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Game #4876

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 1 February 2006

Drew

14th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 38,562

Chelsea

Villa Park

Villa put in another strong performance against Chelsea to secure a point but a second successive draw means they have just six wins in twenty four Premier League games under David O'Leary.

Aston Villa

1-1

Chelsea

Assist(s) | Luke Moore | 77โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Luke Moore, leveller.

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Wednesday, 1 February 2006

๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Arjen Robben
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea
๐ŸŸจ | 57โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Milan Baroลก, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Phillips, Sub on, Luke Moore
โšฝ | 77โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Luke Moore, Assist by Mark Delaney
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Villa record a second successive draw but this one, coming as it did against Championship challenging Chelsea, was a significant achievement as Villa rose to 14th in the table despite having achieved just six wins in the last 29 Premier League games under David O'Leary.

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†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #115 |
Wednesday, 1 February 2006

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: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 115 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 43 ๐ŸŸจ | 31 ๐ŸŸฅ 41 | 1.39

Career Form:

Mid Table

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 2 Jan 06, Villa 2-1 Albion (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Rob Styles

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Gareth Barry and Kevin Phillips replace Lee Hendrie and Juan Pablo รngel.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.36 |

Oldest Player |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.63 |

Youngest Player |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.09 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Josรฉ Mourinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Chelsea

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Ricardo Carvalho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB William Gallas | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Glen Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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” |
CF Hernรกn Crespo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Arjen Robben | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
CF Eidur Guรฐjohnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for CF Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Damien Duff | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Hernรกn Crespo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Maniche | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Eidur Guรฐjohnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CB Robert Huth | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lenny Pidgeley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Asier Del Horno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 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 : 12/16
Homegrown: 6/16

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 : 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 : 5/16

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:

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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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œThe draw was the least we deserved. We played really well and took the game to them.

โ€œWe had a strong start all and we did wrong in the first half was give a stupid goal away. But we were the better before the break.

โ€œWe should also have had a penalty but so should they. Full credit to the players because Chelsea are a great team.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*The Guardian*
Thursday, 2 February 2006

*Moore leveller ensures Villa Park hoodoo unhinges Chelsea again*

Luke Moore, the first player to breach Chelseaโ€™s defence in the Premiership this season, plundered a goal of greater significance last night when his late equaliser extended the visitorsโ€™ winless streak to three matches, reinforcing the belief that the champions are experiencing a dip in form.

It is only the second time in Jose Mourinhoโ€™s tenure that Chelsea have endured such an unproductive run and, though the Portuguese may not be gripped with fear about retaining the title, there can be little doubt that his side are no longer playing with the swagger that characterised their performances earlier in the season.

Arjen Robbenโ€™s early goal ought to have provided a platform for victory but for the second league match in succession Chelsea surrendered a first-half lead. Mourinho admitted they were missing Didier Drogba, who is at the African Nations Cup, but the Chelsea manager must harbour worries about the form of other players, including Frank Lampard.

The England midfielder was largely anonymous last night, though the same could not be said of Rob Styles. Mourinho was angered by the refereeโ€™s failure to award a penalty when Robben tumbled to the floor under the challenge of Jlloyd Samuel late on. He did, however, concede that Villa should have had a penalty in the first half when John Terry handled after Gareth Barry deceived the captain with a neat turn. According to Mourinho, Styles was โ€œcompensatingโ€ for his refusal to give Villa a spot-kick when he waved away Chelseaโ€™s appeals. This is the second time the Chelsea manager has left Villa Park cursing the official; in the corresponding fixture last season Drogba was booked for diving after he appeared to be tripped inside the penalty area by Ulises De la Cruz. โ€œI hope that next season there is no Mr Styles [at Villa Park],โ€ said Mourinho.

Results elsewhere, however, meant that their rivals failed to take advantage of their slip. โ€œPeople think the Premiership has lost its competitiveness but tonight was a perfect example of what the Premiership is,โ€ the Chelsea manager said. โ€œChelsea drew, Manchester United lost, Liverpool drew. Itโ€™s a great situation because we made a mistake and everybody else did the same.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary said Villaโ€™s defenders had also made a mistake when they allowed Robben to fire Chelsea into a 14th-minute lead, but he could have few complaints about his sideโ€™s belligerent display. Kevin Phillips, starting for the first time in two months, buzzed with menace and Gareth Barry turned in the kind of performance that brought international recognition not so long ago.

Barry came close to a breakthrough in the 13th minute when Petr Cechโ€™s attempted punch clearance landed at his feet. However, from no more than 12 yards the Villa midfielder hammered over. It was a reprieve which Chelsea punished immediately, switching from defence to attack to craft Robbenโ€™s opener.

William Gallas rampaged forward on the left beyond Aaron Hughes, creating the space for a cross, and, with Olof Mellberg and Mark Delaney stood watching, Joe Cole chested down for Robben to sweep a left-foot strike beyond Thomas Sorensen. It was the Dutchmanโ€™s fifth Premiership goal of the season and another should have followed 14 minutes later. This time Eidur Gudjohnsen was the architect, sliding a ball beyond a static defence and into the path of the Chelsea forward. With Cole unmarked and the angle narrowing Robben ought to have squared but he opted to go alone, drawing a comfortable save from Sorensen.

Coleโ€™s frustration was manifest but at least he was on the pitch; Shaun Wright-Phillips did not even make the substitutesโ€™ bench. It was from the dug-out that Moore emerged to have the last word. With Gallas out of position, Delaney gambolled forward on the right and his near-post cross eluded Glen Johnson and Cech. Moore did not need a second invitation, bundling the ball into the unguarded goal. โ€œIt was the least we deserved,โ€ said Oโ€™Leary.

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