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Game #5607

Aston Villa

Sunday, 26 December 2021

Lost

11th (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Chelsea

Attendance: 41,907

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-3

Chelsea

Assist(s) | None |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa take the lead but lose to a title challenging Chelsea side as Covid stricken Steven Gerrard is absent.

KEY MAN

Matt Targett celebrates Villa going ahead against Chelsea, Sunday, 26 December 2021

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 26 December 2021

โšฝ | 28โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Reece James
๐ŸŸจ | 33โ€™ Booking, Emiliano Martรญnez
๐Ÿฅ… | 34โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Chelsea, pen), Jorginho
โฑ๏ธ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea
๐Ÿฅ… | 56โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Chelsea), Romelu Lukaku
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Tyrone Mings, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Bertrand Traorรฉ
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Carney Chukwuemeka
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Morgan Sanson, Sub on, Anwar El Ghazi
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+2 Booking, Ezri Konsa
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+3 Goal, 1-3, (Chelsea, pen), Jorginho
โฑ๏ธ | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Douglas Luiz, 23, made his 90th appearance for Villa since joining the club in July 2019.

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†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2020-21

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Match | #18 |
Manager Game | #7 |
Sunday, 26 December 2021
Attendance | 41,907 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022 *Absent due to Covid-19*
Manager: Gary McAllister (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Motherwell, 2021
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 5.30pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 7 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 4 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 1.71

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Matches Officiated: 44
๐ŸŸฉ : 17
๐ŸŸจ : 9
๐ŸŸฅ : 18
๐Ÿ†˜ : 4
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 13 May 21, Villa 0-0 Everton (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis.
Fourth official: Michael Salisbury.
VAR: Stuart Attwell.
Assistant VAR: Dan Cook.

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CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Morgan Sanson and Danny Ings return after illness and injury respectively as Ashley Young and John McGinn are rules out with COVID-19. Bertrand Traorรฉ returns to the bench after long term injury alongside recent returnee Trรฉzรฉguet as the substitutes bench has a significantly more experienced look than in recent games with just two under 23 players represented in Carney Chukwuemeka and Tim Iroegbunam.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: 25.98
Oldest Player: F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.80 |
Youngest Player: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.59 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Thomas Tuchel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Chelsea

GK Edouard Mendy | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
LB Marcos Alonso | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Trevoh Chalobah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Thiago Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Antonio Rรผdiger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Reece James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nโ€™Golo Kantรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jorginho | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Mason Mount | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Callum Hudson-Odoi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Christian Pulisic | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | for F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Romelu Lukaku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | for CB Trevoh Chalobah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Andreas Christensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for CB Thiago Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 52โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Mateo Kovacic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Nโ€™Golo Kantรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 63โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Kepa Arrizabalaga | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Cรฉsar Azpilicueta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Malang Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Saรบl ร‘รญguez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ross Barkley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Hakim Ziyech | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ196.81m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ24.66m
Team Cost: ยฃ221.47m
Squad Cost: ยฃ225.01m
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 : 12/20
Homegrown: 4/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.49m |

RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.04m |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.70m |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ9.00m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |

F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ194.22m
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: 4/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ144.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ338.22m
Squad Cost: ยฃ469.26
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 : 5/20
Homegrown: 5/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Kepa Arrizabalaga | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ72.00m |
GK Edouard Mendy | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ21.06m |

RB Cรฉsar Azpilicueta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ7.92m |
RB Reece James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
LB Marcos Alonso | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

CB Antonio Rรผdiger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ31.50m |
CB Trevoh Chalobah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Andreas Christensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Youth |
CB Thiago Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
CB Malang Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

M Jorginho | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ51.30m |
M Mateo Kovacic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ40.50m |
M Hakim Ziyech | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ36.00m |
M Nโ€™Golo Kantรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ32.22m |
M Ross Barkley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ15.12m |
M Mason Mount | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Saรบl ร‘รญguez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

W Christian Pulisic | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ57.60m |
W Callum Hudson-Odoi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Romelu Lukaku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ103.50m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Thigh
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Knee
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Broken Toe
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Covid-19 Guidelines

Out On Loan | 3 |
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Club Brugge
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Sheffield United
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Strasbourg

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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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:

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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 | 42%
Possession A | 58%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œLooking at the result, I think it flatters Chelsea a bit. They have some very good players. Romelu Lukaku made a difference. I felt that we played some good football and we kept the ball away from our goal, but then they made the changes, and they came out on top. โ€œIn the phases of play I thought we were better in possession at times but the wrong decision was made with the final pass at times. We started the second half very slowly and we sunk a bit, and hence lost that goal to Lukakuโ€™s header. We tried to play with an intensity and make passes. โ€œWe know it is very important to get possession of the football against a quality side like Chelsea. We have played City, Liverpool and Chelsea in the last few weeks and had the chance to have a look at the elite teams and itโ€™s encouraging that we have competed very well. A bit of identity is starting to appear.โ€ Villa assistant manager Gary McAllister.

MATCH REPORT