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Chelsea 2 - Aston Villa 0

Stamford Bridge

05/10/2008

Attendance: 41,593

Referee:

Chelsea
2 - 0
Aston Villa
Cole (21) Anelka (44)
 
 
Venue: Stamford Bridge
 
Attendance: 41,593
The Teams
Petr Cech
 
 
 
Brad Friedel
 
 
Jose Bosingwa
 
 
 
Luke Young
 
 
46
Branislav Ivanovic
 
 
 
Curtis Davies
 
 
46
John Terry
 
 
 
Martin Laursen
 
 
Ashley Cole
 
 
 
Nicky Shorey
 
 
Mikel
 
 
 
Nigel Reo-Coker
 
 
Joe Cole
 
 
57
 
Stiliyan Petrov
 
 
Michael Ballack
 
 
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
Frank Lampard
 
 
 
Ashley Young
 
 
Florent Malouda
 
 
81
 
John Carew
 
 
71
Nicolas Anelka
 
 
46
 
Gabby Agbonlahor
 
 
Substitutes
Henrique Hilario
 
 
 
Carlos Cuellar
 
 
46
Juliano Belletti
 
 
81
 
Marlon Harewood
 
 
71
Salomon Kalou
 
 
57
 
James Milner
 
 
46
Michael Mancienne
 
 
 
Brad Guzan
 
 
Wayne Bridge
 
 
 
Zat Knight
 
 
Franco Di Santo
 
 
46
 
Craig Gardner
 
 
Paulo Ferreira
 
 
 
Moustapha Salifou
 
 
Game Statistics
27
Goal Attempts
8
15
On Target
3
7
Corners
1
2
Offside
2
0
Yellow Cards
3
52
%
48
Comments...
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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 5 2008

Time: 5:38PM

Your Comments

looks like the gulf in class between top four and those bubbling under is still huge! Good luck for the remainder of the season though and it was about time we beat you wasn't it?
merlin
No merlin. The gap is not far at all. You are not a top 4 side. You are a top 1 side. That aside, you're probably the best team in Europe. To compare Villa to Chelsea is apples and oranges at the moment. The gap between Arsenal and Liverpool and us is not large at all. Spectacular performance and good luck in the league!
los_angeles_villan
Not upset about todays defeat,Chelsea in that form are the best team in the world and Scolari is proving to be top class,I knew he wouldnt make the mistake of underestimating us.Going by the commentary the subs did well especially Cuellar,and it seems Friedel had a superb game.A reality check wont hurt us,Gabby and Carew exposed against good opposition as always,I dont rate them.
Pking
we just looked tired and not up for it , gabby was shocking AGAIN , bring on nathan for a run i say. chelsea looked good but we let them play ,no pressure on the ball and passing was a joke .martin kick some butt !
atkinson villa
Chelsea's midfield was amazing even though they had an extra man in the middle. Gabby was getting criticism from Merse on SKY saying that he is overhyped and he doesn't rate him atall.
Villan444
Well i just have to say some thing.I am really happy we won & more importantly in that fashion.Score could have been like portsmouth3-0 or 4-0.I didn't like some of the Villa Fan's over confidence.The way manty of ur fans approach this game by saying we will end Chelsea's home record makes me feel u underestimate us probably bcoz of our injuries.Ther r very few teams in EPL who can talk like that.No matter how good ur run is Even Manu,Pool,Arsenal come to Bridge first to get a point & secondly trying to win.& its same for us also.We will do the against u & tough componenets.But that confidence still doesn't suit u bcoz u r still Villa & I am happy we put u HIGH FLYING VILLA to the ground.Infact I will be very happy to end our home records in hands of u,Portsmouth Or any other team rather than Polls,Arsenal or MANU.& I also know it will be tough again in ur home ground.
Saimon_blues
It's a sigh of relief being civil and respectful with opposition supporters. In fact, it's been a pleasure. Well done and good luck in the league. Please, oh please, bump Liverpool out of the top four!
RadioactiveD
didn't compete today. chelsea played the best game i have seen them play in a while and we were out hussled. tactically scolari got it right, keeping young out the game. gabby the same, and i think its harsh to say things about his performance when the whole side was second best. just a bump on the highway of life and we will be back
ric112
very poor game from barry when we needed a big game out of him...gabby was appalling...carew not much better...and did i miss the meeting where it was decided that we would not sing anymore away from home?!! 2nd game in a row now where weve been outsung from the home fans. small complaint i know but its one of the few positives i take out of a crap performance when we turn up somewhere as supporters and make our prescence known!
cat_shafton
I have said it before - Gabby believes his own hype - he has peaked and will go the way of Vassell before him. I wish we had have got Doyle or someone!!
deano.avfc
CSKA 27 Goal Attempts Aston Villa 8 Kind of says it all really. When those stats are reversed Villa will be a team with title chances.
col8
It seems half the Villa side did not turn up, they were there in body but not much else. It is strange but when they talk themselves up in the press before a game they seem to talk themselves out of playing well. We were outpayed virtually everywhere on the field, Chelski were outstanding. Oh well, there is always next week.
Obediah
least the score wasn't embarrasing, and we played well in the second half. as mon says, too good for us, they played exceptionly (even for chelsea) and no team couldve beaten them. i'd let cuellar have a go after the break, and i pray we can get someone to threaten gabbys place. hes obviously a good player, like petrov, but both are complacent and need pressure+competition
NorthcliffeBandit
still unbelievable that young hasnt been selected for england. i just cant comprehend that kind of decision...
NorthcliffeBandit
The reason Young isn't in the England seniors is because the under 21s have a very important match on Friday.
ThirtyOne
thirtyone, surely young is 23...
NorthcliffeBandit
I was banking on the Villans to steal a point here but it wasn't to be. Well, I still say ASHLEY YOUNG is still the best thing that happened to England since...well, since Becks came into the scene!
ForeverUnited
That wasn`t enjoyable at all !! Fair play to Chelsea as they looked strong but we just weren`t at the races.
ASPINALL
we lost because i didnt watch the match. lucky you Chelsea..
Gruck
Leave Gabs alone, he'll come good he's no Vassel. He didn't really have much of an opportunity yesterday as Chels ruined us in midfield. I did think he could have come back a bit more to help out the midfield but even at our best Chelsea were the only ones taking points from that game. Well played Chelsea, hopefully we'll put a bit of effort in when the return game comes because even if we're beaten its appaling to see the boys not even giving it a propper go.
PTP
We simply didn't show, we weren't allowed to. Outclassed, pure and simple. What a let down.
glensider
Merlin is quite correct in what he says. The gulf in class is huge, and on the evidence of this showing, this is the best Chelsea team of recent seasons.
glensider
 

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