There seems to be no end in sight for Chelsea Football Club, as they suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa in their Premier League Matchday 29 encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.
The Blues were dominant in possession but struggled to create clear scoring opportunities against a disciplined Villa defence. The visitors almost took the lead in the first quarter of an hour but John McGinn and Ollie Watkins could not convert.
The opener eventually came in the 18th minute through Ollie Watkins. The Englishman capitalized on a mistimed header to lob Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and give Unai Emery’s side the lead which they took into the interval.
Scottish international John McGinn extended Villa’s advantage, when his 25-yard rocket found the back of the net. The Blues still retained the larger share of the possession in the latter stages as they sought to make a comeback but the Villans held firm for all three points.
Chelsea’s hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League next season are looking slimmer with each passing weekend, and the pressure will definitely be on manager Graham Potter and the club’s heirarchy led by chairman Todd Boehly.
🔴 Live Blog:
FULL-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-2 Aston Villa
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 0-2 Aston Villa (J. McGinn)
56′ MIN: John McGinn extends the Villans lead. McGinn’s effort from 25 yards, curls into the corner of the net.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa
HALF-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa (O. Watkins)
18′ MIN: Ollie Watkins has the opener for the visitors! A miss-timed header at the back leaves the striker plenty of space to delicately lob the ball into the net.
KICK-OFF AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa
The Blues are chasing an unlikely UCL qualification spot for next season but will need to produce the goods here in front of their fans, if they are to finish in the Top Four and nick that final UEFA Champions League ticket come the end of the campaign.
Aston Villa on the other hand, have been in impressive form since the arrival of gaffer Unai Emery. They have recorded some shocking results along the way this campaign and could upset the Blues on their patch.
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Chelsea is going to win by God grace