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Game #5074

Aston Villa

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Lost

7th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Chelsea

Attendance: 41,825

Stamford Bridge

Chelsea

7-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 29โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa's ten game unbeaten Premier League run comes to a crashing end as they are beaten for the first time in 2010 by a chastening hammering at Stamford Bridge - their biggest loss in 45 years.

KEY MAN

Martin O'Neill, On that performance we wouldnโ€™t finish 44th, Saturday, 27 March 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 March 2010

๐Ÿฅ… | 15โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Frank Lampard
๐ŸŸจ | 28โ€™ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
โšฝ | 29โ€™ Goal, 1-1, John Carew, Assist by Ashley Young
๐Ÿฅ… | 44โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Chelsea, pen), Frank Lampard
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Chelsea), Florent Malouda
๐ŸŸจ | 61โ€™ Booking, Richard Dunne
๐Ÿฅ… | 62โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Chelsea, pen), Frank Lampard
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Stewart Downing
๐Ÿฅ… | 68โ€™ Goal, 1-5, (Chelsea), Florent Malouda
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on Habib Bรจye
๐Ÿฅ… | 83โ€™ Goal, 1-6, (Chelsea), Salomon Kalou
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+1 Goal, 1-7, (Chelsea), Frank Lampard
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 7-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Despite John Carew's ninth goal in eight games Villa come unstuck at Chelsea and suffer their biggest loss in 45 years (when they lost 0-7 at Manchester United in October 1964).

The Chelsea defeat, however, was Villa's first in eleven games and only their third in the last twenty Premier League matches.

Despite those statistics, the shock at the size of defeat of which he admitted "I didnโ€™t see it coming" combined with frustration at the reaction of fans to the draw with Wolves two games earlier, led Martin O'Neill to his "worst day in management" and what was described as an "increasingly dejected figure in recent weeks" soon had rumours of resignation swirling.

Allegedly a meeting with Chairman Randy Lerner, a plea for funds that were not forthcoming, and a stall set out for the sale of some of the club's best assets, led to the bust up and 'resignation'. It didn't happen of course but there is no doubt that few now expected Martin O'Neill to remain manager for much longer.

After Gary Cahill (2007-08), his Moscow moment (2008-09), his fan rant earlier in the season, and his training ground โ€˜fightโ€™ with Reo-Coker, the Chelsea defeat - or rather the immediate response to it - was the fifth โ€˜alarm bellโ€™ that all was not harmony on and off the pitch, in and outside the boardroom, and between the terraces and manager.

The bigger picture should not have been forgotten however, unlucky runners up in the League Cup, 7th in the League and still with a shot for Europe, in an FA Cup Semi Final and equipped with the best first XI Villa had had in over a decade, Martin Oโ€™Neill had undoubtedly delivered.

But this ultra competitive, combustible character was now seemingly fighting the world and increasingly unpredictable.

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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2008-09

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #182 |
Saturday, 27 March 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-7
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 182 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 76 ๐ŸŸจ | 59 ๐ŸŸฅ 47 | 1.58

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Matches Officiated: 11
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 10 Feb 10, Villa 1-1 United (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Mark Scholes

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Gabriel Agbonlahor, Steve Sidwell and Luke Young replace Carlos Cuรฉllar, Stewart Downing and Emile Heskey.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.74 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.88 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.47 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Carlo Ancelotti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Chelsea

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
RB Paulo Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alex | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Yuriy Zhirkov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Deco | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mikel John Obi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Florent Malouda | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Salomon Kalou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | LB Yuriy Zhirkov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ | (LB Patrick van Aanholt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Deco | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | (M Michael Ballack | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Ross Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jeffrey Bruma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Didier Drogba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CF Daniel Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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: 1/11

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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 11
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 5
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe were well beaten by a fine side but we were also masters of our downfall. โ€œWe stopped competing at 3-1 and thatโ€™s unforgivable. We had the possibility of going 2-2 but it went 3-1 and the floodgates opened. โ€œIt was a desperately poor performance against admittedly a fine side. We are devastated and we have to fight back from this.โ€ โ€œOn that performance we wouldnโ€™t finish 44th. โ€œWe didnโ€™t compete. โ€œI didnโ€™t see it coming at half time. At 3-1 we capitulated and that isnโ€™t like us. We were well and truly hammered. Itโ€™s as devastating as Iโ€™ve known in the game. I have been a player and manager some considerable time but that was as tough a lesson as any.โ€ Martin Oโ€™Neill.

MATCH REPORT