Chelsea’ poor form continues after they drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge against Aston Villa. It was another poor performance from Frank Lampard’s side. This draw means Chelsea now got 4 points in 5 games.
Chelsea started the game without their star signing Timo Werner who was benched for his bad form and another new signing Kai Havartz was also among the substitutions.
Villa dominated the first part of the match but Chelsea came back brilliantly and Oliver Giroud gave them the crucial lead but the second-half equaliser from Anwar El-Ghazi sank the heart of Chelsea fans.
With this draw Chelsea now 6th place after 16 games and they got 26 points. On the other hand, Aston Villa is now at the 5th position in the Premier League title race with 26 points in 14 matches.
Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa Team News:
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard made 6 changes in his starting Xl for this match after his team’s awful display in the London derby against Arsenal.
Timo Werner was benched and Cullum Hudson-Odoi replaced him. Reece James was not even in the squad after an abysmal performance against Arsenal Ceser Azpelicueta started in place of him.
Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva were rested and Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen started the game. Giroud replaced Tammy Abraham for this match.
Aston Villa made only one change Tyrone Mings had to be replaced for his suspension where he picked up a red card against Sheffield United and Kortney Hause started at the heart of the defence.
Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa Match Analysis:
Aston Villa started the game very promisingly but they could not make a proper chance apart from a great shot from Jack Grealish from the left side.
But Chelsea came back to the game brilliantly and they started creating opportunities where Christian Pulisic should have opened the deadlock through a careless pass from Grealish in his own half but Pulisic could not keep the ball on target.
Eventually, Chelsea opened the deadlock at the 34th-minute mark, a great cross from Ben Chilwell and a super diving Giroud’s header gave Chelsea the lead.
Villa equalised on the 50th-minute mark, an excellent cross from Matty Cash scored by El Ghazi a controlled volley from him.
Chelsea found the net on 66 minutes through Cesar Azpilicueta but the goal was disallowed with Pulisic was offside in the build-up.
Villa nearly had their lead three minutes later when John McGinn hit the crossbar with a strong 30-yard strike.
In the end, Werner came onto the field but he could not do anything and missed an opportunity to break his duck.
John McGinn(CM) – (7.5/10)(Aston Villa): Played an excellent match dominated the midfield and patrolled it excellently win almost every challenge. Could have scored from the long ranger if he was a bit lucky.
Anwar El Ghazi(LW) – (7/10)(Aston Villa): Scored the important equaliser for his team. He is now full of scoring in the league.
Christian Pulisic(LW) – (5/10)(Chelsea): Should have scored the first-half opportunity but missed the best chance of the game for Chelsea.
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