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Game #5248

Aston Villa

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Won

10th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 40,084

Chelsea

Villa Park

Villa secure back to back League victories for the first time since September as they shock Chelsea - and just about everybody present - to defeat the title challengers.

Aston Villa

1-0

Chelsea

Assist(s) | Marc Albrighton | 82โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Villa celebrate the Fabian Delph's winner that beat Chelsea but also secured a critically needed second successive win after another torrid campaign under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 15 March 2014.

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

๐ŸŸจ | 5โ€™ Booking, Nathan Baker
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Joe Bennett
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea
๐ŸŸจ | 67โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
๐ŸŸฅ | 68โ€™ Sending off, (Chelsea), Willian
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐ŸŸจ | 77โ€™ Booking, Ron Vlaar
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Joe Bennett, Sub on, Ciaran Clark
โšฝ | 82โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Fabian Delph, Assist by Marc Albrighton
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+4 Sending off, (Chelsea), Ramires
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa win successive League games for only the second time this season and win consecutive home matches for the first time under Lambert.

Villaโ€™s victory courtesy of a sensational Fabian Delph back heel in a controversial match delivers Villaโ€™s ninth win in twenty nine Premier League games and their fifth home League win in fifteen.

As a result Villa rose to tenth place in the table, nine points clear of third from bottom Sunderland with nine to play.

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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #78 |
Saturday, 15 March 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 78 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 26 ๐ŸŸจ | 18 ๐ŸŸฅ 34 | 1.23

Career Form:

Mid Table

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 11 Feb 14, Villa 0-0 Cardiff (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Peter Bankes, Dave Bryan

Cards:

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chris Foy

TEAM NEWS

Joe Bennett replaces Ryan Bertrand (loan terms).

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.35 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 29.53 |

Youngest Player |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 22.58 |

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 |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

Chelsea

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡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 Cรฉsar Azpilicueta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ramires | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Oscar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nemanja Matiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Willian | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
W Eden Hazard | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Fernando Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Oscar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (W Andrรฉ Schรผrrle | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Fernando Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CF Demba Ba | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Grant Holt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Schwarzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Tomรกลก Kalas | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Obi Mikel | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Mohamed Salah | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ29.66m
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: 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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ250.83m

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

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 : 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 6 |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Fulham
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Notts County
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Coventry
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Bolton

UNAVAILABLE

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

โ€‹

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 | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 9

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe have seen some big moments here over the past two years, but that is probably the best.

โ€œThe team performance was outstanding.โ€

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 15 March 2014.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 15 March 2014

*Chelseaโ€™s title bid suffered a major blow with a defeat by Aston Villa in which two Blues players and manager Jose Mourinho were sent off.*

The league leaders, who had a first-half goal ruled out for handball, were reduced to 10 men when Willian was shown a second yellow card.

And Villa made the extra man count as Fabian Delph finished Marc Albrightonโ€™s low cross with a superb back-heel.

Ramires and Mourinho were then both ordered off in a bad-tempered finale.

The Bluesโ€™ boss was sent to the stands for protesting during the melee that followed a two-footed lunge by Ramires on Karim El Ahmadi.

The defeat means Chelseaโ€™s Premier League lead over Manchester City is now six points. City, who had beaten Hull 2-0 earlier in the day despite captain Vincent Kompanyโ€™s early red card, have three games in hand.

Mourinho has repeatedly played down his teamโ€™s title chances and, on this evidence, he may be justified after a lacklustre performance that raised serious questions about their ability to stay on top of the pile.

The Blues created few chances in either half, with striker Fernando Torres anonymous up front and Brazilians Oscar and Willian lacking spark.

Villa, meanwhile, were good value for a victory which moved them up to 10th in the table, and could have won by a greater margin had Delphโ€™s late effort not deflected off Gary Cahill and onto the crossbar.

Chelsea reprised their habit of starting slowly, failing to score in the first half for their fourth successive Premier League game.

A soporific opening period only came alive in the closing stages when Villa striker Christian Benteke flashed a low volley from outside the box narrowly past a post, before Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic was denied what would have been his first goal for the Blues.

The Serbian was unmarked at the far post as John Terry flicked on Willianโ€™s corner, but the ball bobbled off his thigh and onto his arm before he bundled it past Brad Guzan.

Chelsea began the second period on the offensive and were almost rewarded when Eden Hazardโ€™s cut-back deflected towards goal off El Ahmadi, requiring Guzan to claw clear.

With chances few and far between, Chelsea were looking to their more creative players to unlock the door but, when Oscar found space in the area, he could only side-foot tamely at Guzan.

Villa remained a threat on the break and almost took the lead through Benteke. After exchanging passes with Andreas Weimann, however, the Belgium international stroked his effort inches wide.

Midway through the half, Chelsea were reduced to 10 men when Willian - who had earlier been booked for upending El Ahmadi - was shown a second yellow card for tripping Delph as he scampered towards goal.

Then, with eight minutes remaining, Villa made their numerical advantage tell as the ball was swept across the pitch to substitute Albrighton, whose low cut-back was back-heeled outrageously into the far corner by Delph.

Deep into stoppage-time, Chelseaโ€™s frustrations boiled over as Ramires jumped into an ugly challenge with El Ahmadi and was immediately shown a red card by Chris Foy.

Mourinho was then sent to the stands as he tried to enter the field to talk to Foy, compounding a miserable evening for the Blues.