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Game #4917

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Drew

13th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 41,006

Chelsea

Villa Park

Villa stop a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats with a hard fought draw against title chasing Chelsea as stand in 'keeper Gรกbor Kirรกly keeps his first clean sheet for Villa.

Aston Villa

0-0

Chelsea

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor chases down Chelsea but can't add a goal to a fine defensive performance as Villa stop a run of four Premier League defeats, Tuesday, 2 January 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

๐Ÿ” | 27โ€™ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Isaiah Osbourne
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Steven Davis, Sub on, Milan Baroลก
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Villa open 2007 with a creditable draw against second placed Chelsea to stop a torrid run of four successive defeats but Martin O'Neill's side have now not won in ten Premier League matches to fall to 13th 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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2005-06

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Tuesday, 2 January 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 11 Nov 06, Villa 1-0 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Phil Dowd

TEAM NEWS

Emergency 'keeper Gรกbor Kirรกly once again appears in goal as Liam Ridgewell and Wilfred Bouma replace Aaron Hughes and Gareth Barry.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.66 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 31.21 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.12 |

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Josรฉ Mourinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Gรกbor Kirรกly | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Chelsea

GK Henrique Hilรกrio | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Ashley Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ricardo Carvalho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Khalid Boulahrouz | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Paulo Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Claude Makรฉlรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Michael Essien | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Salomon Kalou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Didier Drogba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 27โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Khalid Boulahrouz | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (M Geremi | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Andriy Shevchenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Salomon Kalou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (M Mikel John Obi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Bobby Olejnik | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Magnus Hedman | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 5/11

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 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:

โ€‹

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€œI thought we played with a ferocious amount of determination, which we had to against a side like Chelsea.

โ€œWe had to try to match them as much as we possibly could and I have nothing but praise for the players.

โ€œThey worked tirelessly and stuck it right to the end. We have played better and lost games.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 2 January 2007

*Chelsea failed to break down Aston Villa to leave the champions six points behind leaders Manchester United.*

The visitors dominated the first half and should have been well ahead by the interval, but both Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole missed gilt-edged chances.

Drogba miscued with a volley, while Cole headed straight at Gabor Kiraly.

Outclassed in that opening period, Villa provided a sterner test for Chelsea after the break and Liam Ridgewell went close with a header.

Chelsea had drawn their previous two league games, allowing leaders Manchester United to move seven points clear ahead of Tuesdayโ€™s game with Villa.

And this was another stuttering performance as Chelsea struggled to replicate the high standards they have set themselves over the previous two seasons.

In the absence of John Terry, Chelseaโ€™s defensive problems have been well documented and the visitors suffered another blow in that department when Khalid Boulahrouz limped off with a knee injury in the opening half.

But it was Chelseaโ€™s attack rather their defence that let them down in an opening half that saw the visitors fail to convert a host of chances from the surfeit of possession they enjoyed.

In scoring 13 league goals this season Drogba has probably been Chelseaโ€™s most effective player, but even the Ivory Coast forward seemed to be affected by the Bluesโ€™ mid-winter malaise.

Drogba should have put Chelsea ahead inside the opening 10 minutes, but his volley went into the ground and over the bar after Michael Essien crossed from the right.

That flank proved a productive avenue for the visitors with Dro