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Aston Villa 0 - Chelsea 0

Villa Park

02/01/2007

Attendance: 41 006

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Aston Villa
0 - 0
Chelsea
 
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 41 006
The Teams
Gabor Kiraly
 
 
 
Henrique Hilario
 
 
Olof Mellberg
 
 
 
Paulo Ferreira
 
 
Gary Cahill
 
 
 
Khalid Boulahrouz
 
 
33
Liam Ridgewell
 
 
 
Ricardo Carvalho
 
 
Wilfred Bouma
 
 
 
Ashley Cole
 
 
Craig Gardner
 
 
27
 
Michael Essien
 
 
Gavin McCann
 
 
 
Claude Makelele
 
 
Stiliyan Petrov
 
 
 
Frank Lampard
 
 
Steven Davis
 
 
75
 
S. Wright-Phillips
 
 
66
Gabriel Agbonlahor
 
 
 
Didier Drogba
 
 
Juan Pablo Angel
 
 
 
Salomon Kalou
 
 
75
Substitutes
Robert Olejnik
 
 
 
Wayne Bridge
 
 
Jlloyd Samuel
 
 
 
Geremi
 
 
33
Aaron Hughes
 
 
 
Andriy Shevchenko
 
 
66
Isaiah Osbourne
 
 
27
 
Magnus Hedman
 
 
Milan Baros
 
 
75
 
John Mikel
 
 
75
Game Statistics
4
Goal Attempts
22
0
On Target
2
5
Corners
8
1
Offside
2
7
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
3
45
%
55




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 2 2007

Time: 10:48PM

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A good, hard earned point!
xfranc
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02/01/2007 22:49:00

great result when you think about the difference in squads, but I'll never get used to players not at least having a pop at goal every now and then, 0 shots in 90mins does seem to defeat the purpose of the game?!!
The Fear
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02/01/2007 22:55:00

Well if we dont have a striker of worth or the ability to open up a defence its no surprise, but things will change. We knew things were bad the only way is fwd for Villa.
col8
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02/01/2007 22:57:00

Agreed Fear - would be nice to have a few pot shots at goal, I thought McCann shaped to shoot a couple of times but passed instead, still until Baros came on, I didnt think Angel looked interested.
xfranc
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02/01/2007 22:58:00

Defence was brilliant (except for the early Drogba effort) apart from our keeper that is. McCann was superb, Petrov affected by Angels inability to lay the ball off and the ineffectiveness of Gabby. Gardner and Davis are kids who are out of their depth. Beef up the midfield and supply the front and who knows Baros may bang a few in. Encouraging but MON needs to get some reinforcements, quick. Moore and Sorenson back soon will also help. UTV
Gazvilla
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02/01/2007 23:10:00

hard earned point, all we need is a couple of quality players to turn the hard work into goals. Thought Bouma was quality, leave him at left back and put Barry left midfield.
samtozer
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02/01/2007 23:12:00

Bouma had a good game, he really looked the part tonight. Under the circumstances a point was probably the best we could hope for. Battled throughout, no complaints there, but no pace or width up front. Baros looked lively when he came on, he seemed to up the tempo a bit. Three consecutive home games without a goal now. Not difficult to see where the main problem lies.
glensider
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03/01/2007 05:09:00

No creativity what so ever, but a great point never the less.
DeanoVilla
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03/01/2007 08:18:00

a great point...funny though..cheski are recording yo guys with only one shot off target all the match..you have four...somone cannot count...
ernshaw
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03/01/2007 08:26:00

It wasd just nice to stop the rot, and a good positive result for those who expected a thrashing, I put us down for a convincing win, but ah well such is life. : )
steff_the_villan
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03/01/2007 15:43:00

Cant remember 4 goal attempts..? Petrov free kick and Ridgewell header from a corner. Glad we scraped the draw but we have too many players in the team that are just not good enough for premiership football. Gardner and Ridgewell will always give 100% so i cant knock them for that but you need a certain level of ability to go with it.
deemz
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03/01/2007 17:01:00

deemz I think you will find that it was four attempts at getting close to their goal, not actual shots silly.
steff_the_villan
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03/01/2007 19:57:00

Chelsea didn't look the powerhouse outfit that they ought to be considering all the money spent. They look incomplete.
glensider
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02/03/2007 16:00:00

 

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