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Aston Villa v Chelsea - as it happened

Pin Aston Villa v Chelsea, Premier League 2019/20, matchday 30, 21/6/2020 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Aston Villa v Chelsea, Premier League 2019/20, matchday 30, 21/6/2020 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER

Aston Villa v Chelsea - as it happened

Paul Singh by Paul Singh @besoccer_com - 6 8,756

Join us for live coverage of the Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park. This is Chelsea's first game since the restart while Villa got a draw in their first fixture.

LIVE
96'
FT: Villa 1-2 Chelsea!!! Chelsea deservedly take home the points here at Villa Park. Hause put Villa ahead in the first half, but a double change by Lampard made all the difference. Pulisic and Giroud's goals within two minutes just after the hour mark gave Chelsea the win. The Blues were very comfortable despite Villa pressing towards the end. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!
96'
Grealish is booked for a late foul and that's the game.
96'
Trezeguet shoots, it's on target and Kepa catches easily.
94'
Kante booked for a cynical foul on Grealish. There is then a bit of pushing and shoving.
93'
Chelsea keeping control after a bit of good Villa pressure. The Blues are going to the corner.
91'
Five added minutes.
90'
Chelsea sub: James on for Willian.
88'
Villa win a corner here and It is cleared away by the Chelsea defence.
87'
Chance for Jota!! Christensen doesn't clear and the shot goes past the far post.
87'
Villa sub: Jota on for McGinn.
86'
Alonso has shot blocked by an opponent now after Willian feeds the ball off to him.
84'
Another corner for the visitors here.
83'
Willian shoots and Nyland tips over for a corner.
82'
Chelsea win a corner and Abraham heads it wide.
80'
Chelsea sub: Abraham on for Giroud.
77'
Lovely play by Barkley as he turns into the area and Hause knocks behind for a corner. Pulisic was ready to tap home.
74'
Chelsea in control here keeping possession in the last few minutes.
71'
Giroud is fouled and wins a free-kick.
69'
Villa double sub: Hourihane and El-Ghazi go off, Trezeguet and Nakamba on.
68'
Hourihane's ball in is headed wide by Samatta. Drinks.
67'
Grealish is brought down just outside the box by Willian.
65'
Chelsea are absolutely dominating play here now.
62'
Giroud makes it 1-2!!! Azpilicueta key again! Good quick passing involving Barkely, Azpilicueta, Giroud and Mount ends with Azpilicueta passing to Giroud and his shot goes in with the help of a deflection off Hourihane's leg.
60'
Pulisic makes it 1-1!!! The ball is passed to Azpilicueta on this near side and his splendid cross is turned in by Pulisic at the back post. In off the bar.
59'
Giroud almost gets on the end of Azpilicueta's cross! Chelsea have had 90% possession in the second half, but they are lacking the killer touch.
57'
Villa sub: Davis is replaced by Samatta.
55'
Chelsea double sub: Barkley and Pulisic on for Kovacic and Loftus-Cheek.
55'
Giroud! Kante's cross is headed over.
53'
Azpilicueta!!!! Willian's ball in from this near side is headed wide by the Spaniard.
51'
Azpilicueta puts a ball into the area which Mings clear. Only Chelsea attacking since the break.
50'
An error by Rudiger allows El-Ghazi to get the ball and Rudiger's teammates bail him out.
49'
Another corner for Chelsea despite Hourihane's complaints.
48'
Chelsea dominating all the possession so far.
46'
Chelsea win a corner but nothing comes of Willian's set piece.
46'
Welcome back! We're back underway.
45'
HT: A Villa 1-0 Chelsea! Half-time at Villa Park! Hause's goal just before the break means Villa lead despite having 24% possession. Chelsea were the better side, but barring Mount's effort, most of have been off target. El-Ghazi tested Kepa, but the goal came against the run of play. Back for more in a bit!
45'
Kovacic!!! Hause gets his head to the corner again and then Kovacic shoots wide.
45'
Azpilicueta wins a corrner-kick for Chelsea. Hause heads it out to Alonso in the D and the Spaniard's volley is deflected for another corner.
45'
Three added minutes as heavy rain falls.
45'
Konsa sees yellow for timewasting I think.
43'
Grealish gives the ball to Luiz, his cross is shot by Hause at the far post, Kepa makes a fine save, but Hause gets up quickly and hits home the rebound! Unlucky for Chelsea.
42'
Grealish wins a free-kick. Kovacic was the man who knocked him over.
41'
Willian!!! He dribbles into the box before hitting a curling effort wide. Chelsea strong again.
39'
Chance again!! Brilliant play by Mason Mount as he cuts into the area from the far touchline and Loftus-Cheek is centimetres away from reaching it at the back stick.
38'
Chelsea attack dangerously again, but Tierney spots an infringement in the box against the Blues.
35'
Giroud is down after being flattened by Hause. The Villa man jumped in and caught him in the back with his leg. The Chelsea player is up now.
34'
McGinn!!! El-Ghazi sends in a cross from Chelsea's right flank and McGinn heads across the goal rather than into it. Villa picking up.
33'
Kepa!!!! El-Ghazi shoots from 25 yards and the Spanish GK punches away.
32'
Nyland!!! Kovacic has a pop from 20 yards, the ball goes straight to Nyland who fumbles it, but stops it well before the line this time.
31'
Chelsea's pressure is relentless now.
30'
Giroud!!!! Chelsea threaten again and the Frenchman is so close to turning in Willian's cross from the far side.
28'
Chelsea continue attacking, Alonso's cross just goes behind for a throw-in.
27'
Back in play here. That was a lengthy break.
23'
Chelsea dominating the possession and passing from one side to the other in Villa's half and drinks are called.
20'
What a save by Nyland!!!! Willian lays the ball off to Mount and his powerful strike sees the goalie have to dive to his left to make a superb stop! I think he didn't see it till late.
20'
Chelsea are playing the better football, but Villa are also having some play and Nyland has not had to make any major saves.
18'
71% possession for the away team.
16'
The corner is taken short, Hourihane's strike is blocked by a Chelsea man and then the away side's counter comes to nothing.
15'
Christensen has to head the ball behind for a corner under pressure from El-Ghazi.
14'
Kante sends a cross field ball to Willian, he then finds Kovacic whose cross in is poor. Goal kick.
12'
Free-kick for the hosts in midfield after McGinn is fouled.
9'
Willian has a pop from distance which is blocked by Mings!
8'
Corner for Chelsea which is dealt with.
7'
Villa win a free-kick and Hourihane's ball in is easily caught by Kepa.
6'
Chelsea are the much better side so far.
4'
Loftus-Cheek heads wide from Azpilicueta's cross and the sprinklers come on!
4'
Chelsea attack on the far side and his cross is cleared for a throw-in.
3'
Good play by Chelsea now!! Willian runs with the ball and passes to Mount on his left, but his cross is knocked away by the defence.
1'
Nothing comes of the set piece.
1'
Free-kick for Villa just outside the box as Davis is fouled by Rudiger.
1'
Villa get us going from left to right in their usual kit while Chelsea are in black.
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Minute's silence.
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The players are out here!
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Paul Tierney, the man who made a major blunder as VAR in the Villa v Sheffield United game on Wednesday, is the on field referee today while Lee Mason is the VAR.
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19 degrees in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Aston Villa are unchanged from the Sheffield United draw.
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Christensen replaces Zouma in defence for Chelsea while there are three other changes from the Everton game. Kante, Kovacic and Loftus-Cheek play instead of Barkley, Gilmour and Pedro.
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This is Chelsea's first match since 8th March when they beat Everton 4-0 while Villa drew 0-0 at home to Sheffield United last Wednesday. It was a controversial game as the Blades scored, but the GLT did not buzz despite the ball clearly crossing the line and the VAR did not check the incident. We hope it's working today!
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19th v 4th. 26pts v 48pts. Chelsea are in the CL places by two points at the moment while Villa are one point off safety, but this is their game in hand. They need to win to end the day outside the bottom three.
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Chelsea XI: Kepa (GK); Alonso, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Kovacic, Kante, Loftus-Cheek; Mount, Giroud and Willian.
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Aston Villa XI: Nyland (GK); Targett, Hause, Mings, Konsa; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; Grealish, Davis and El-Ghazi.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Chelsea from Villa Park!
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