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Foul by Didier Drogba on Carlos Cuellar, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
Marc Albrighton takes a shot. Jose Bosingwa gets a block in.
Stewart Downing sends in a cross.
Unfair challenge on Emile Heskey by Jeffrey Bruma results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.
Didier Drogba produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the left by-line. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Florent Malouda. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Florent Malouda, Stiliyan Petrov manages to make a clearance.
Ciaran Clark grabs a headed goal from close in. Chelsea 3-3 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Marc Albrighton.
John Terry fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-2 Aston Villa.The ball is swung over by Michael Essien, Didier Drogba takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save. Didier Drogba provided the assist for the goal.
Ashley Cole crosses the ball, clearance made by James Collins.
Michael Essien fouled by Nigel Reo-Coker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Essien.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Florent Malouda, Didier Drogba produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Gabriel Agbonlahor goes off and Marc Albrighton comes on.
Didier Drogba finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-2 Aston Villa.Salomon Kalou provided the assist for the goal.
John Terry crosses the ball, Shot from 12 yards from Salomon Kalou. Save made by Brad Friedel.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
Florent Malouda sends in a cross.
Stewart Downing has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Shot by Ashley Young. John Terry gets a block in.
(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Daniel Sturridge coming on for Nicolas Anelka.
Gabriel Agbonlahor handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Terry.
Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Young, save by Petr Cech.
John Terry receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. John Terry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Stewart Downing. Save by Petr Cech.
The referee blows for offside against Salomon Kalou. Brad Friedel takes the indirect free kick.
Salomon Kalou on for Ramires.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramires by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Jeffrey Bruma takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Stiliyan Petrov results in a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Ciaran Clark.
Stiliyan Petrov fouled by Michael Essien, the ref awards a free kick. James Collins takes the direct free kick.
Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.
Unfair challenge on Stewart Downing by Frank Lampard results in a free kick. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jose Bosingwa.
Inswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the right by-line, James Collins makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Florent Malouda.
Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ciaran Clark.
Frank Lampard takes a shot from 12 yards. Brad Friedel makes a save.
Nicolas Anelka is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.
Jose Bosingwa crosses the ball.
Corner taken by Ashley Young played to the near post, save made by Petr Cech.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Emile Heskey. John Terry restarts play with the free kick.
(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Jose Bosingwa coming on for Paulo Ferreira.
Effort from inside the area by Ramires misses to the left of the target.
Outswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Shot from 25 yards by Ramires. James Collins gets a block in.
Florent Malouda challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
Ciaran Clark delivers the ball, clearance made by John Terry.
The ball is sent over by Ciaran Clark, clearance by Jeffrey Bruma.
Emile Heskey is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Michael Essien by Emile Heskey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Essien.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, James Collins takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
Nicolas Anelka crosses the ball.
Michael Essien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stewart Downing.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Young.
Emile Heskey finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Chelsea 1-2 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Stewart Downing.
Michael Essien concedes a free kick for a foul on Stiliyan Petrov. Ashley Young restarts play with the free kick.
Ashley Young produces a cross.
Ciaran Clark booked for unsporting behaviour. Michael Essien fouled by Ciaran Clark, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Essien restarts play with the free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is shown a yellow card. Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ramires. Michael Essien restarts play with the free kick.
Assist on the goal came from Nigel Reo-Coker.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Michael Essien on Nigel Reo-Coker. Power penalty scored by Ashley Young. Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa.
Ramires is shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Stiliyan Petrov. Ashley Young takes the direct free kick.
Richard Dunne produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ashley Young.
Stewart Downing produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Frank Lampard has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Florent Malouda sends in a cross, clearance by Richard Dunne.
Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Emile Heskey manages to make a clearance.
Didier Drogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stiliyan Petrov. Free kick taken by Nigel Reo-Coker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark by Michael Essien. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.
Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Ciaran Clark goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Stiliyan Petrov takes a shot. Blocked by Frank Lampard.
Paulo Ferreira challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Young restarts play with the free kick.
The referee shows Nigel Reo-Coker a yellow card. Didier Drogba fouled by Nigel Reo-Coker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
Shot from just outside the box by Stewart Downing goes over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young, Didier Drogba makes a clearance.
John Terry fouled by Emile Heskey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Assist by Florent Malouda.
Brad Friedel goes into the book. Frank Lampard scores a penalty. Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa.The referee shows James Collins a yellow card for dissent. Foul by James Collins on Florent Malouda, Penalty awarded.
Booking for Stiliyan Petrov. Stiliyan Petrov challenges Florent Malouda unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jeffrey Bruma takes the direct free kick.
Stiliyan Petrov takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ramires gets a block in.
Nicolas Anelka crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Florent Malouda misses to the left of the target.
Shot by Stewart Downing from 20 yards. Save by Petr Cech.
Shot by Stiliyan Petrov. Blocked by Florent Malouda.
Short corner taken by Ashley Young.
Ashley Young sends in a cross, Petr Cech makes a save.
Emile Heskey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Essien. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
The ball is sent over by Ciaran Clark, Petr Cech makes a save.
Foul by Paulo Ferreira on Ciaran Clark, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stiliyan Petrov.
Ramires challenges Stiliyan Petrov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Dunne takes the direct free kick.
Nicolas Anelka challenges Ciaran Clark unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda, Jeffrey Bruma takes a shot. James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Volleyed left-footed shot by Florent Malouda. Save by Brad Friedel.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Stewart Downing by Ashley Cole results in a free kick. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.
The game gets underway.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half kicks off.
The match has reached full-time.
Bruma to start for Blues
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has a defensive quandary ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League game with Aston Villa.
Branislav Ivanovic is suspended, meaning Ancelotti must put his faith in teenager Jeffrey Bruma.
John Obi Mikel is set to miss out again with a knee injury, Daniel Sturridge (knee) could be fit after returning to training, while Yury Zhirkov (calf), Alex (knee), and Yossi Benayoun (Achilles) remain sidelined.
Despite having made only eight first-team appearances and just two starts since joining Chelsea from Feyenoord in 2007, Bruma has been preferred to Paulo Ferreira for the champions' first match of 2011.
Right-back Ferreira played as a makeshift centre-half when John Terry and Alex were injured for November's game with Sunderland.
But the move backfired spectacularly as Chelsea were crushed 3-0, their biggest home defeat since 2002.
Ancelotti is clearly unwilling to risk a repeat against Villa, with his players' confidence still fragile after Wednesday's ugly 1-0 win over Bolton ended the Blues' worst league run for 11 years.
And while Bruma may be a rookie, he is highly rated by both club and country, making his full Holland debut against Ukraine this summer and recently signing a new four-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
"It is the time that we can use Bruma," Ancelotti told Chelsea TV.
"He is a young player who is a very good defender. He has a lot of ability, he has played some games and, in this time, he is improving.
"He works very closely with John Terry, Ivanovic and Alex and it is the time to put him in. I am sure that he will do his best."
Bruma has already started in both the Carling Cup and Champions League this season and Ancelotti has backed captain Terry to guide him through his full Premier League debut.
"For Bruma, it will be fantastic support to have Terry alongside," said the Italian.
"He trained very well, he knows how he has to move but, with John Terry, it will be easier to move."
Aston Villa will be boosted by the return of playmaker Ashley Young and striker Emile Heskey.
Young has returned to training after missing the last two games with the knee problem suffered in the home success against West Brom.
Heskey is also available after recovering from the twisted ankle sustained in the Boxing Day defeat against Tottenham at Villa Park.
But right-back Luke Young is again likely to be ruled out with the hip and groin setback which has troubled him since the 3-0 reversal at Liverpool.
Villa will be looking to avenge a 7-1 mauling in the corresponding game last season.
Gerard Houllier insists he has the trust in the Aston Villa players to revive their season even though they are not used to being involved in a relegation battle.
Villa have won only three of 14 league encounters under Houllier as alleged bust-ups with several senior players and a lengthy injury list have taken their toll.
It is in sharp contrast to three successive top six finishes under Martin O'Neill.
Houllier is refusing to reveal why he believes Villa's fortunes have declined so sharply in 12 months but he has the belief in his present squad to climb clear of danger.
Houllier said: "With the league position we are in, there is obviously a danger of relegation.
"It is even more so because the players finished in a higher position last season.
"You have to be aware that we have to look at the drop zone more than up front at the moment.
"But the best way to pick up is to react and get back into winning ways.
"Sometimes you get bumps and it is rocky at the moment for many reasons but we will get through it.
"At some stage you know who you can go to war with and who you can't go with.
"But we are not at this stage yet."
Houllier added: "The team needs more to know that I've got faith in them. I trust them, they are good players, and they haven't changed.
"They are still good players.
"When you have a bad spell, it is not down to one man. It is sometimes down to several factors.
"We are aware we are going through a difficult period. I am convinced we will turn that over at some stage."
Clark gives Chelsea the blues
Chelsea's amazing late fightback was in vain as Aston Villa scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 3-3 draw which leaves the champions' Barclays Premier League title defence in considerable doubt.
Didier Drogba and John Terry looked to have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with goals in the final six minutes at Stamford Bridge but the hosts' poor defending cost them when Ciaran Clark nodded home a late equaliser.
Both sides had held the lead in an exciting game, with Frank Lampard's penalty cancelled out by Ashley Young's spot-kick and Emile Heskey's header giving Villa the lead.
The result left Chelsea marooned in fifth place, six points behind Manchester United having played a game more, and crucially outside the Champions League places.
That will place manager Carlo Ancelotti's position under fresh scrutiny, while opposite number Gerard Houllier may enjoy some respite after ending a run of six defeats in seven games.
Chelsea began the match buoyed from ending their worst set of results for 11 years in Wednesday night's ugly 1-0 win over Bolton.
But for all their early possession, they once again lacked any real penetration.
Jeffrey Bruma - making his full Premier League debut - saw a header from a corner blocked but the better chances all fell to Villa, with Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ashley Young and Stewart Downing all going close.
But a sudden loss of discipline cost them dear, captain Stiliyan Petrov booked for a stupid lunge on Florent Malouda moments before James Collins climbed all over the Frenchman to concede a penalty.
Malouda did throw himself to the floor, and Brad Friedel and Collins were both cautioned for protesting, but it was a definite foul and Lampard stepped up to convert his first goal since August.
Villa's frustration got the better of them and they were penalised for more than one late tackle, while Reo-Coker, Agbonlahor and Clark were all booked before half-time.
Clark and the recalled Richard Dunne both missed glorious chances to level when they headed and hooked over, respectively, from close range as Chelsea's defence went to sleep.
Dunne also produced a last-gasp tackle to stop Malouda and a vital clearance to thwart Michael Essien.
Ramires was booked for clipping Petrov's heels and Villa's pressure finally told when Essien's clumsy tackle on Reo-Coker handed them a penalty four minutes before the break. Young made no mistake from the spot.
Collins nodded another half-chance too close to Petr Cech before half-time and Villa picked up where they had left off right from the restart.
And Heskey put them ahead just two minutes in when he climbed above young Bruma to power home Downing's excellent right-wing cross.
The former England player was then booked for a late tackle on Essien as Chelsea began to wake up to their predicament.
Lampard, Drogba and Ramires all saw shots blocked before the latter drilled just wide after the ball broke to him in the box.
The weakness of Ancelotti's bench was summed up when he sent on Jose Bosingwa for Paulo Ferreira.
Lampard was unlucky not to level in the 63rd minute when he sent a vicious volley straight at Friedel, who then brilliantly closed down Malouda as the forward tried to slot Lampard's ball through the keeper's legs.
Ancelotti threw on Salomon Kalou for Ramires for the final 17 minutes.
Downing drilled straight at Cech from 25 yards before Terry was carded for a lunge on Young and Ancelotti played his final card by introducing Daniel Sturridge for Nicolas Anelka.
Chelsea were denied in the final 10 minutes by some desperate Villa defending as the visiting fans began to chant, "You're getting sacked in the morning!", at Ancelotti.
But Drogba came to his manager's rescue six minutes from time with the ugliest of equalisers.
The struggling striker's miscontrol set up Kalou, whose shot was blocked back for Drogba to rifle home via Carlos Cuellar.
Drogba then nodded over Malouda's corner after Villa had brought on Marc Albrighton for an injured Agbonlahor.
With barely a minute remaining, Chelsea snatched what they thought was a winner.
Drogba's bullet header was parried by Friedel straight to Terry, who produced a superb sidefoot finish to spark wild celebrations, with Ancelotti mobbed by his own players.
But the joy was short-lived, with Clark stealing in completely unmarked at the back post to nod in Albrighton's cross.
There was still time for Drogba to volley Bosingwa's cross wide and Albrighton to mishit a volley as both sides poured forward in search of a winner.
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