Villa continue impressive run with win at Chelsea

2 months ago 27
Ben Chilwell pushes Ashley YoungChelsea had 25 shots with eight on target while Villa managed five attempts, two on target

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery masterminded another victory away from home with a composed display against Chelsea to increase pressure on Blues boss Graham Potter.

Ollie Watkins opened the scoring from a Marc Cucurella blunder at Stamford Bridge, latching on to the Chelsea defender's backwards header to poke home, before John McGinn's second-half rocket put the game out of reach for the home side.

It was a familiar tale for Chelsea, who squandered chance after chance as Villa exploited their weakness on the counter-attack.

It is the Villans fifth win on the road since Emery took over in October and means they have now picked up 16 points away from home, a tally equalled only by Manchester City in that time.

All 10 of Chelsea's victories this season have come against bottom-half opposition but this loss means they drop into 11th themselves while Villa move up to ninth, one point off Liverpool in eighth.

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Squad number1Player nameArrizabalaga

Squad number24Player nameJames

Squad number26Player nameKoulibaly

Squad number32Player nameCucurella

Squad number12Player nameLoftus-Cheek

Squad number5Player nameFernández

Squad number8Player nameKovacic

Squad number21Player nameChilwell

Squad number29Player nameHavertz

Squad number15Player nameMudryk

Squad number11Player nameJoão Félix

Squad number7Player nameKanté

Squad number10Player namePulisic

Squad number23Player nameGallagher

Squad number31Player nameMadueke

Aston Villa

Squad number1Player nameE Martínez

Squad number18Player nameYoung

Squad number4Player nameKonsa

Squad number5Player nameMings

Squad number15Player nameÁlex Moreno

Squad number7Player nameMcGinn

Squad number44Player nameKamara

Squad number6Player nameDouglas Luiz

Squad number41Player nameJ Ramsey

Squad number10Player nameBuendía

Squad number11Player nameWatkins

Squad number16Player nameChambers

Squad number27Player nameDigne

Squad number31Player nameBailey

Squad number32Player nameDendoncker



Formation 3-4-2-1

1Arrizabalaga24James26Koulibaly32CucurellaSubstituted forPulisicat 80'minutes12Loftus-CheekSubstituted forKantéat 57'minutes5FernándezBooked at 68mins8KovacicBooked at 39minsSubstituted forGallagherat 80'minutes21ChilwellBooked at 54mins29Havertz15MudrykSubstituted forMaduekeat 57'minutes11João Félix



Aston Villa

Formation 4-4-2

1E Martínez18Young4Konsa5Mings15Moreno LoperaSubstituted forDigneat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins7McGinn44KamaraBooked at 4minsSubstituted forChambersat 45'minutesBooked at 84mins6Douglas LuizSubstituted forDendonckerat 87'minutes41J Ramsey10BuendíaSubstituted forBaileyat 76'minutes11Watkins


3Santos Silva9Traoré16Chambers22Durán27Digne31Bailey32Dendoncker38Sinisalo64Wright

Referee:Andy Madley


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Match ends, Chelsea 0, Aston Villa 2.

Second Half ends, Chelsea 0, Aston Villa 2.

Attempt missed. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Leon Bailey (Aston Villa).

Lucas Digne (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Noni Madueke (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lucas Digne (Aston Villa).

Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John McGinn (Aston Villa).

Offside, Chelsea. N'Golo Kanté tries a through ball, but Ben Chilwell is caught offside.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Emiliano Martínez.

Attempt saved. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Enzo Fernández.

Substitution, Aston Villa. Lucas Digne replaces Álex Moreno.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Noni Madueke.

Substitution, Aston Villa. Leander Dendoncker replaces Douglas Luiz.

Calum Chambers (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

Reece James (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa).

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.

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