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The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic. Ashley Westwood takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Cesar Azpilicueta.
Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood.
Yacouba Sylla takes a shot. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.
Corner taken by Juan Mata played to the near post. Free kick awarded for a foul by Eric Lichaj on Fernando Torres. Free kick taken by Juan Mata. Effort on goal by David Luiz from long range goes over the crossbar.
Frank Lampard finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Eden Hazard.
Shot from 20 yards from Ashley Westwood. Save by Petr Cech. Andreas Weimann is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech. Demba Ba goes off and Fernando Torres comes on.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a comfortable save.
Drilled left-footed shot by Joe Bennett. Gary Cahill gets a block in.
Frank Lampard challenges Andreas Weimann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Lampard receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Juan Mata, Nathan Baker makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta.
Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Eric Lichaj results in a free kick. Strike comes in from David Luiz from the free kick, save made by Bradley Guzan.
Ashley Westwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard. Strike on goal comes in from Juan Mata from the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Bennett. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
The ball is swung over by Cesar Azpilicueta, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Frank Lampard goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
John Terry goes off and Branislav Ivanovic comes on.
Corner taken by Juan Mata.
The ball is delivered by Juan Mata, Eric Lichaj gets a block in. Juan Mata takes the outswinging corner, Gary Cahill takes a shot. Clearance by Andreas Weimann.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Fabian Delph goes wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood.
Andreas Weimann crosses the ball, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.
Frank Lampard fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea.Eden Hazard provided the assist for the goal.
John Terry fouled by Christian Benteke, the ref awards a free kick. Red card for Christian Benteke. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
Fabian Delph has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Joe Bennett takes a shot. Blocked by Cesar Azpilicueta. Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.
Yacouba Sylla challenges David Luiz unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Yacouba Sylla takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Luiz by Fabian Delph. Direct free kick taken by Gary Cahill.
Demba Ba is caught offside. Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.
The official flags Andreas Weimann offside. Cesar Azpilicueta restarts play with the free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Terry on Andreas Weimann. Direct free kick taken by Eric Lichaj.
(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with David Luiz coming on for Victor Moses.
Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick. Nascimento Ramires sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence. Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
Gary Cahill fouled by Gabriel Agbonlahor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yacouba Sylla by John Terry. John Terry is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Christian Benteke on Gary Cahill, free kick awarded. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
Andreas Weimann produces a cross, John Terry manages to make a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.
Corner taken by Juan Mata played to the near post, Yacouba Sylla manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Gary Cahill results in a free kick. Ashley Westwood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.
Frank Lampard has a drilled shot. Nathan Baker gets a block in.
Christian Benteke challenges Cesar Azpilicueta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Christian Benteke goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Nascimento Ramires on Gabriel Agbonlahor, free kick awarded. Bradley Guzan takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Demba Ba on Andreas Weimann. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
Juan Mata delivers the ball, Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.
Eden Hazard takes a outswinging corner.
Gabriel Agbonlahor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard. Frank Lampard shoots direct from the free kick, save by Bradley Guzan.
The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Gary Cahill. Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood, save made by Petr Cech.
Juan Mata takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.
Cesar Azpilicueta fouled by Andreas Weimann, the ref awards a free kick. Juan Mata crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Fabian Delph.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by Bradley Guzan.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Gary Cahill takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Eden Hazard, clearance by Ron Vlaar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabian Delph on Nascimento Ramires. Juan Mata delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.
Fabian Delph has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by Nascimento Ramires. Nascimento Ramires goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Joe Bennett takes the direct free kick.
Christian Benteke finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea.Assist by Yacouba Sylla.
Victor Moses is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Bradley Guzan takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Cole, clearance made by Ron Vlaar.
Nathan Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata. The referee shows Nathan Baker a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Gary Cahill.
Late test for Lowton
Aston Villa right-back Matthew Lowton faces a late fitness test ahead of the Barclays Premier League match against Chelsea.
The defender had been ever-present this season until being forced off at Norwich with a thigh strain last weekend and will be assessed later on Friday.
Defender Ciaran Clark (foot) and midfielder Karim El Ahmadi (thigh) are still out, along with long-term absentees Richard Dunne, Marc Albrighton, Gary Gardner and Chris Herd.
Owner Randy Lerner's support for Paul Lambert has never wavered, even during the most difficult spells such as the December slump which saw them suffer heavy defeats by Chelsea, Tottenham and Wigan.
Villa's resurgence since then has been impressive, with a recent haul of 16 points from eight games lifting them away from the bottom three.
"You can get caught up in certain things," Lambert said of the Stamford Bridge 8-0 humiliation. "The defeat hurt. But great credit to the team - they never got their heads down and wilted with it.
"They kept their heads and kept on going. Now the impression is there for all to see. We have been playing really well.
"We are a threat - everyone knows that. We have players who can hurt teams.
"I am pretty sure Chelsea will know we have lads on the top of their game at the minute. We know it's going to be hard.
"The beauty of it is that everyone except ourselves and our fans will expect Chelsea to win it because of the team they are.
"The onus is on us as the home team but we are certainly playing well enough to try and hurt them."
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will start as he bids for the club's goalscoring record, interim manager Rafael Benitez confirmed.
Eden Hazard (calf) and fellow forward Victor Moses (leg) are doubtful, but midfielder John Obi Mikel (hip) is available again as the Europa League finalists focus on their bid for a top-four place.
Ryan Bertrand (knee) is out, but Oriol Romeu is in contention following his long-term absence with a knee problem.
Benitez is expecting a tough encounter ahead of the Villa Park clash.
"It doesn't matter what happened in the game at Stamford Bridge," the Spaniard said.
"The main thing is they want to win, they need to win.
"They're doing well. It will be tough because they're desperate to win and stay in the league."
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