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Game report deserved victory

Chelsea with a deserved victory after a fine display

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Finished

That's it! The referee blows the final whistle

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Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 26%, Aston Villa: 74%.

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Yellow card player

Yellow card for Jack Grealish

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Foul serious

Reckless challenge there. Jack Grealish commits a rough foul on Marcos Alonso

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Trezeguet sends a direct free kick on target, but Kepa Arrizabalaga has it under control

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Yellow card emergency brake

After a tactical foul, N'Golo Kante sees no other way than stopping the counter and receives a yellow card.

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The referee signals a free kick as N'Golo Kante from Chelsea trips Jack Grealish

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Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

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Own half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

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The referee signals a free kick as Jota from Aston Villa trips Marcos Alonso

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Own half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field

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Opponent half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

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Injury time

The fourth official shows there are 5 minute(s) of time to be added

90'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 26%, Aston Villa: 74%.

90'

Willian is leaving the field to be replaced by Reece James in a tactical substitution.

90'

Foul pushing

Andreas Christensen is penalised for pushing Mbwana Samatta

89'

Foul

Tyrone Mings fouls Willian

89'

Cross clear

Tammy Abraham relieves the pressure with a clearance

89'

Corner cross left

Jack Grealish from Aston Villa swings in the corner from the left.

88'

Cesar Azpilicueta clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...

88'

Cross

Ezri Konsa puts in a cross...

88'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Chelsea

87'

How did he miss that? Jota has a wonderful chance to score but somehow manages to miss the target!

87'

Mbwana Samatta from Aston Villa heads the ball to a team mate.

87'

John McGinn is leaving the field to be replaced by Jota in a tactical substitution.

87'

The referee signals a free kick as Mason Mount from Chelsea trips Jack Grealish

86'

Blocked

A shot by Willian is blocked

86'

Marcos Alonso from Chelsea passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

86'

Blocked

A shot by Marcos Alonso is blocked

86'

Willian of Chelsea passes the ball to a team mate.

86'

Possession, dangerous attack

Chelsea is having a good opportunity to score.

85'

Blocked

A shot by Christian Pulisic is blocked

85'

Cross clear

Ezri Konsa relieves the pressure with a clearance

85'

Corner cross left

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the left.

85'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 24%, Aston Villa: 76%.

85'

Deflected

Christian Pulisic sees his shot deflected off target

85'

Corner cross left

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the left.

84'

Mason Mount from Chelsea directs the ball behind the defence, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

84'

Cross clear

Kortney Hause relieves the pressure with a clearance

84'

Corner cross left

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the left.

84'

It's a good hit from long range by Willian who forces a save from Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland. Corner kick.

83'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

83'

Header bad

Tammy Abraham from Chelsea heads the ball, but it's a terrible effort nowhere near the goal.

83'

Corner cross right

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the right.

82'

Ross Barkley from Chelsea tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.

82'

Cross clear

Marcos Alonso relieves the pressure with a clearance

82'

Cross freekick

Douglas Luiz crosses the ball into the box from the free kick

82'

The referee signals a free kick as N'Golo Kante from Chelsea trips Jack Grealish

81'

John McGinn from Aston Villa tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.

81'

Foul pushing

Antonio Ruediger is penalised for pushing Mbwana Samatta

80'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

80'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

80'

Olivier Giroud is leaving the field to be replaced by Tammy Abraham in a tactical substitution.

80'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 23%, Aston Villa: 77%.

79'

Cross clear

Antonio Ruediger relieves the pressure with a clearance

79'

Cross

Trezeguet puts in a cross...

78'

Possession, possession

Aston Villa is in control of the ball.

78'

Opponent half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

77'

Cross keeper catch

Safe hands from Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland as he comes out and claims the ball

77'

Corner cross left

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the left.

77'

Ross Barkley from Chelsea directs a ball squarely in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

77'

Possession, dangerous attack

Chelsea is having a good opportunity to score.

76'

Olivier Giroud from Chelsea passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

75'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 23%, Aston Villa: 77%.

75'

Own half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field

75'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

74'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

74'

Kortney Hause from Aston Villa tries to head the ball to a team mate, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

74'

Cross freekick

Jack Grealish crosses the ball into the box from the free kick

73'

The referee signals a free kick as Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea trips Jack Grealish

73'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

72'

Obstruction as Tyrone Mings cuts off the run of Olivier Giroud. A free-kick is awarded.

71'

Foul

Kortney Hause fouls Olivier Giroud

71'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Chelsea

71'

Play restarted

The game is restarted

70'

Anwar El-Ghazi is leaving the field to be replaced by Trezeguet in a tactical substitution.

70'

Conor Hourihane is leaving the field to be replaced by Marvelous Nakamba in a tactical substitution.

70'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 22%, Aston Villa: 78%.

69'

Play stopped pause

Water break. It's hot out there today and the game is paused so the players can take some liquids on-board.

68'

What a miss! Kortney Hause has a great opportunity to score, but sends his header wide of goal!

68'

Cross freekick

Conor Hourihane crosses the ball into the box from the free kick

67'

The referee signals a free kick as Willian from Chelsea trips Jack Grealish

67'

Opponent half left

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

67'

Jack Grealish from Aston Villa tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.

66'

Own half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

66'

Own half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field

66'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

65'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 20%, Aston Villa: 80%.

65'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

64'

Foul

N'Golo Kante fouls Jack Grealish

62'

Cesar Azpilicueta provided the assist for the goal.

62'

Normal goal deflected

GOAL! - Olivier Giroud from Chelsea scores after his effort is deflected past the goalkeeper.

62'

Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea passes the ball to a team mate.

62'

Mason Mount of Chelsea passes the ball to a team mate.

62'

Some neat football here as Mason Mount from Chelsea plays a 1-2 with Olivier Giroud.

62'

Possession, dangerous attack

Chelsea is having a good opportunity to score.

62'

Opponent half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

60'

Cesar Azpilicueta provided the assist for the goal.

60'

Normal Goal

G O O O A A A L - Christian Pulisic with the goal!

60'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

60'

Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

60'

Christian Pulisic from Chelsea passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

60'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 20%, Aston Villa: 80%.

59'

Willian from Chelsea directs the ball behind the defence, but the keeper reads the play well and comes to claim it

59'

Cross keeper catch

Safe hands from Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland as he comes out and claims the ball

59'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

58'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

57'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

57'

Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

57'

Keinan Davis is leaving the field to be replaced by Mbwana Samatta in a tactical substitution.

56'

Possession, possession

Aston Villa is in control of the ball.

56'

Opponent half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

56'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

55'

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is leaving the field to be replaced by Christian Pulisic in a tactical substitution.

55'

Mateo Kovacic is leaving the field to be replaced by Ross Barkley in a tactical substitution.

55'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 22%, Aston Villa: 78%.

55'

Header bad

Olivier Giroud from Chelsea heads the ball, but it's a terrible effort nowhere near the goal.

55'

Cross

N'Golo Kante puts in a cross...

54'

Chelsea is trying to create something here.

54'

Own half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field

54'

Opponent half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

54'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

53'

Shot off header

A chance presents itself to Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea but his header goes wide

53'

Cross

Willian puts in a cross...

53'

Chelsea is trying to create something here.

52'

The away team are really starting to put pressure the opposition now

52'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

52'

Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea tries to play a 1-2 with Willian, but the ball is intercepted.

52'

Mason Mount from Chelsea tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.

51'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

51'

Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea tries to play a 1-2 with Mason Mount, but the ball is intercepted.

51'

Cross clear

Tyrone Mings relieves the pressure with a clearance

51'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

50'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 22%, Aston Villa: 78%.

50'

Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

50'

Cross clear

Andreas Christensen relieves the pressure with a clearance

50'

Cross

Anwar El-Ghazi puts in a cross...

50'

Antonio Ruediger could cost his team a goal after a defensive blunder.

49'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

49'

Cross clear

Jack Grealish relieves the pressure with a clearance

49'

Corner cross right

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the right.

49'

Mason Mount from Chelsea directs a ball squarely in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

49'

Cross clear

Kortney Hause relieves the pressure with a clearance

48'

Cross deflected

N'Golo Kante from Chelsea sends a deflected cross into the box.

48'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

48'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

48'

Cross clear

Tyrone Mings relieves the pressure with a clearance

47'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

47'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

47'

Cross clear

John McGinn relieves the pressure with a clearance

46'

Corner cross right

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the right.

46'

Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.

46'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

46'

2nd half

The second half is underway

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Halftime

It's over! The referee blows for half time

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Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 24%, Aston Villa: 76%.

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Opponent half left

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

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Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

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Close, post

Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea sends a shot inches wide of the post. Close!

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Cross clear

Kortney Hause relieves the pressure with a clearance

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Corner cross left

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the left.

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Blocked

A shot by Marcos Alonso is blocked

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Cross clear

Kortney Hause relieves the pressure with a clearance

45'+2'

Corner cross right

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the right.

45'+2'

Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.

45'+1'

Rainy weather

It's raining, making conditions difficult for the players.

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Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

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N'Golo Kante from Chelsea passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

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N'Golo Kante from Chelsea passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

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Injury time

The fourth official shows there are 3 minute(s) of time to be added

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The referee signals a free kick as Ezri Konsa from Aston Villa trips Ruben Loftus-Cheek

45'+1'

Own half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field

45'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 23%, Aston Villa: 77%.

45'

Opponent half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

45'

Own half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

45'

Yellow card for stalling

Ezri Konsa from Aston Villa receives a yellow card for time wasting

44'

Goal comment, against run off play

That goal for Aston Villa came against the run of play

43'

Goal loose ball

G O O O A A A L - Kortney Hause reacts first on the loose ball and puts it away!

43'

Kepa Arrizabalaga saved a certain goal there! Kortney Hause found himself in a great scoring position but Kepa Arrizabalaga denied him with a great save

43'

Cross

Douglas Luiz puts in a cross...

42'

Foul pushing

Mateo Kovacic is penalised for pushing Jack Grealish

42'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

42'

Shot off

Willian from Chelsea sends an effort wide of target

41'

Possession, dangerous attack

Chelsea is having a good opportunity to score.

41'

Foul

N'Golo Kante fouls Jack Grealish

40'

Blocked

A shot by Marcos Alonso is blocked

40'

Possession, dangerous attack

Chelsea is having a good opportunity to score.

40'

Own half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

40'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 25%, Aston Villa: 75%.

39'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

39'

Mason Mount from Chelsea directs a ball squarely in the box.

39'

Cross dribble

Great skill from Mason Mount as he dribbles past his opponents

39'

Foul pushing

Kortney Hause is penalised for pushing Olivier Giroud

38'

Foul

Olivier Giroud fouls Tyrone Mings

38'

Cross

Mason Mount puts in a cross...

37'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

37'

Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea tries to play a 1-2 with Mason Mount, but the ball is intercepted.

37'

Cross clear

Ezri Konsa relieves the pressure with a clearance

37'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

36'

The referee signals a free kick as Keinan Davis from Aston Villa trips Kepa Arrizabalaga

36'

Play restarted

The game is restarted

35'

Play stopped medical

Play has been stopped because there is a player lying on the pitch.

35'

Dangerous challenge by Olivier Giroud from Chelsea. Kortney Hause on the receiving end of that.

35'

Jack Grealish from Aston Villa directs the ball behind the defence, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

35'

Counter

Aston Villa start a counter attack

35'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 22%, Aston Villa: 78%.

34'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Chelsea

34'

Shot off header

A chance presents itself to John McGinn from Aston Villa but his header goes wide

34'

Cross

Anwar El-Ghazi puts in a cross...

34'

Cross keeper catch

Safe hands from Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland as he comes out and claims the ball

34'

Cross

Willian puts in a cross...

33'

Possession, possession

Aston Villa is in control of the ball.

33'

Opponent half left

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

33'

Anwar El-Ghazi tests Kepa Arrizabalaga with a long range shot, which is parried back into play!

32'

Possession, dangerous attack

Aston Villa is having a good opportunity to score.

32'

Deflected saved

A shot from Mateo Kovacic takes a deflection but the keeper is there to cover it

32'

Cross clear

Kortney Hause relieves the pressure with a clearance

32'

Cross short

Andreas Christensen from Chelsea chips the ball into the penalty box.

31'

Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

31'

Marcos Alonso from Chelsea directs a ball squarely in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

31'

Possession, dangerous attack

Chelsea is having a good opportunity to score.

31'

Cross clear

Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland relieves the pressure with a clearance

31'

Cross

Mason Mount puts in a cross...

31'

Cross clear

Kortney Hause relieves the pressure with a clearance

30'

Cross

Marcos Alonso puts in a cross...

30'

Cross missed deliver

Willian from Chelsea crosses the ball, but his team mate arrives a little late and can't benefit from it.

30'

Game flow dominating clearly

Chelsea are piling the pressure on and look like scoring anytime

30'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 23%, Aston Villa: 77%.

30'

Cross clear

Tyrone Mings relieves the pressure with a clearance

29'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

29'

Cross clear

Kortney Hause relieves the pressure with a clearance

29'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

29'

Own half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

28'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

28'

Marcos Alonso from Chelsea crosses the ball but it is nowhere near the intended target.

27'

Own half left

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field

27'

Cross throwin

Marcos Alonso from Chelsea crosses the ball, but it goes out for a throw-in.

27'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

27'

Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

26'

Play restarted

The game is restarted

25'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 25%, Aston Villa: 75%.

24'

Play stopped pause

Water break. It's hot out there today and the game is paused so the players can take some liquids on-board.

24'

Marcos Alonso from Chelsea passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

23'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

22'

Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

22'

Marcos Alonso from Chelsea tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.

22'

The away team are really starting to put pressure the opposition now

22'

Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

21'

Mason Mount from Chelsea passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

21'

Cross clear

Ezri Konsa relieves the pressure with a clearance

21'

Cross

Willian puts in a cross...

21'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

21'

Mason Mount tests Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland with a long range shot, which is parried back into play!

20'

Game flow dominating

The match is very one-sided right now. Chelsea are clearly dominating possession

20'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 29%, Aston Villa: 71%.

20'

Own half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

20'

Cross clear

Douglas Luiz relieves the pressure with a clearance

19'

Cross

Ruben Loftus-Cheek puts in a cross...

19'

Conor Hourihane from Aston Villa looks to have committed a foul on Willian but the referee is not having it and waves play on!

18'

Own half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

18'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

17'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Chelsea

16'

Foul

Ruben Loftus-Cheek fouls Ezri Konsa

16'

Olivier Giroud from Chelsea directs the ball behind the defence, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

16'

Counter

Chelsea start a counter attack

16'

Blocked

A shot by Conor Hourihane is blocked

16'

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa passes the ball to a team mate.

16'

Corner short left

Jack Grealish from Aston Villa takes a short corner kick from the left.

15'

Andreas Christensen clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...

15'

Possession, dangerous attack

Aston Villa is having a good opportunity to score.

15'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 22%, Aston Villa: 78%.

15'

The referee signals a free kick as N'Golo Kante from Chelsea trips John McGinn

14'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

14'

Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea crosses the ball but it is nowhere near the intended target.

14'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

13'

Foul pushing

Anwar El-Ghazi is penalised for pushing Mateo Kovacic

12'

Mason Mount from Chelsea goes a bit too far there as the pulls down John McGinn

11'

Own half left

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field

11'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

10'

Possession, possession

Chelsea is in control of the ball.

10'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 27%, Aston Villa: 73%.

10'

Own half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

9'

Blocked

A shot by Willian is blocked

9'

Opponent half left

Chelsea take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

9'

Marcos Alonso from Chelsea tries to head the ball to a team mate, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

8'

Cross clear

Ezri Konsa relieves the pressure with a clearance

8'

Corner cross left

Willian from Chelsea swings in the corner from the left.

8'

John McGinn clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...

8'

Chelsea is trying to create something here.

7'

Cross keeper catch

Safe hands from Kepa Arrizabalaga as he comes out and claims the ball

7'

Cross freekick

Conor Hourihane crosses the ball into the box from the free kick

6'

The referee signals a free kick as Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea trips Jack Grealish

6'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

5'

Posession

Ball possession: Chelsea: 33%, Aston Villa: 67%.

5'

Goalkick

Goal kick for Aston Villa

5'

Header bad

Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea heads the ball, but it's a terrible effort nowhere near the goal.

5'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

4'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

4'

Cross clear

Tyrone Mings relieves the pressure with a clearance

4'

Cross

Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross...

4'

Opponent half right

Chelsea take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

3'

Mason Mount from Chelsea directs a ball squarely in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.

3'

Willian of Chelsea passes the ball to a team mate.

3'

Counter

Chelsea start a counter attack

3'

Own half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field

2'

Opponent half right

Aston Villa take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field

2'

Cross keeper catch

Safe hands from Kepa Arrizabalaga as he comes out and claims the ball

2'

Cross

Conor Hourihane puts in a cross...

2'

Today's game will be played behind closed doors, due to Coronavirus outbreak safety precautions.

1'

The referee signals a free kick as Antonio Ruediger from Chelsea trips Keinan Davis

1'

The pitch is in good condition today allowing for more technical play

1'

Sunny weather

A perfect day for football with glorious sunshine.

1'

Kickoff

Aston Villa kick-off, and the game is underway.

0'

1st half

The referee starts the match

0'

Before we get underway, the players and crowd observe a minute's silence.

0'

Venue

Welcome to Villa Park, the match will start in about 5 minutes.

  • 25 Haaskjold Nyland

  • 15 Konsa

    30 Hause

    40 Mings

    18 Targett

  • 7 McGinn

    6 Luiz

    14 Hourihane

  • 21 El-Ghazi

    39 Davis

    10 Grealish

  • 12 Loftus-Cheek

    18 Giroud

    10 Willian

  • 19 Mount

    7 Kante

    17 Kovacic

  • 3 Alonso

    4 Christensen

    2 Ruediger

    28 Azpilicueta

  • 1 Arrizabalaga

Not Ross Barkley, checkout the only Chelsea player that made Alan Shearer's TOTW selection.

Not Ross Barkley, checkout the only Chelsea player that made Alan Shearer's TOTW selection.

Barkley equals his Chelsea record in just two games for Aston Villa

Barkley equals his Chelsea record in just two games for Aston Villa

Title contender: Chelsea player helped Aston Villa to maintain perfect record

Title contender: Chelsea player helped Aston Villa to maintain perfect record

"Sell slow Havertz and bring him back"-Chelsea Fans says as their On Loan Player performs.

Ross Barkley is doing well at Aston Villa

Ross Barkley is doing well at Aston Villa

Chelsea Update Barkley equals his Chelsea record in just two games for Aston Villa

Chelsea Update Barkley equals his Chelsea record in just two games for Aston Villa

Photo: Chelsea Loanees, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek show the Blues How Great they both are.

Photo: Chelsea Loanees, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek show the Blues How Great they both are.

"Chelsea Made A Great Mistake" - Fans React As One Player on loan scored a winning goal for his club

Opinion: Ross Barkley was loaned to help Aston Villa win the EPL, he scored the only goal today.

Opinion: Ross Barkley was loaned to help Aston Villa win the EPL, he scored the only goal today.

Micah Richards says £125k-a-week midfielder would get even better if he joins Arsenal or Liverpool

Micah Richards says £125k-a-week midfielder would get even better if he joins Arsenal or Liverpool

Leicester - Aston Villa: Four Wins In Four Matches, Aston Villa Breaks This 90 Years Record

Leicester - Aston Villa: Four Wins In Four Matches, Aston Villa Breaks This 90 Years Record

"A True Nigerian Calabar Boy"- Fans Remind Ross Barkley Of His Origin After 7-2 Win For Aston Villa

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley doing it for Aston Villa.

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley doing it for Aston Villa.

Chelsea Midfielder, Mason Mount Vs Grealish Of Aston Villa: Premier League Statistics Since 2019-20

Chelsea Midfielder, Mason Mount Vs Grealish Of Aston Villa: Premier League Statistics Since 2019-20

EPL: These two low-rated teams are still unbeaten as Man United, Liverpool get biggest defeat

EPL: These two low-rated teams are still unbeaten as Man United, Liverpool get biggest defeat

Incredible Premier League Record Liverpool could set if they beat Aston Villa on Sunday

Incredible Premier League Record Liverpool could set if they beat Aston Villa on Sunday

OPINION: Aston Villa Didn't Disgrace Liverpool Because They Played Better, This Is What Happened

OPINION: Aston Villa Didn't Disgrace Liverpool Because They Played Better, This Is What Happened

Chaelsea's Manager Frank Lampard Slammed For One Decision At Stamford Bridge

Chaelsea's Manager Frank Lampard Slammed For One Decision At Stamford Bridge

Ross Barkley And Other Transfer Decisions That May Hurt Frank Lampard In The Near Future

Ross Barkley And Other Transfer Decisions That May Hurt Frank Lampard In The Near Future

Chelsea boss Lampard made a mistake letting 'superstar' Ross Barkley join Aston Villa, said Merson

Chelsea boss Lampard made a mistake letting 'superstar' Ross Barkley join Aston Villa, said Merson