solano slammed a 25-yard effort wide before Hitzlsperger dragged another shot off target, this time with his weaker right foot.

Chelsea had conceded just one goal in their previous four league games, and their defensive fortitude was managing to keep Villa at bay.

At the other end Mateja Kezman used his pace to create space down the right-hand side, but his fierce cross-shot was deflected wide by Cole.

Moments later Drogba went within inches of an opener, his sublime 20-yard curler after a neat build-up crashing back off Sorensenโ€™s crossbar with the Dane well-beaten.

A relatively quiet spell - with Villa again probing but failing to find a way through - was interrupted by a lovely run and cross by Frank Lampard, but Kezman could only head over.

Solanoโ€™s right-wing cross then invited Angel to have a go, the Colombian volleying acrobatically over from 12 yards.

Chelsea knew the three points were there to be won and they soon had Villa under huge pressure after the break.

First Lampard drove wide of the target before Coleโ€™s impressive right-foot effort was tipped around the post by Sorensen.

Soon after Coleโ€™s goalbound shot was blocked by Gavin McCann while Ricardo Carvalho missed the target after Villa failed to
deal with another cross into their box.

Mourinho made a surprising double change on the hour mark, taking off Kezman and the excellent Cole and bringing on Eidur Gudjohnsen and Adrian Mutu, a move that seemed to knock Chelsea off their attacking stride.

With 15 minutes left Villa put a fabulous move together, Lee Hendrie - on for Solano - brilliantly dummied a pass into the Chelsea box only for Vassell to drag a shot wide from eight yards.

But the hosts could count themselves fortunate when Ulises de la Cruz seemed to foul Drogba in the area, only for referee Rob Styles to show the striker a yellow card for a dive.

John Terry had the final opportunity, his header from a Lampard corner producing a comfortable diving save from Sorensen in stoppage time.