On April 1, one of the matches of the 29th round of the English Football Championship took place. Chelsea (London) and Aston Villa (England) met.
English Championship, round 29
Chelsea (London) — Aston Villa (England) — 0:2 (0:1)
Goals: O. Watkins (18), McGinn (56)
Warnings: Boubacar Camara (4), Kovacic (39), B. Chilwell (54), Fernandez (68), C. Chambers (84), Digne (90+3)
Review of the match Chelsea - Aston Villa:
Chelsea took on Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge in a highly anticipated Premier League fixture. Since both teams were looking to earn important points in the standings, the match promised to be interesting. From the very beginning, Aston Villa seized the initiative, and B. Camara received a yellow card for a foul in the fourth minute of the game. However, the first goal was scored only in the 18th minute, when O. Watkins scored a goal against Aston Villa. Chelsea reacted quickly and came close to it on several occasions. However, a yellow card from M. Kovacic in the 39th minute seemed to knock them off their feet. The second half began with Aston Villa replacing B. Kamara with K. Chambers. Chelsea continued to push forward but were met with stubborn resistance from Aston Villa's defence. B. Chilwell received a yellow card in the 54th minute, adding to Chelsea's disappointment.
Aston Villa doubled their lead in the 56th minute with J. McGinn scoring. This prompted Chelsea to make two substitutions, with R. Loftus-Cheek and M. Mudrik replacing N. Kante and N. Maduka, respectively. Chelsea continued to attack, but E. Fernandez received a yellow card in the 68th minute. Then Aston Villa made a substitution: E. Buendia replaced L. Bailey. In the 80th minute, Chelsea made two more substitutions: instead of K. Gallagher and K. Pulisic, M. Kovacic and M. Cucurella came on, respectively. A yellow card from K. Chambers in the 84th minute added tension to the match. Aston Villa made their last two substitutions in the 87th and 89th minutes: Douglas Louis replaced L. Dendonker and A. Moreno replaced L. Digne. The match ended with Aston Villa earning a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Chelsea, who will now regroup and return to victory in the next match.
In the next round, the opponents are waiting for such matches: Wolverhampton - Chelsea, Aston Villa - Nottingham Forest.
Match stats Chelsea - Aston Villa:
|8||shots on target||2|
|19||Kicks from the box||2|
|8||Kicks from outside the box||3|