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Game #5704

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 7 February 2024


4th Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FA Cup

Attendance: 40,013


Villa Park

Oops! Never mind, there's always next year.

Aston Villa



Assist(s): Jacob Ramsey | 90โ€™+1 |


Whoever gave Chelsea their pre-match meal, totally unrecognisable from the shower they have been all season, typical.




Wednesday, 7 February 2024

๐Ÿฅ… | 11โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Conor Gallagher
๐Ÿฅ… | 21โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Chelsea), Nicolas Jackson
๐ŸŸจ | 38โ€™ Booking, Diego Carlos for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+2 HT Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea
๐Ÿฅ… | 54โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Chelsea), Enzo Fernรกndez
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Youri Tielemans, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Moussa Diaby
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Boubacar Kamara, Sub on, Tim Iroegbunam
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
โšฝ | 90โ€™+1 Goal, 1-3, Moussa Diaby, Assist by Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+5 HT Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea


Villa make it 67 seasons without winning the FA Cup.

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


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



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


Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #35 |
Manager Game | #62 |
Wednesday, 7 February 2024
Attendance | 40,013 |


Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Thomas Bramall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2018-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |


๐Ÿ•’ 62 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 36 ๐ŸŸจ | 10 ๐ŸŸฅ 16 | 1.90

Career Form:

Top 4

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |


Referee: Thomas Bramall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2018-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 3 December 2023, Villa 2-2 Bournemouth, Vitality Stadium ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ





๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Thomas Bramall


Morgan Rogers misses out due to being cup-tied as Ezri Konsa misses his first game of the season through injury.


Squad Average Age: 26.90
Starting XI Average Age: 28.07
Subs Average Age:
Bench Average Age: 25.29

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.45 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.22 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.54 |
Youngest Squad Player: GK James Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.19 |

Oldest Substitute:
Youngest Substitute:



Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Mauricio Pochettino | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Djordje Petrovic | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Malo Gusto | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Axel Disasi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Benoรฎt Badiashile | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Ben Chilwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Conor Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Moisรฉs Caicedo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
M Enzo Fernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Cole Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Noni Madueke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Nicolas Jackson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 87โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 88โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | W Raheem Sterling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Noni Madueke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Thiago Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Cole Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Alfie Gilchrist | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Benoรฎt Badiashile | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 87โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Christopher Nkunku | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Nicolas Jackson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 87โ€™ |


GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
GK James Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |


GK Marcus Bettinelli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Lucas Bergstrรถm | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Ishรฉ Samuels-Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Mykhaylo Mudryk | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ146.64m
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: ยฃ47.66m
Team Cost: ยฃ194.30m
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: 2/15

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ226.50m
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 : 8/20
Homegrown: 3/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ380.46m
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 : 16/35
Homegrown: 9/35


GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |
GK James Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.59m |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
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 Tim Iroegbunam | 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 |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.60m |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ466.86m
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: 1/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ106.58m
Team Cost: ยฃ573.44m
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 : 6/15
Homegrown: 2/15

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ655.64m
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 : 9/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ1,141.54m
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 : 17/46
Homegrown: 9/46


GK Djordje Petrovic | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ13.73m |
GK Marcus Bettinelli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Lucas Bergstrรถm | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

CB Axel Disasi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ38.72m |
CB Benoรฎt Badiashile | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ33.50m |
CB Alfie Gilchrist | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Thiago Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

RB Ben Chilwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ45.18m |
RB Malo Gusto | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ26.00m |
LB Ishรฉ Samuels-Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.00m |

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 Carney Chukwuemeka (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ16.20m |
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 |
W Noni Madueke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.00m |

F Christopher Nkunku | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ56.00m |
CF Nicolas Jackson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ32.00m |


Injury | 5 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thigh
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | Hamstring
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Knee

Cup Tied | 1 |
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

International Duty | 1 |
GK Joe Gauci | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

Out On Loan | 7 |
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 Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Napoli
CB Josh Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn
M Tommi O'Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn


Injury | 8 |
CB Wesley Fofana | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Reece James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Marc Cucurella | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Romรฉo Lavia | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
GK Robert Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Lesley Ugochukwu | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Trevoh Chalobah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Levi Colwill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 11 |
GK Kepa Arrizabalaga | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
GK Gabriel Slonina | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Lewis Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ian Maatsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
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 |
CF Armando Broja | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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 | 49%โ€จ
Possession A | 51%โ€จ

Shots F | 15
Shots A | 15

Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 8

Corners F | 7
Corners A | 6

Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 15


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"We were successful for a long time in Villa Park and we want to continue to do that.

"We are going to adapt today for Chelsea. They press very well. They lost their last two matches and I think they have a very good coach and very good players.

"I think it is going to be a very tough match.

"I expect a good Chelsea.

We drew there but we struggled in the first half a lot. They were better than us. In the second half we imposed our idea and our game plan. We had chances to score and win but we didnโ€™t deserve to win. I expect the best Chelsea because they got to the final in the Carabao Cup.

"This competition is very important because they are not in Europe. They have a good coach and they are improving a lot, they lost to Liverpool, but it can happen. Wolves played very well and beat them. My expectation is that they give their best performance.

"If you get in the next round, of course it's an opportunity.

โ€œBut if you lose the semi-final โ€“ you lose everything. [To go out in] the third round or the semi-final is the same. You are not getting a trophy.

"Before here as well we have some bonus because we are getting the ten, nine, eight positions. I donโ€™t like. I want something. A trophy, playing in Europe. I need to feel something. FA Cup is a way yes, but only one team wins at the end. It is difficult. But we are going to face tomorrow focusing only this match.

"This is a reason the Premier League is most important. You are being consistent, you get a top position and maybe you can play in Europe. I [want to be] getting something โ€“ a trophy or to play Europe. Only one team is going to win the FA Cup and it's difficult.

"We have to be strong at home with our supporters. We have to impose well on the pitch, and with the atmosphere around the stadium.

"We have to focus. I donโ€™t know where is the opportunity but you have to try and get opportunities and in the Premier League, it is 38 matches. 38 matches. 38 matches!

"You can make a mistake and you can react. In the FA Cup, it is the same, but it is only one opportunity. Itโ€™s tomorrow. One or the other? No, I prefer tomorrow. I prefer tomorrow.

"When we played Everton in the Carabao Cup it was the same. Only how we can manage the season. I have to try and manage the players and the moment and the competition when they are coming.

"We are in February and it is a great opportunity tomorrow. Very difficult, but great opportunity and it is only tomorrow. Then, after the match we can be happy or not. Then, we are going to face another competition.

"But there is now way we have this mentality in our mind, trying to select. I told at the start of the season, and it is the same now, what is the first objective? Premier League.

"Why? Because in 38 matches you have to be consistent. At the end, it is through the competition you can achieve your first objective, playing in Europe. Then, we have another objective of trying to win a trophy.

"I donโ€™t know if it [tending to win after a defeat] is because we have improved our mentality. I am very demanding with it and hate to lose matches.

"I want the people to be angry when we are losing and working harder to recover again our win. We reacted very well last week, because our loss against Newcastle was very hard.

"It shows us that each match is very difficult, but it depends which team we have to respect more than normal. Newcastle showed they were better than us. Chelsea showed us that when we drew there, that they could be better than us.

"Tomorrow, they could against be better than us. We have to get our best performance and focus on the match, each one. Starting with me.

"Of course we can lose, but I donโ€™t want surprises on the pitch like last week against Newcastle. Of course they could win, but I told the players it was my mistake, maybe I wasnโ€™t 100 per cent like we were facing Newcastle last year when we won here. If we want to add another step ahead to increase our level, we have to do more than others."

Unai Emery, pre-match.

"The adaptation for some players is longer. Then we need to understand the adaptation, how each player can do it differently.

"Leon Bailey, he came from Germany and the first year he didnโ€™t play being consistent and he had some injuries. When I arrived here I tried to set him as a second striker and for him to take the best characteristics.

"He was still in the adaptation when I arrived here and the adaptation is everything. More or less, at the end, we can watch him on the pitch and this year he didnโ€™t start really being strong even and last year he was not consistent always. For example, the last two matches we played last season, key matches, he wasnโ€™t in the starting XI.

"He consistently in the starting XI and I spoke with him this year when we started pre-season about how we could improve different issues and things he wasnโ€™t showing us in a consistent way. His reaction was fantastic after the match we played against Newcastle and Liverpool.

"Against Liverpool he was on the bench and he came in after the minute 20 and I changed him in the minute 65 more or less. He went to the break with his national team and when he came back I was thinking every day of him about this change. It was not me trying to punish him or make him feel bad, it was tactically, but he can think it was a little bit hard for him for me to change him.

"I explained it to him. โ€˜No Leon, I want more. We need more of you. You have to be consistent and be consistent and focus more than you are doing because it is not enoughโ€™. His commitment has improved and his focus working every day harder has improved.

"His way here adding us his skills, scoring goals, assists, improves. We decided more or less one month ago to extend his contract. We had to be very demanding with the players and if they want to increase their level and their demands like the team is doing, then it has to change.

"We spoke to him, he is happy here, happy in Birmingham and Aston Villa. He is working progressively better. The idea is for him to extend the contract and we are close. I think he is going to sign."

Unai Emery on Leon Bailey.

"Firstly, congratulations to Chelsea, we competed well in both matches. We deserved to play a replay. We were excited and motivated and we started well, we didn't score but we were feeling good.

"When they were getting in our box we were not being strong and they were affecting us. They got into our box with some crosses and were clinical scoring goals.โ€จโ€จ"I was more or less feeling the difference was the clinical way for them. The second half plan was to be more strong. We lost more balls than normal.

"The reaction was fantastic after the third goal. We scored a little bit late and had no time to score the second goal. We have to accept and analyse the match. To beat them is not easy when you're not being clinical.

โ€œEach situation individually has circumstances. I decided to keep the same players until the minute I changed because they need confidence and they need minutes together. The subs made a good impact, Ramsey I wanted to keep him because he is getting some injuries and isnโ€™t 100 per cent playing.

"I decided to play him in the minutes he played. It's not relevant to the result, we could comeback with the players who were playing. I was thinking about the management of the players, thinking about not just the match today but the next matches.

โ€œWe lost more balls than normal. Sometimes the performance of the players can be better or worse, but I have to try to keep balance as well, giving them chances to recover even when they have not been performing good in the match. We are facing Chelsea and they are very good players. We have to assess, I know when we are facing Chelsea in the we are playing a contender in the competition and one to be in the top five position in the league.

โ€œWe are being consistent in our way and have to continue and build the team. There is still a lot of work to do. Against Chelsea we have to accept the defeat. We have to move on and on Sunday we have a very important game.

โ€œWe had an opportunity in the FA Cup. Itโ€™s not easy and we are trying to be consistent, to increase our level and be a contender in each competition. We are facing matches like tonight and have to understand we are in our process. Our process is try to be consistent and get some regularity in our way.

โ€œMy objective, we have to feel confidence and comfortable at home even when we are not getting a good result.โ€

Unai Emery post match.

"We competed and we started the first 15 minutes creating chances but we didn't score.โ€

Maybe it was the key moment. And then they created chances, were clinical, and they scored.

"In the second half we started trying to score one more, to push and create some chances. We did not do this very clear and they scored the third goal. After that are speed was very good and the mentality as well. Even when we were losing 3-0 we created chances. We have to accept it.

"Chelsea is a very good team, they can play like tonight and get these performances. Of course we are going to try again and focus on the Premier League. We are being consistent there. It is a new challenge, and going for the league as well, it is important to be a contender at the end of the season.

"It's not a surprise because Chelsea can perform like this. We competed, but not over 90 minutes, in some periods. We have to accept it and of course we have to try to analyse and improve things."

Unai Emery post match.