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Game #5218

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Attendance: 41,527

Lost

Premier League

5th (-)

Chelsea

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Stamford Bridge

Villa lose a feisty affair as Paul Lambert's side can't repeat their capital trick of the opening day of the season.

Chelsea

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 45โ€™+3 |

KEY MAN

Matt Lowton pressurises Chelsea but Villa fall to a first defeat of the season under Paul Lambert despite another strong performance, Wednesday, 21 August 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 7โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Antonio Luna o.g.
๐Ÿ” | 43โ€™ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Jores Okore ๐ŸŸข
โšฝ | 45โ€™+3 Goal, 1-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Karim El Ahmadi
๐ŸŸจ | 72โ€™ Booking, Ashley Westwood
๐Ÿฅ… | 73โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Chelsea) , Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡
๐ŸŸจ | 76โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Karim El Ahmadi, Sub on, Aleksandar Tonev ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+7 Booking, Brad Guzan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa suffer their first reverse of the campaign as they come off second best in a game not without controversy. Meanwhile, centre back Jores Okore makes his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from FC Nordsjaelland for a fee of ยฃ4,230,000 in July 2013 as does winger Aleksandar Tonev, 21, following his move from Lech Poznan for ยฃ2,880,000 in the same month.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
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: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2012-13

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #48 |
Wednesday, 21 August 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Kevin Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 2003-2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kevin Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 2003-2022 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 4 May 13, Villa 2-1 Norwich (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Jake Collin

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ

Kevin Friend

TEAM NEWS

Ciaran Clark replaces Nathan Baker.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.05 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.97 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 22.06 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Josรฉ Mourinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Chelsea

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Ashley Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Cahill (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
M Ramires | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Juan Mata | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Oscar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Eden Hazard | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Demba Ba | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸข | for CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 43โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸข | for M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Juan Mata | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (W Andrรฉ Schรผrrle | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Oscar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Marco van Ginkel | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Demba Ba | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (CF Romelu Lukaku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Schwarzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Cรฉsar Azpilicueta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M John Obi Mikel | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Kevin De Bruyne | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ37.85m
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
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 : 7/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ202.86m

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 : 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
RB Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 3 |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 4 |
F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Shrewsbury
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Fulham
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackpool

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

CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 31%
Possession A | 69%
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 16
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"There were heated scenes on the touchline between managers Jose Mourinho and Paul Lambert, as the Villa boss argued Ivanovic should have received more than a booking for the incident with Benteke."

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 21 August 2013

*Branislav Ivanovic powered in a second-half header as Chelsea won a feisty game against Aston Villa.*

Chelsea went ahead after Eden Hazardโ€™s shot was unluckily pushed into his own goal by Antonio Luna, before Christian Benteke struck a precise equaliser.

Ivanovic was left unmarked to convert a Frank Lampard free-kick, but only after Villa felt the defender should have been sent off for an elbow on Benteke.

Villa had a late penalty appeal for a handball by John Terry turned down.

There were heated scenes on the touchline between managers Jose Mourinho and Paul Lambert, as the Villa boss argued Ivanovic should have received more than a booking for the incident with Benteke.

The Scot was then further infuriated by the failure to award the injury-time penalty.

Lambertโ€™s inexperienced side were beaten 8-0 by the hosts in December, with six survivors remaining in the Villa starting line-up from that crushing defeat.

The visitors have progressed steadily from that low point, however, with their improvement on display in last Saturdayโ€™s impressive 3-1 opening weekend victory at Arsenal.

Buoyed by Mourinhoโ€™s winning return as manager against Hull, there was an equally positive mood among a vocal home support at a balmy Stamford Bridge.

Hazard and Oscar combined to force the early breakthrough as the latterโ€™s perfectly weighted through-ball sent his colleague clear inside the penalty box.

The Belgianโ€™s curled effort was palmed away by the stretching Brad Guzan, but he could only force the ball into the chest of the helpless Luna from point-blank range.

Despite the early setback, Villa did not resemble the flaky team that conceded 69 top-flight goals last team, remaining compact as they fought to prevent a repeat of Chelseaโ€™s rampant first-half display against Hull.

Indeed, they could have levelled the game only for Andreas Weimann to make poor contact with Lunaโ€™s centre after he had intelligently peeled away from marker Ashley Cole.

Chelsea continued to dominate possession without ever threatening, and this lack of penetration was to be punished seconds before the half-time whistle.

Gabriel Agbonlahor burned off the sluggish Ivanovic out wide, with Benteke in position to expertly place an equaliser off Petr Cechโ€™s near post after he was given a yard of space by Chelsea captain Terry.

The Belgium internationalโ€™s effort was his 17th top-flight strike in 2013, putting him three goals ahead of second-placed Robin van Persie of Manchester United.

After the break Weimann forced an excellent stop from Cech after being picked out by Bentekeโ€™s delightful chipped pass before Agbonlahor curled narrowly over after a swift counter-attack.

Chelsea were stung into life by those chances, and went in front through Ivanovicโ€™s header minutes after he was booked for clashing with Benteke.

Buoyed by the youth and pace of substitutes Andre Schurrle and Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea - [who play Manchester United and Bayern Munich in their next games - remained on the front foot in the final stages.

But there was still time for referee Kevin Friend to turn away Villa shouts for a spot-kick at the death when Terry appeared to block Agbonlahorโ€™s header with his arm.