• 15 Mar 2014, Kick Off 5:30pm
  • Ref: Chris Foy
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Villa Park, Birmingham
Aston Villa
1
0
Chelsea
82' Fabian Delph
 
Result
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    • 1Guzan
    • 7Bacuna
    • 4Vlaar
    • 2Baker
    • 3Bennett
    • 8El Ahmadi
    • 15Westwood
    • 16Delph
    • 10Weimann
    • 20Benteke
    • 11Agbonlahor
    • 1Cech
    • 2Ivanovic
    • 24Cahill
    • 26Terry
    • 28Azpilicueta
    • 7Ramires
    • 21Matic
    • 22Willian
    • 11Oscar
    • 17Hazard
    • 9Torres

    Aston Villa

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-3-3
    • 1 B. Guzan
    • 7 L. Bacuna
    • 4 R. Vlaar
    • 2 N. Baker
    • 3 J. Bennett (Clark '78)
    • 8 K. El Ahmadi
    • 15 A. Westwood
    • 16 F. Delph
    • 10 A. Weimann
    • 20 C. Benteke
    • 11 G. Agbonlahor (Albrighton '75)

    Chelsea

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 P. Cech
    • 2 B. Ivanovic
    • 24 G. Cahill
    • 26 J. Terry
    • 28 C. Azpilicueta
    • 7 R. Santos do Nascimento
    • 21 N. Matic
    • 22 W. Borges Da Silva
    • 11 O. dos Santos Emboaba Junior (Schürrle '67)
    • 17 E. Hazard
    • 9 F. Torres (Ba '67)
    Substitutes
    • 12 M. Albrighton
    • 6 C. Clark
    • 34 M. Lowton
    • 13 J. Steer
    • 18 Y. Sylla
    • 29 G. Holt
    • 37 C. Robinson
    Substitutes
    • 12 J. Mikel
    • 19 D. Ba
    • 14 A. Schürrle
    • 33 T. Kalas
    • 15 M. Salah
    • 23 M. Schwarzer
    • 8 F. Lampard
    • 1 Goals 0
    • 4 Shots On Target 2
    • 6 Shots Off Target 7
    • 1 Hit Woodwork 0
    • 4 Yellow Cards 1
    • 0 Red Cards 2
    • 14 Fouls 8
    • 3 Offsides 7
    • 0 Hand Balls 2
    • 38.6 Possession % 61.4
    • 300 Total Passes 497
    • 213 Accurate Passes 404
    • 21 Crosses 19
    • 4 Accurate Crosses 4
    • 4 Corners 5
    • 21 Tackles Won 4
    • 26 Total Tackles 8
    • 6 Blocks 3
    • 3 Blocked Scoring Attempts 6
    • 14 Interceptions 7
    • 42 Clearances 23
    • 42 Effective Clearances 23
    • 16 Headed Clearances 19
    • 2 Keeper Saves 3
    • 1 Keeper Throws 6
    • 1 Accurate Keeper Throws 6
    • 10 Goal Kicks 7
    • 4 Accurate Goal Kicks 5

    Premier League LIVE: Aston Villa vs Chelsea

    Probable Lineups:

    chelsea aston villaAston Villa (4-3-3): Guzan, Bacuna, Baker, Vlaar, Luna, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor

    Villa’s last Premier League game was a 4-1 thrashing over Norwich City and Paul Lambert should be naming the same squad for their game against Chelsea.  However Ryan Bertrand will be unable to play his parent club so Antonio Luna should deputize at left back for the Englishman. Andres Weiman and Gabriel Agbonlahor will support Christian Benteke down the flanks.

    Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Schürrle, Oscar, Hazard, Eto’o

    The league leaders are a good seven points clear at the top of the table, but their rivals have games in hand so a win at Villa Park would put massive pressure on the chasing pack. The Blues thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 last weekend and will be confident of getting the three points. Fernando Torres is the only main concern for Jose Mourinho as the Spaniard limped off during the warm up against Spurs.  This means Samuel Eto’o is likely to lead the line supported by Eden Hazard, Oscar, and the in-form Andre Schürrle.

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    A fan captures David Luiz’s free kick against Villa during Chelsea’s 8-0 win last season.

    Fantasy Football Danger Man

    eden hazard

    Eden Hazard is currently in the form of his life and with Samuel Eto’o only scoring at home this year, we’re backing the Belgian winger to produce the goals for Chelsea away at Villa Park.

    Stats to get your head around…

    Aston Villa vs. Chelsea: An Alternative Preview

    Aston Villa have not won back to back Barclays Premier League home matches since August 2011.

    Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Barclays Premier League away games, keeping four clean sheets and conceding just two goals (W4 D2).

    Since August 2007 there have been more penalties in Aston Villa v Chelsea games than in any other fixture (9), but they have all come at Stamford Bridge.

    Aston Villa have won just one of the last eight Premier League matches against Chelsea, losing the last four in a row.

    Frank Lampard has scored more goals versus Aston Villa than against any other opponent in Premier League history (13).

    Christian Benteke has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against Chelsea.

    Branislav Ivanovic has scored four goals in seven Premier League games against Aston Villa; twice as many as he has against any other club.

    Chelsea have come from behind to win 14 points this season, more than any other Premier League team.

    Aston Villa have come from behind to win 13 points this season, second only to Chelsea.

    Jose Mourinho only has the fourth best win percentage of a Chelsea manager away from home, behind Hiddink, Grant and Scolari.