Stats: Chelsea v Aston Villa 05/10/2008
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Chelsea 2 - Aston Villa 0

Stamford Bridge


Attendance: 41,593


2 - 0
Aston Villa
Cole (21) Anelka (44)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,593
The Teams
Petr Cech
Brad Friedel
Jose Bosingwa
Luke Young
Branislav Ivanovic
Curtis Davies
John Terry
Martin Laursen
Ashley Cole
Nicky Shorey
Nigel Reo-Coker
Joe Cole
Stiliyan Petrov
Michael Ballack
Gareth Barry
Frank Lampard
Ashley Young
Florent Malouda
John Carew
Nicolas Anelka
Gabby Agbonlahor
Henrique Hilario
Carlos Cuellar
Juliano Belletti
Marlon Harewood
Salomon Kalou
James Milner
Michael Mancienne
Brad Guzan
Wayne Bridge
Zat Knight
Franco Di Santo
Craig Gardner
Paulo Ferreira
Moustapha Salifou
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Oh well, never mind. Onward and upward!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 5 2008

Time: 5:38PM

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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?
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05/10/2008 17:56:00

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!
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05/10/2008 18:36:00

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.
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05/10/2008 18:53:00

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
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05/10/2008 19:37:00

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.
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05/10/2008 20:00:00

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.
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05/10/2008 20:17:00

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!
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05/10/2008 20:32:00

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
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05/10/2008 20:43:00

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!
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05/10/2008 21:01:00

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!!
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05/10/2008 21:31:00

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.
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05/10/2008 22:29:00

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.
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05/10/2008 22:30:00

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
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05/10/2008 22:33:00

still unbelievable that young hasnt been selected for england. i just cant comprehend that kind of decision...
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05/10/2008 22:37:00

The reason Young isn't in the England seniors is because the under 21s have a very important match on Friday.
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05/10/2008 22:50:00

thirtyone, surely young is 23...
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05/10/2008 22:59:00

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!
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06/10/2008 00:30:00

That wasn`t enjoyable at all !! Fair play to Chelsea as they looked strong but we just weren`t at the races.
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06/10/2008 09:20:00

we lost because i didnt watch the match. lucky you Chelsea..
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06/10/2008 09:43:00

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.
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06/10/2008 09:56:00

We simply didn't show, we weren't allowed to. Outclassed, pure and simple. What a let down.
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02/11/2008 22:55:00

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.
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02/11/2008 22:57:00


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