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Game #5284

Aston Villa

Saturday, 7 February 2015


16th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 35,969


Villa Park

Villa score for the first time in seven League games under Paul Lambert but lose for the fourth consecutive game as the dreadful fare served up becomes laughable were it not so serious as an impotent boardroom does nothing to halt the slide.

Aston Villa



Assist(s) | Carles Gil | 48โ€™ |


Jores Okore runs away in celebration after Villa score their first League goal in 659 minutes under Paul Lambert but fall to a fourth successive defeat, Saturday, 7 February 2015.




Saturday, 7 February 2015

๐ŸŸจ | 5โ€™ Booking, Tom Cleverley
๐Ÿฅ… | 8โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Eden Hazard
๐ŸŸจ | 44โ€™ Booking, Ashley Westwood
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea
โšฝ | 48โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Jores Okore, Assist by Carles Gil
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Jores Okore for excessive celebration
๐Ÿฅ… | 66โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Chelsea), Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Tom Cleverley, Sub on, Scott Sinclair
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Joe Cole
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea


Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa score for the first time in seven Premier League games but lose their twelfth game in twenty four.

Since the start of 2013-14 Paul Lambert had led Villa to thirty two defeats in sixty two League matches.

Without a win in nine League games Paul Lambert recorded the second lowest goals total ever in a top flight season after 24 games (12), only eclipsed by the eleven scored by Leicester City in 1977-78.

The defeat to Chelsea represented Paul Lambertโ€™s 100th league match in charge during which time he had lost 49, won 25 and scored 98.

Of his total of 114 games in charge, Lambert had lost 55.

Lambertโ€™s Villa had secured 12 points from a possible 60 across the last twenty matches. Meanwhile, Lambert spoke absolute nonsense in his post match interview as his reality bending narrative once again came to the fore.

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


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



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


Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #27 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #114 |
Saturday, 7 February 2015


Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ


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


๐Ÿ•’ 114 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 34 ๐ŸŸจ | 26 ๐ŸŸฅ 54 | 1.12

Career Form:

Bottom 8

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


Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 2 Nov 14, Villa 1-2 Tottenham (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Michael Salisbury



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Neil Swarbrick


Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ashley Westwood and Aly Cissokho replace Carlos Sรกnchez, Kieran Richardson and Christian Benteke.


Starting XI Average Age
| 25.97 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.43 |

Youngest Player |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 22.22 |



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

Josรฉ Mourinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |


GK Thibaut Coutois | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 |
M Ramires | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Oscar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nemanja Matiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Willian | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Eden Hazard | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Didier Drogba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 80โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Oscar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M John Mikel Obi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Willian | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (W Juan Cuadrado | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Didier Drogba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (CF Loรฏc Rรฉmy | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)


GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |


GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Nathan Akรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Kurt Zouma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Ruben Loftus-Cheek | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI: ยฃ33.93m
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

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



Team Cost: ยฃ224.87m

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 : 3/18



Injury | 3 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 9 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kayseri Erciyesspor
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Celtic
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Derby
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Wigan
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Spezia Calcio


Not Recorded

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 | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 7


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โ€œMixed emotions because I thought we were excellent โ€“ we looked really good and I thought we undeservedly lost the game.

โ€œI thought [the goal] was no more than we deserved because in the first half we were finishing stronger as well.

โ€œThe second half we started really well, and Carles does fantastically on the by-line and itโ€™s a really good goal.

โ€œI thought at that moment we looked as if we were the team that was going to go on and win.

โ€œWeโ€™ve been creating chances โ€“ itโ€™s not as if we havenโ€™t been creating chances, weโ€™ve just not been taking them.

โ€œToday, thankfully, it went in and hopefully that will kick us on. The football clubโ€™s got no doubt that weโ€™ve got games coming up where if we play like that weโ€™ll win more often than not.โ€

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 7 February 2015.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 7 February 2015

*Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points after seeing off an Aston Villa team who finally ended their Premier League goal drought after 11 hours.*

With nearest rivals Manchester City held at home by Hull, Branislav Ivanovicโ€™s winner secured a vital victory for the leaders.

Villa, who had not scored in the league since 20 December, responded well after falling behind to Eden Hazardโ€™s early goal and levelled through Jores Okoreโ€™s header at the start of the second half.

But Ivanovic restored the Bluesโ€™ advantage after 66 minutes and they went on to secure Jose Mourinhoโ€™s first win at Villa Park at the sixth attempt.

The spirit Villa showed in defeat will be scant consolation for Paul Lambertโ€™s struggling side, whose winless run now stands at nine league games, but it appeared they were heading for a far worse defeat when Hazard opened the scoring after eight minutes.

That goal was scored far too easily from Villaโ€™s point of view, with their defence being carved apart as Oscar escaped down the right and fed Willian, who found Hazard running into the area to slot home.

Villaโ€™s main tactic in Lambertโ€™s 100th league game in charge seemed to be to fire a succession of crosses into the box, despite that fact their out-of-form target man Christian Benteke was dropped to the bench and Gabriel Agbonlahor did not offer much of an aerial threat in his place.

Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois gave them hope when he flapped at a couple of deliveries but Chelsea remained comfortable and even created further chances to extend their lead.

That all changed after half-time, when Villa finally found a way to hurt Mourinhoโ€™s men.

Carles Gil had already shown some neat touches before slipping past Oscar on the by-line and lifting in a perfect pass for Okore to power home a downward header.

The goal brought wild celebrations from Villaโ€™s players and fans - with Okore booked for running into a crowd, who had not seen a league goal from their side since 20 December.

Ironic chants of โ€œwe score when we wantโ€ followed from the home supporters and with Chelsea pegged back in their own half, for a few minutes it least, it appeared more might follow.

Not for the first time this season, the Blues found themselves in a battle, but they responded in perfect fashion.

Mourinhoโ€™s men held firm at the back and began to build their own spell of pressure. Willian sent two shots skidding narrowly wide but the waves of Chelsea attacks were becoming relentless.

Villa cracked after 66 minutes, when they failed to deal with Cesar Azpilicuetaโ€™s run and cross into the area.

The ball broke for Ivanovic on the edge of the box, who fizzed an unstoppable first-time shot into the top corner.