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Game #5093

Aston Villa

Saturday, 16 October 2010


8th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 40,122


Villa Park

Villa record a creditable draw against leaders Chelsea as Gรฉrard Houllier makes it a win, a draw and a defeat in his first three Premier League games in charge.

Aston Villa



Assist(s) | None


John Carew and Stephen Ireland battle it out with leaders Chelsea to secure a well deserved draw under Gรฉrard Houllier, Saturday, 16 October 2010.




Saturday, 16 October 2010

๐Ÿ” | 13โ€™ Sub off, Richard Dunne, Sub off, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Stephen Warnock
๐ŸŸจ | 69โ€™ Booking, Stephen Ireland
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐ŸŸจ | 75โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐ŸŸจ | 80โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Stephen Ireland, Sub on, Steve Sidwell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea


Villa beaten 10-1 on aggregate by Chelsea in their last two meetings hold the early League leaders at Villa Park in another good performance under Gรฉrard Houllier following defeat last time out.

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


European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2009-10



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


Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #4 |
Saturday, 16 October 2010


Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ


Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |


๐Ÿ•’ 4 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 2 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 1 | 1.75

Career Form:

Top 6

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |


Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 30 Jan 10, Villa 2-0 Fulham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andy Halliday, John Flynn

Lee Mason



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Stephen Ireland, John Carew and Habib Bรจye replace Emile Heskey (injury), Marc Albrighton and Luke Young.


Starting XI Average Age
| 29.47 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.44 |

Youngest Player |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 24.17 |



Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Carlo Ancelotti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |


GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Ashley Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Paulo Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Michael Essien | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ramires | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M John Mikel Obi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Gaรซl Kakuta | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Florent Malouda | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |


๐Ÿ” CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | for CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 13โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 84โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | RB Paulo Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | (RB Boswinga | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | M Ramires | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Josh McEachran | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Gaรซl Kakuta | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | (LB Yuri Zhirkov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |


GK Ross Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jeffrey Bruma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Jacob Mellis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Fabio Borini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |


1st XI: ยฃ76.77m
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: 0/11

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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 4/18



Team Cost: ยฃ189.91m

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 : 2/11

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



Injury | 6 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

Out on Loan | 1 |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester


Not Reported

Player Positions:


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


Match Symbols:


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game




Possession F | 47%
Possession A | 53%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 11


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โ€œThe only thing missing from a good game was goals. It was football played at a great pace between two good sides.

โ€œWe had the better chances in the first half, but we were under the cosh in the second half before coming back at the end.

โ€œWe had to make late changes, but I want to pay homage to the players who filled in and the way they responded. They showed great attitude and a great spirit.โ€

Gรฉrard Houllier.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 16 October 2010

*A below-par Chelsea edged into a five-point lead at the top of the table after being held by dogged Aston Villa.*

The hosts started brightly as Stephen Ireland screwed an effort wide and Petr Cech tipped John Carewโ€™s shot around the post within the first five minutes.

The Blues improved after the break and Branislav Ivanovic and Nicolas Anelka both headed against the woodwork.

Ciaran Clark also hit the post for Villa while Nigel Reo-Coker spurned a great chance to win it at the death.

A win would have seen Chelsea pull seven points clear at the Premier League summit following Manchester Unitedโ€™s surprise draw with West Brom earlier in the day, but they will be pleased with a hard-earned point at a ground where they have only won once in the last 12 seasons.

They came up against a mature and determined Villa side in Gerard Houllierโ€™s first home league match as manager - and the hosts had two excellent early chances to take the lead as Chelsea began in alarmingly sloppy fashion.

First, Stewart Downing raced clear on the counter-attack after Florent Malouda was dispossessed and fed Ireland in the middle, but the Irishman sent his effort just wide.

Moments later, Chelsea again gave the ball away cheaply and Carew found himself through on goal but Cech did well to divert the strikerโ€™s side-footed effort just past the post.

With Didier Drogba joining Frank Lampard on the sidelines, it was the first time in 11 months Chelsea had been without the pair in a league match - and it showed.

The Blues enjoyed plenty of possession as the game settled down from its frantic opening but they created little to trouble Villaโ€™s diligent defence.

It took the visitors 33 minutes to register a shot on target and even that was a regulation save for Brad Friedel from Michael Essienโ€™s tame 20-yard effort.

Villa looked far more dangerous and they again went close to an opener when Ireland found space on the edge of the box and hit a fierce goal-bound strike that was heroically blocked by Ivanovic.

Somewhat inevitably, Chelsea emerged for the second half looking far sharper and Maloudaโ€™s powerful strike at Friedel on 47 minutes was better than anything the Blues mustered before the break.

As the league leaders began to pin Villa back, Anelka created their first real opportunity of the match when he cut inside and forced a good stop from Friedel from 10 yards.

The last time these sides met in the league back in March, Chelsea thumped the Villans 7-1. But it soon became clear that a solitary goal was likely to be enough to decide this encounter as the contest became increasingly scrappy.

In the closing stages, both sides very nearly grabbed that decisive strike from a set-piece.

First, Ivanovic powered a header against the post after Malouda whipped in a corner. Then, Ashley Youngโ€™s free-kick was flicked on to the post by Clark.

The Blues went even closer to notching a winner as injury time approached when Ashley Cole provided an inch-perfect cross for Anelka but the Frenchman contrived to head into the ground and onto the bar.

And there was still time for one last moment of drama when Villa midfielder Reo-Coker won the ball in Chelseaโ€™s half and found himself one-on-one with Cech, only to send a dinked effort inches wide of the post.

*Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier:*

โ€œThe only thing missing from a good game was goals. It was football played at a great pace between two good sides.

โ€œWe had the better chances in the first half, but we were under the cosh in the second half before coming back at the end.

โ€œWe had to make late changes, but I want to pay homage to the players who filled in and the way they responded. They showed great attitude and a great spirit.โ€

*Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti:*

โ€œWe didnโ€™t start so well and gave Villa a couple of good chances, but in the second half we played very well.

โ€œWe did everything to try and score. The way we played in the second half we deserved to win, but Villa did well in the first half, so a draw is fair.

โ€œI am not disappointed about failing to go seven points clear. We knew this would be a difficult game. Last year we lost here. This is a good result at this stage of the season, and to be five points clear is good.โ€

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