Watch Aston Villa vs Chelsea Live Match and Goal Highlights
The Blues also claimed a 2-1 win against Leicester City who beat them in the Emirates FA Cup 1-0 from a Youri Teleimans striker from 25 yards in the second half of that final.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview have seen both teams last five encounter ended with the Blues winning four out of them all and drew just one, which the last time they were defeated by Villa was back in 2014.
Ross Barkley is ineligible to face his parent club, but he’s unlikely to start with Jack Grealish returning to XI midweek. Morgan Sanson and Matty Cash join him on the sidelines. Andreas Christensen is available for the Chelsea national team after an injury, but the involvement of N’Golo Kante and Kai Havertz remains to be seen (although both will return for the Champions League final).
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Aston Villa: Martinez; Konsa, Mings, Hause, Targett; Nakamba, McGinn; Traore, Grealish, El Ghazi; Watkins.
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Ziyech, Mount; Werner.
1* – the match is underway here
20* – Werner cross to the back post is met by Ben Chilwell on the volley. The Chelsea left-back’s effort is straight at Martinez, though.
28* – Ball is worked out wide to Azpilicueta. He crosses and finds Mount in the Villa box but Chelsea’s Player of the Year lashes over.
31* – Kovacic loses possession to McGinn in midfield and the Scotland international shoots just wide. Let off for Chelsea.
Tottenham equalise against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. So the Foxes drop out of the top four as things stand and Chelsea are back in.
45* – Oh boy. Chelsea are in trouble. Bertrand Traore, a former Blue, is left free in the Blues penalty area and he guides his shot behind Mendy.
Chelsea are still in the top four as things stand. Only on goal difference and only because Leicester are drawing with Tottenham.
Half time: Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea
That was such a disappointing performance from Chelsea. As things stand the Blues are in the top four but it’s only on goal difference.
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