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  • Date:15 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:40,084
  • Delph (81)
Goal!

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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

93:06 +3.06

The referee sends off Nascimento Ramires for second bookable offence.

92:48 +2.48

Foul by Nascimento Ramires on Karim El Ahmadi, free kick awarded.

92:07 +2.07

John Terry makes a clearance.

91:17 +1.17

Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

90:40 +0.40

Branislav Ivanovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph.

90:18 +0.18

Clearance by Ciaran Clark.

87:52

Clearance made by Ashley Westwood.

85:45

Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.

85:13

Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.

83:47

Clearance made by Karim El Ahmadi.

83:31

Nathan Baker makes a clearance.

82:27

Clearance made by Nathan Baker.

81:19

Fabian Delph scores a right footed goal. Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Marc Albrighton.

80:38

Header by Ron Vlaar misses to the right of the target.

80:08

Free kick crossed by Ashley Westwood.

79:41

Nemanja Matic concedes a free kick for a foul on Andreas Weimann.

79:28

The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton.

79:18

Centre by Marc Albrighton.

77:50

Ciaran Clark comes on in place of Joe Bennett.

76:27

Ron Vlaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Schurrle.

75:42

Fabian Delph takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

75:10

Nemanja Matic makes a clearance.

75:07

Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

74:05

Marc Albrighton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gabriel Agbonlahor.

73:23

Leandro Bacuna takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Cesar Azpilicueta gets a block in.

72:59

The ball is sent over by Branislav Ivanovic.

72:34

Clearance by Joe Bennett.

71:20

Clearance by Leandro Bacuna.

70:26

Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

69:14

Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

68:56

Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.

67:43

Da Silva Willian gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph.

66:42

Christian Benteke challenges Nascimento Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick.

66:13

Demba Ba on for Fernando Torres.

66:08

Andre Schurrle comes on in place of Emboaba Oscar.

64:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Karim El Ahmadi.

64:35

Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

63:58

The ball is sent over by Fabian Delph.

63:02

Cesar Azpilicueta manages to make a clearance.

61:20

Karim El Ahmadi sends in a cross.

60:55

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Bradley Guzan safely holds on.

60:46

Clearance by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

60:06

Corner taken short by da Silva Willian.

58:59

Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

58:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta by Leandro Bacuna.

58:11

Clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

58:07

A cross is delivered by Andreas Weimann.

57:17

Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

56:44

Eden Hazard is ruled offside.

56:15

Eden Hazard fouled by Gabriel Agbonlahor, the ref awards a free kick.

54:47

The official flags da Silva Willian offside.

53:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against Christian Benteke.

52:27

Nascimento Ramires is ruled offside.

51:10

Clearance made by Nathan Baker.

50:37

Nathan Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on da Silva Willian.

49:39

Eden Hazard produces a cross.

49:34

The ball is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic.

47:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Cahill on Christian Benteke.

47:21

Clearance made by Nathan Baker.

46:34

The ball is swung over by Nemanja Matic.

46:03

The ball is crossed by Nascimento Ramires.

The game restarts for the second half.

It is the end of the first-half.

45:41 +0.41

Strike comes in from Emboaba Oscar from the free kick. Bradley Guzan catches the ball.

44:31

Foul by Joe Bennett on Nascimento Ramires, free kick awarded.

43:41

Shot by Fernando Torres. Blocked by Ron Vlaar.

43:04

Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

42:27

The referee blows for offside against Emboaba Oscar.

41:22

Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.

40:47

The referee gives a free kick against Nemanja Matic for handball.

40:33

Header at goal by John Terry misses to the right.

40:09

Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

39:17

Christian Benteke is ruled offside.

38:27

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

37:33

Fernando Torres takes a weak shot. Blocked by Ron Vlaar.

37:13

Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

35:34

Christian Benteke challenges Nemanja Matic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

34:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by da Silva Willian.

33:57

Joe Bennett makes a clearance.

32:46

Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

31:34

Eden Hazard takes the free kick.

31:14

Christian Benteke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic.

30:15

The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett.

29:03

The referee penalises Eden Hazard for handball.

27:26

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

26:45

Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

26:28

Gary Cahill fouled by Christian Benteke, the ref awards a free kick.

26:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.

25:35

Cesar Azpilicueta makes a clearance.

25:34

The ball is sent over by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

24:40

Free kick taken by Leandro Bacuna.

24:09

Da Silva Willian is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

23:58

Da Silva Willian concedes a free kick for a foul on Karim El Ahmadi.

23:34

The ball is sent over by Cesar Azpilicueta.

20:45

Eden Hazard takes the free kick.

20:40

Leandro Bacuna concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard.

20:06

Gabriel Agbonlahor produces a cross.

18:27

Shot by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Blocked by Gary Cahill.

18:12

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

17:27

Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges da Silva Willian unfairly and gives away a free kick.

17:03

Clearance by Nemanja Matic.

15:40

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

15:06

Gary Cahill takes the free kick.

14:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by Karim El Ahmadi.

13:53

Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.

12:57

Shot by Karim El Ahmadi went over the net.

11:53

Da Silva Willian takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

11:04

Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.

10:49

Shot by Emboaba Oscar. Nathan Baker gets a block in.

10:25

Leandro Bacuna makes a clearance.

9:10

Da Silva Willian takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Westwood.

8:05

Leandro Bacuna sends in a cross.

6:32

A cross is delivered by Fernando Torres.

4:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Baker on Fernando Torres.

2:40

Joe Bennett makes a clearance.

0:33

Nathan Baker makes a clearance.

0:32

Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Lambert plays down Mourinho spat Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists there is no grudge between himself and Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho following their touchline spat earlier this season. Lambert goes toe-to-toe with Mourinho again this weekend reminded of their confrontation at Stamford Bridge at the start of the campaign. The Scot was infuriated when Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic escaped a red card for an alleged elbow on Christian Benteke - only to go on and score the winner in a 2-1 defeat for Villa. Lambert was also fuming when a penalty appeal was turned down, prompting angry scenes between the two managers. Villa's manager insists such feisty altercations are part and parcel of the game but claims both men laughed off the incident. "Do you know what, there was nothing in that at all," he said. "We had a laugh and a joke about it afterwards. It was nothing serious. There was nothing in that, people made a lot of it in the way they portrayed it. We had a laugh and a joke as you normally do in football. "Nobody is there to be Mr Nice but it never transferred into any heated thing. I saw him after the game and it was totally fine. I'm pretty sure it will be the same this time." Ahead of Saturday's tea-time Barclays Premier League clash with the leaders, Lambert added: "I had a drink with Jose after the match. There was never any (issue). "I think people tried to make something out of it that was never there." Villa will be without on-loan left-back Ryan Bertrand when they face his parent club. The 24-year-old's ineligibility opens the door to Joe Bennett or Antonio Luna, who are competing for his spot in Paul Lambert's XI. Fernando Torres could be included in Chelsea's squad as his groin injury was not as bad as was first feared. The striker withdrew from the starting XI following the warm-up prior to the 4-0 defeat of Tottenham, but could play at Villa Park or be saved for next Tuesday's Champions League contest with Galatasaray. Defenders David Luiz (groin) and Ashley Cole (knee) remain out. Mourinho believes Chelsea are ahead of schedule in challenging for the Premier League title this term, but still believes the destination of the trophy is out of their hands. The Blues could go 10 points clear of Arsenal and Liverpool, who enter the weekend in joint-second place and each play on Sunday, with victory at Aston Villa on Saturday but Mourinho maintains the table is not accurate. Manchester City, who are nine points adrift with three games in hand, are Mourinho's title favourites and Chelsea hope to keep their composure entering the remaining nine games, beginning at Villa Park. "The team is motivated and the team is strong and the team has a good mentality and a good spirit, but not because of the table," Mourinho said. "They know the table is fake. What they also know is that every match we have to try to win, every match we have to try to improve. "We have clear objectives for next season. If we can do it this season, we don't say no. "We are very calm, we are very relaxed. I think that's important." Mourinho would not be drawn on how many points Chelsea, who have 66 after 29 games, would need to win the Premier League. "I don't want to think about it," he said. "Tomorrow we have a match, a very difficult one. Three points would be fabulous. "One point is not a bad result at Villa Park. Zero points would be a negative result. "After Villa comes Arsenal (on March 22) for the Premier League and we go match by match."

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Nathan Baker
  • Joe Bennett
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Christian Benteke
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • SUBS
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Jed Steer
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Grant Holt
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Callum Robinson

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLLDLW
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • WWDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 21/08/2013
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 2
  • Chelsea
  • 11/05/2013
  • Chelsea
  • 8 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 23/12/2012
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 4
  • Chelsea
  • 31/03/2012
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 3
  • Aston Villa
  • 31/12/2011
  • Chelsea
  • 3 - 3
  • Aston Villa
  • 02/01/2011

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 7
  • L Bacuna 5
  • L Kozak 4
  • G Agbonlahor 3
  • A Weimann 3
  • K El Ahmadi 2
  • F Delph 2
  • A Westwood 1
  • A Luna 1

Chelsea

  • E Hazard 10
  • S Eto'o 7
  • Ed Oscar 6
  • A Schurrle 6
  • F Lampard 4
  • FJ Torres 4
  • B Ivanovic 3
  • D Ba 3
  • J Terry 2
  • dB Willian 2
  • G Cahill 1
  • JN Mikel 1
  • NS Ramires 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 31
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Chelsea

    • Total goals 94
    • Goals per game 56
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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