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Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa: Match Report

José Mourinho said that he wanted to destroy his opponents ahead of Aston Villa’s visit to Stamford Bridge, but the Premier League once again showed why it is an extremely hard league to win matches. Chelsea had to fight hard in order to come away with a 2-1 win and three points against Aston Villa. …

Review Overview

Defence - 85%
Midfield - 78%
Attack - 65%

76%

Summary : A difficult and tough match, but happy with three points.

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José Mourinho said that he wanted to destroy his opponents ahead of Aston Villa’s visit to Stamford Bridge, but the Premier League once again showed why it is an extremely hard league to win matches. Chelsea had to fight hard in order to come away with a 2-1 win and three points against Aston Villa.

Mourinho surprised everyone by choosing Demba Ba up front over Fernando Torres, who was not even on the bench, and Romelu Lukaku. Juan Mata was also recalled to the team. It did not take long for Chelsea to open the scoring through a series of passes. Eden Hazard was put through on goal by Oscar, and the goalkeeper could only parry the shot from the Belgian onto his own defender Antonio Luna. Luna then diverted the ball into the net to give Chelsea the lead after just 6 min.

This fixture has been one of the highest scoring in the Premier League, and it looked like another drubbing was on the cards for Villa. Lambert’s men, though, continued their high pressing and defensive approach to the game. Chelsea’s momentum slipped away and Villa slowly came into the match, but they never looked like scoring until half-time approached.

Branislav Ivanovic Chelsea vs Aston Villa 2013

Christian Benteke’s first-time shot stunned Chelsea with a goal just seconds before the half-time whistle blew.

In the second half, there was more of Villa’s resilience and Chelsea found it difficult to break through. Clearly, a goal looked like coming to a set piece rather than from open play.

Frank Lampard once again demonstrated his importance to the team with a great freekick that was converted by Branislav Ivanovic’s bullet of a header. Chelsea had taken the lead with around 15 min remaining and they were not about to lose it this time around.

A resilient yet firm display saw Chelsea limit Villa to only a few chances in the latter stages. The final whistle confirmed Chelsea’s three points and 100% start to the season. It is Manchester United next, and Mourinho’s men got the best possible result ahead of this big match.

Team line-ups:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Mata (Mata 64), Oscar (Van Ginkel 83), Hazard; Ba (Lukaku 64)

Goals: Luna (OG) 7, Ivanovic 72

Aston Villa (4-3-3): Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar (c), Clark (Okore 42), Luna; El Ahmadi (Tonev 81), Westwood, Delph; Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor

Goals: Benteke 45+2

13 comments

  1. chelsea must work hard in their defence

  2. Never gonna b easy i’ve said it b4 Aston.villa is nt an easy side rembr dey do beat Arsenal at d Emirate bt tank God we came out wit a victory 2-1 d scores.

  3. Our next game is against utd which is on moday 9t we’ar hopin 2 gain victory 4rm old trafford 1-2 d score in favour of chelsea.

  4. Chelsea z indeed a great club bt they shudn’t relent.

  5. owolabi bamidele

    Chelsea is now becoming the giant of england

  6. Mou u need Luiz back in de defence 2 make it strong against Manu.

  7. I believ mou n his men wit d help of God can do it. It was a terrible match dat put most of d fans mind on high voltage. atlast, cfc claimed d 3 points. Wat’s next?????? I beliv it gonna b success!

  8. Jose… Well coach bt we rili need luiz @d defense to rescue all penetrations of our opponent and 2make chelsea play a foward game,and also 2make Oscar,mata and hazard play incredibly!

  9. Up bluzzzz. Keep it up against man u. May Almighty God help us in Jesus name Amennnnn!!!!.

    • hokaha ngom inyang

      I believe that chelsea is going to beat man u, it doesn’t matter hw the match against aston villa goes, what matter is hw chelsea is go to beat man u, because dis is the same aston villa that flogg man u last season at wen play their first match, an also beat arsenal this season wen playin their first match, then chelsea came across and beat them 2-1 so i hav no fear against man u chelsea coming on soon.

  10. Both manager & players are did great against very giant opponent man u, but there is something we need is incredible striker which will always do great infront, i wish u all good result ahead of matches.

  11. Whatz Up bluzzzzzz i luv what am seing mourinho good job…

  12. Whatz Up bluzzzz mourinho i luv what am seing keep it up…