Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has stated that Chelsea’s 2-0 win over his side yesterday was lucky.
A Diego Costa goal and an Alan Hutton own goal gave the champions a much-needed three points and condemned the Villa Park outfit to yet another defeat.
Despite the scoreline, Sherwood has stated that the Blues rode their luck, but that his Villa group were motivated to get out of their current dire predicament as a unit.
“We gifted goals away today – they were fluky, but when you’re down the bottom that’s what you get,” he told The Express.
“Chelsea always score at the Bridge so we knew we had to score to get something out of today.
“We dominated in the opening period, and they had no chances until they scored, which was a gift from us.
“Unfortunately, we haven’t got that cutting edge which you need to win matches.
“We are not blaming individuals – we are in this together. We have to bounce back and dust ourselves down. The result is disappointing but we’ll crack on.”
Chelsea’s win reignites hope that a bad start to the new campaign will not be the end of their title hopes and that they still have the quality to challenge come the end of the season.
Villa look destined for a relegation tussle this season, with the Birmingham-based outfit only picking up four points from their first nine games.
Pressure continues to build on Sherwood, who will know that he will need improved results in the hear future if his job at the club is to be secure.