Chelsea 2 - 1 Aston Villa

Match info: Premier League at Stamford Bridge

Date: 21/08/2013 KO: 19:45 Ref: K Friend Att: 41,527

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Antonio Luna 7 (og)
Branislav Ivanovic 73


A Villa

Christian Benteke 45+3

FT (ht: 1-1)


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  • Probably the right result overall but Villa will rue a couple of really good chances.. Chelsea had some great possession but couldn't really create too much and still look in need of a front man to make the most of their midfield creativity

  • They could've been out of sight in the first half but Villa held their own in the second after the equaliser and should've had a penalty at the end.

  • And Chelsea hang on for the three points

  • Chelsea break from an unsuccessful Villa corner but it breaks down - looking at the repla Villa should've had a penalty for that handball - John Terry's hand was high and he made contact with the ball

  • Delph vall in and Villa claim handball - nothing given - Paul Lambert is going mad

  • Villa attack falls flat to huge cheers from the Shed end but its nervy here for Chelsea

  • but thats poor from Lowton who passes it straight out for a goal kick... but we have 5 minutes added time here

  • Can Villa fashion one more chance or was that the opportunity - they have a free kick -- Delph plays it in but its cleared - Villa still have it

  • Almost an equaliser for Villa - ball in won by Benteke falls to Weimann but Cech makes a fine save - that was so close

  • Chelsea trying to just knock it about in midfield - eventually the long ball is played towards Schurrle but he can't control it

  • van Ginkel replaces Oscar for Chelsea as they look to see this out

  • El Ahmadi is replaced by Alex Tonev

  • Hazard plays it to schurrle who looks to get away, he eventually plays it across to Ivanovic but his shot is blocked

  • Hazard to Schurrle... back to Hazard, to Oscar - very intricate - falls to Lukaku - but he puts it intot he side netting

  • Ivanovic has clashed with Benteke again - the Referee is giving him a final warning... Benteke is booked for his part

  • The ball in by lampard is headed in by Ivanovic - but Villa will argue he's lucky to be on the pitch - was a great ball in by Lampard howver, laid on a plate

  • GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-1 CHELSEA

  • Westwood booked

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