Game #5637

2021-22

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Position:

3rd Round

EFL Cup

Chelsea

Stamford Bridge

Attendance: tbc

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Villa lose on penalties after another excellent Stamford Bridge showing.

Chelsea

1-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Cameron Archer | 64’ |

Assist(s) | Matty Cash | 64’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #5637

Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #7 |
Manager Game | #132 |
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Attendance | tbc |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Dean Smith |
Kick off | 7.45pm |
Referee | Graham Scott, Oxfordshire |
Half Time Score | 0-0 |
Full Time Result | Drew |
Full Time Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | WDLWD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Scott
Previous 5: 🟥 | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟥 | 🟩 |
Incidents: 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |
Assistants: Simon Long, Daniel Cook

MATCH INCIDENTS

Graham Scott

Villa

🟨 |

Chelsea

🟨 | 🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

1st XI Cost: £101.96m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £11.97m
Team Cost: £113.93m
Squad Cost: £113.93m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 11/18
Homegrown: 7/18

Starting XI Average Age: 26.51

Oldest Player: 36.23
W Ashley Young

Youngest Player: 19.80
CF Cameron Archer

TEAM NEWS

Dean Smith rests his entire first team line up bar Matty Cash and Axel Tuanzebe with Emiliano Martínez, Matt Targett, Tyrone Mings, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings, Leon Bailey and Jacob Ramsey all sitting out the third round tie.

Morgan Sanson makes his first appearance of the season as Emiliano Buendía makes his first start since returning from his controversial international duty.

Jed Steer comes into goal for the first time since conceding three to Chelsea earlier in the month whist Bertrand Traoré makes his first start of the season.

Anwar El Ghazi and Ashley Young start for the first time since August, as does Marvelous Nakamba although the latter has successive substitute appearances since that time.

Meanwhile, Kortney Hause and Cameron Archer are handed their first starts since the second round tie with Barrow in which Archer scored a hat-trick.

Dean Smith’s bench is the youngest seen since the record breaking FA Cup tie with Liverpool in 2020, at an average age of just 19.65.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |

W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 |
Ligament, 10 Apr - 11 Dec
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CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
Unknown, 14 Aug - 31 Oct
---
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 |
Quad, 22 Sep - 22 Oct
---

Out On Loan | 3 |

CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Club Brugge
26 Aug - Jan 22
---
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | Sheffield United
30 Aug - 31 May 22
---
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | Strasbourg
31 Aug - 30 Jun 22
---

Not Selected | 10 |

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Hayden Lindley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Sil Swinkels | 🇳🇱 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 32%
Possession A | 68%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 18
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 11

MANAGER

Dean Smith

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Craig Shakespeare
Assistant Manager: Aaron Danks
Sporting Director: Johan Lange
Technical Director: Jeremy Oliver

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |🦵🏼| 🔁 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | 🔁 |
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

🔁 | M Carney Chukwuemeka 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 for M Morgan Sanson | 42’ |
🔁 | W Jaden Philogene-Bidace 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 for Bertrand Traoré | 64’ |
🔁 | CB Ezri Konsa 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 for RB Matty Cash | 77’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 |
CB Lamare Bogarde | 🇳🇱 |
M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Caleb Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

THE OPPOSITION

Team:
GK Kepa Arrizabalaga | 🇪🇸 | £72.00m |
RB Reece James | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | Yth |
CB Malang Sarr | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | Free |
CB Trevor Chalobah | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth |
LB Ben Chilwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £45.18m |
M N’Golo Kanté | 🇫🇷 | £32.22m | (M Mason Mount 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth)
M Ruben Loftus-Cheek | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth |
M Saúl Ñíguez | 🇪🇸 | Loan | 🔁 (Ross Barkley (ex) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £15.12m)
M Hakin Ziyech | 🇲🇦 | £36.00m | (CF Romelu Lukaku 🇧🇪 | £103.50m)
W Callum Hudson-Odoi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth |
CF Timo Werner | 🇩🇪 | ⚽ | £47.70m |

Unused:
GK Marcus Bettinelli | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Emiliano Thiago Silva | 🇧🇷 | Free |
CB Xavier Mbuyamba | 🇳🇱 | Free |
M Kai Havertz | 🇩🇪 | £72.00m |

Manager: Thomas Tuchel | 🇩🇪 |
1st XI Cost: £233.10m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 5/11
Homegrown: 4/11
Subs Cost: £118.62m
Team Cost: £351.72m
Squad Cost: £423.72m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 8/18
Homegrown: 5/18
Average Age: 24.54

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Dean Smith’s Villa lose on penalties in the third round EFL Cup tie at Stamford Bridge after the game ended 1-1 at full time.

Cameron Archer scored his fourth goal for the club on his second start.

Bertrand Traoré made his 40th appearance for the club since joining in September 2020.

Cameron Archer celebrates his fourth goal in two starts as he hits the equaliser against Chelsea, Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

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MATCH TIMELINE

🔁 | 42’ Sub off, Morgan Sanson, Sub on, Carney Chukwuemeka
⏱️ | HT Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 54’ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Timo Werner
🔁 | 64’ Sub off, Bertrand Traoré, Sub on, Jaden Philogene-Bidace
⚽ | 64’ Goal, 1-1, Cameron Archer, Assist by Matty Cash
🔁 | 77’ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Ezri Konsa
🟨 | 86’ Booking, Ashley Young, Bad foul
⏱️ | FT Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa
FT Tie goes to penalties
1-0 Anwar El Ghazi, Scored
1-1 (Chelsea)
1-1 Ashley Young, Missed
1-2 (Chelsea)
1-2 Marvelous Nakamba, Missed
1-3 (Chelsea), Ross Barkley
2-3 Ezri Konsa, Scored
3-3 (Chelsea)
3-3 Emiliano Buendía, Scored
3-4 (Chelsea)
Chelsea win penalty shoot-out 4-3

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“We’re disappointed to go out. We came here with a gameplan and we picked a team that needed minutes.

“Chelsea’s superiority in terms of possession meant we had to hang in there at times in the second half.

“The overall performance and chances we created, the lads can be very, very pleased with.

“However, they’re disappointed in the changing room to go out.”

Villa assistant boss Craig Shakespeare.

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*The Guardian*
Wednesday, 22 September 2021

"In defeat it was still a night to remember for 19-year-old Cameron Archer, whose glorious header for Villa’s equaliser would grace the Greaves scrapbook, despite missing two far easier chances."

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The finishing was nothing like the standard of Jimmy Greaves, paid dutiful and deserved respect when hailed ahead of kick-off as the finest Chelsea striker of all.

Sometimes, though, mistakes and gaffes make for great entertainment. Especially so in the low-stakes early rounds of a competition managers use to experiment with the outer limits of their squads.

And the penalty shootout followed a similar pattern, with Ben Chilwell repeating the feat of England left-back predecessor Ashley Young in whacking his spot-kick off the crossbar.

Reece James walloped home the decisive kick after Chilwell’s miss briefly delayed the home fans’ celebrations – Marvelous Nakamba had also missed – and Chelsea will face Southampton in the next round.

In defeat it was still a night to remember for 19-year-old Cameron Archer, whose glorious header for Villa’s equaliser would grace the Greaves scrapbook, despite missing two far easier chances.

Archer scored a hat-trick in the previous round against Barrow and the quality of his goal suggested a young man unafraid to miss, a key part of a striker’s make-up.

Can the same be said for Timo Werner? The German speedster is popular with fans at Stamford Bridge but embraces anti-hero status for the quality of his finishing.

His speed of thought and movement causes trouble for opponents and he put paid to an 11-game Chelsea drought with his own header for the opener, nowhere near as spectacular as Archer’s but good enough to beat Villa’s keeper, Jed Steer, from James’s chipped cross. Unfortunately that was swiftly followed by a far easier chance, laid on a plate by Hakim Ziyech and yet stabbed wide when the angle had opened up.

Thomas Tuchel was happy enough with a forward now playing distinctly second fiddle to Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian thrown on in the latter stages to snatch a win, and whose main normal-time contribution was to claim a penalty for what was actually a fine tackle from Kortney Hause. Lukaku converted Chelsea’s first kick of the shootout coolly while Werner, rather pointedly, was not offered one of the first five kicks.

“We have brought him into a situation where he can score and this is what we want,” said Tuchel of Werner. “Then it’s on him to score and finish it. That’s why he’s here.”

Not that the two strikers were alone in missing the target. Mason Mount, whose half-time arrival energised a previously lethargic Chelsea, also poked wide a decent opportunity in Werner-esque fashion.

And for Villa, Jadon Philogene-Bidace, two months younger than Archer, dragged a shot straight at Kepa Arrizabalaga during the spell when the equaliser had previously confident Chelsea rocking on their heels. When under pressure, Chelsea’s defence often looked callow without organisers like Thiago Silva and César Azpilicueta. Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr were partnered at the centre of a four-man unit struggling for cohesion, and with Chilwell, making his first start since the Champions League final, struggling for confidence and form.

Archer, played through by Emi Buendía, might have scored in the ninth minute. At the close of the first half he could have had another, only for Kepa to save at his feet before Reece James cleared Anwar El Ghazi’s follow-up off the line.

They were the best chances of a first 45 minutes that led Tuchel to reverse the half-time change made at Tottenham on Sunday and swap Mount for an unusually quiet N’Golo Kanté.

Neither Tuchel’s nor Dean Smith’s initial selections suggested high priority for the Carabao Cup, and the game, often powering from end to end in the second half, was all the better for such haphazardness.

“It was a nice game to watch,” as Tuchel said. “This is also part of what we do: to have entertainment.”

It was a sentiment that Greaves would surely have approved of, even if the same cannot be said for the finishing of Werner et al.

The finishing was nothing like the standard of Jimmy Greaves, paid dutiful and deserved respect when hailed ahead of kick-off as the finest Chelsea striker of all.

Sometimes, though, mistakes and gaffes make for great entertainment. Especially so in the low-stakes early rounds of a competition managers use to experiment with the outer limits of their squads.

And the penalty shootout followed a similar pattern, with Ben Chilwell repeating the feat of England left-back predecessor Ashley Young in whacking his spot-kick off the crossbar.

Reece James walloped home the decisive kick after Chilwell’s miss briefly delayed the home fans’ celebrations – Marvelous Nakamba had also missed – and Chelsea will face Southampton in the next round.

In defeat it was still a night to remember for 19-year-old Cameron Archer, whose glorious header for Villa’s equaliser would grace the Greaves scrapbook, despite missing two far easier chances.

Archer scored a hat-trick in the previous round against Barrow and the quality of his goal suggested a young man unafraid to miss, a key part of a striker’s make-up.

Can the same be said for Timo Werner? The German speedster is popular with fans at Stamford Bridge but embraces anti-hero status for the quality of his finishing.

His speed of thought and movement causes trouble for opponents and he put paid to an 11-game Chelsea drought with his own header for the opener, nowhere near as spectacular as Archer’s but good enough to beat Villa’s keeper, Jed Steer, from James’s chipped cross. Unfortunately that was swiftly followed by a far easier chance, laid on a plate by Hakim Ziyech and yet stabbed wide when the angle had opened up.

Thomas Tuchel was happy enough with a forward now playing distinctly second fiddle to Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian thrown on in the latter stages to snatch a win, and whose main normal-time contribution was to claim a penalty for what was actually a fine tackle from Kortney Hause. Lukaku converted Chelsea’s first kick of the shootout coolly while Werner, rather pointedly, was not offered one of the first five kicks.

“We have brought him into a situation where he can score and this is what we want,” said Tuchel of Werner. “Then it’s on him to score and finish it. That’s why he’s here.”

Not that the two strikers were alone in missing the target. Mason Mount, whose half-time arrival energised a previously lethargic Chelsea, also poked wide a decent opportunity in Werner-esque fashion.

And for Villa, Jadon Philogene-Bidace, two months younger than Archer, dragged a shot straight at Kepa Arrizabalaga during the spell when the equaliser had previously confident Chelsea rocking on their heels. When under pressure, Chelsea’s defence often looked callow without organisers like Thiago Silva and César Azpilicueta. Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr were partnered at the centre of a four-man unit struggling for cohesion, and with Chilwell, making his first start since the Champions League final, struggling for confidence and form.

Archer, played through by Emi Buendía, might have scored in the ninth minute. At the close of the first half he could have had another, only for Kepa to save at his feet before Reece James cleared Anwar El Ghazi’s follow-up off the line.

They were the best chances of a first 45 minutes that led Tuchel to reverse the half-time change made at Tottenham on Sunday and swap Mount for an unusually quiet N’Golo Kanté.

Neither Tuchel’s nor Dean Smith’s initial selections suggested high priority for the Carabao Cup, and the game, often powering from end to end in the second half, was all the better for such haphazardness.

“It was a nice game to watch,” as Tuchel said. “This is also part of what we do: to have entertainment.”

It was a sentiment that Greaves would surely have approved of, even if the same cannot be said for the finishing of Werner et al.