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Game #5678

Sunday, 24 September 2023

Attendance: 39,700

Won

Premier League

6th (+1)

Chelsea

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Stamford Bridge

Villa, although not at their fluent best, win against the idiotic spending Chelsea once again and climb to 6th in the table. Cue every excuse under the sun from the paltry Stamford Bridge crowd.

Chelsea

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s): None

KEY MAN

Boubacar Kamara, back to his dominating best

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 44โ€™ Booking, Lucas Digne for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+2 HT Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸฅ | 58โ€™ Sending Off, (Chelsea), Malo Gusto
โšฝ | 73โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub Off, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub Off, John McGinn, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub Off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Youri Tielemans
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub Off, Boubacar Kamara, Sub on, Leander Dendoncker
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+1 Sub Off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+1 Booking, Douglas Luiz for a bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, Emiliano Martรญnez for time-wasting
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+12 HT Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Douglas Luiz makes his 160th appearance for the club aged 25 after joining in July 2019, meanwhile, goalscorer Ollie Watkins chalks up his 125th appearance and 47th goal since joining a year later in September 2020.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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 Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup Winners: 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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #36 |
Sunday, 24 September 2023
Attendance | 39,700 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 30 Apr 23, Villa 0-1 United (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants:ย Darren Cann, Dan Robathan.ย 
Fourth official:ย Simon Hooper.
VAR:ย Andy Madley.
Assistant VAR:ย Nick Hopton.

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Jarred Gillett

TEAM NEWS

After the mini disaster in Poland, Unai Emery reverts to his PL first XI for the bell-weather trip to Stamford Bridge.

Villa have lost two of their three away games in the PL this season, each time heavily, as Newcastle and Liverpool put their best performances of the campaign in against Unai Emeryโ€™s men. Will a struggling Chelsea up their game and inflict a similar result or will today be the day that Villa bring their home form on the road?

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.77 |
Bench Average Age: | 25.70 |
Squad Average Age: | 26.29 |
Subs Average Age:
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.08 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 23.85 |
Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.17 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.01 |
Oldest Substitute:
Youngest Substitute:

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Mauricio Pochettino | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Chelsea

GK Robert Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Malo Gusto | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Axel Disasi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Thiago Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Levi Colwill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Conor Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moisรฉs Caicedo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Raheem Sterling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Enzo Fernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Mykhaylo Mudryk | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Nicolas Jackson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 90โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™+1 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Ben Chilwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for W Mykhaylo Mudryk | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Cole Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Enzo Fernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Lesley Ugochukwu | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Nicolas Jackson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Armando Broja | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Moisรฉs Caicedo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 79โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Djordje Petrovic | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
GK Lucas Bergstrรถm | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Marc Cucurella | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Ian Maatsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Deivid Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ193.58m
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 : 3/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ55.96m
Team Cost: ยฃ249.54m
Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ253.14m
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 : 6/20
Homegrown: 1/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ380.20m
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 : 13/33
Homegrown: 7/33

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ12.88m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ30.60m |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.28m |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.60m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ435.59m
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 : 3/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ108.56m
Team Cost: ยฃ544.15m
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 : 5/15
Homegrown: โญ•/15

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ630.41m
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 : 6/20
Homegrown: 3/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ1.137bn
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 : 11/39
Homegrown: 6/39

Listen, no-one will believe this in decades to come but Chelsea, 12th in the Premier League in 2022-23, boast a squad costing an utterly preposterous ยฃ1.137bn against a re-emerging Villa. Nothing really is left to be said of the so-called Financial Fair Play Rules that allow a club like Chelsea to circumvent them with such ease. Yet still Chelsea โ€˜fansโ€™ bemoan their โ€˜misfortuneโ€™ and feign ignorance as to their entirely financial elevation into the elite of English football.

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Robert Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ19.79m |
GK Djordje Petrovic | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ13.73m |
GK Lucas Bergstrรถm | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

LB Marc Cucurella | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ58.77m |
RB Ben Chilwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ45.18m |
RB Malo Gusto | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ26.00m |
LB Ian Maatsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ0.09m |

CB Axel Disasi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ38.72m |
CB Levi Colwill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Thiago Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

M Enzo Fernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ106.50m |
M Moisรฉs Caicedo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ยฃ100.00m |
M Cole Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ40.23m |
M Lesley Ugochukwu | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ23.15m |
M Conor Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Mykhaylo Mudryk | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ62.00m |
W Raheem Sterling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ50.58m |

CF Nicolas Jackson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ32.00m |
CF Deivid Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ13.67m |
CF Armando Broja | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Unknown
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Unknown
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Thigh
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Thigh

Out On Loan | 7 |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Nice
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Bristol Rovers
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 9 |
CB Wesley Fofana | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Christopher Nkunku | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Romรฉo Lavia | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Trevoh Chalobah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Reece James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Marcus Bettinelli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Benoรฎt Badiashile | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Noni Madueke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 9 |
GK Kepa Arrizabalaga | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
GK Gabriel Slonina | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Lewis Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andrey Santos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Hakim Ziyech | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
W ร‚ngelo | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Diego Moreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Romelu Lukaku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
CF David Datro Fofana | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 47%โ€จ
Possession A | 53%โ€จ

Shots F | 15โ€จ
Shots A | 10โ€จ

Shots on Target F | 7โ€จ
Shots on Target A | 4โ€จ

Corners F | 11โ€จ
Corners A | 5โ€จ

Fouls F | 11โ€จ
Fouls A | 9

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It is always nice to score and help the team to win. It had been a few games I hadn't scored. I knew the goals would come but I am delighted it has come in a game that helps the team and helps us get the three points.

"The defender did well to block the first shot but then it fell to me and I hit it quite cleanly. I was always feel good, but that first goal is tricky to get.

"We played against a top team in Poland the other day and then it was a quick turnaround. We showed our resilience, kept playing our game.

โ€œWe concede goals because we play such a high line it is risky

โ€œBut we've got an unbelievable goalkeeper who one versus one is so hard to score against.

"We have such a good squad. We have crucial players out with injuries that we cannot forget about. We just have to keep recovering and keep working hard."

Ollie Watkins.


โ€œWe are trying to separate this competition and to be competitive, progressing with the players. We were not competitive in the first two matches playing away against top seven teams like Newcastle and Liverpool. We didn't keep a clean sheet at Legia Warsaw and we were very concerned about the importance of today, keeping a clean sheet through a clean sheet.

"To be strong defensively too, keep possession when we need it. We needed the goalkeeper today, Emi Martinez played very well.ย We faced the match today trying to do different things.

"Ollie Watkinsโ€™ commitment every day is very high. Every day he wants to improve. He wants to work and to help the team. When he is scoring then we are happy for him because he always deserves to score. He is trying to get his objective and target through the team. First is to win and then it is to score. Today we won and he scored. Itโ€™s brilliant for the team.

"We needed from him the skill to build up with the goalkeeper and trying to combine with the midfielders. Of course, we are practising a lot, and sometimes it doesnโ€™t work well. We have to be consistent and focusing even when we are not doing well trying to be strong in the structure we want to create. We want to feel strong doing it.

โ€œHe works hard every day in practice with his teammates. His commitment to the club is amazing and really, we will need his goals like today. I think his first objective is to try to get his performance to the team, scoring as well helping us. This is the mentality we want.

โ€œOverall I think we are progressing. We changed some players, we had some difficult injuries to Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia. The most important is to create our style and idea as quick as possible with the new players we add as soon as possible.

"To get it every day, we must be consistent defensively and competitive like we were today. Strong at home playing really good and winning a lot of matches, but away we must try to get the same performances. To win here at Chelsea in 90 minutes everything that happened today was something normal.

"To win here is not easy. We could have lost as well. We were very competitive, we felt strong defensively, better than the last matches we played away. This is a step ahead today.

"We have to try to control it better. We are in construction and we have to create this mentality like we showed today. Try to be competitive in each match and face each competition with different players, or objective in each moment.

"Keep the same game plan we were doing and try to improve things because the first half I think we had a good balance. I think we needed more, offensively more, getting in the box more. Then, to keep the same, we were feeling strong, feeling good.

"I tried with the referees, with VAR, to be respectful. When they decided offside, not offside, red card, not red card, then I try to understand."

Unai Emery, post match.


โ€œIt was a little bit unlucky.

โ€œHow many chances did we have like Aston Villa? They shoot, we block, then they shoot and it touches the post and goes in. For us, how many one v one againstย Emiliano Martรญnez.

โ€œWe were a little bit unlucky but that happens.

ย โ€œBut it was unlucky because how many chances did they create? Not many. With 10 men we were forcing them to go back.

[Villa Shots 15 vs. Chelsea Shots 10]
[Villa Shots on Target 7 vs. Chelsea Shots on Target 4]

โ€œThat is unlucky. We need to be aware about what is going on but in some way we need to be calm because the team is creating, the team is alive, the team is fighting every single action.

โ€จMauricio Pochettino bends reality Chelsea style.โ€จ

โ€œIโ€™ve had very good goalkeepers, but really, I think with Emiliano Martinez, I think itโ€™s the best moment I can feel.

โ€œHe is a goalkeeper adapting to each tactic we are trying to build. He is being very, very focused trying to defend our back four. He is doing very well.

โ€œSometimes we needed him to save us and he did it, still being important building our idea and style, trying to be comfortable in the way we are trying to play. He is very important for us because like I told you I think itโ€™s very difficult to find a goalkeeper like him.โ€

Unai Emery on Emiliano Martinez.