Premier League

  • Diego Costa 34’
  • A. Hutton (OG) 54’
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 0
1 Half Time 0
Premier League
Stamford Bridge
Attendance 41,596


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      HALF TIME! The whistle blows to signal the end of the first half!
    • 90'
      FULL TIME! That's it! The whistle blows as Chelsea win the game 2-0!
    • 90'
      SI L. Rémy SO Willian
    • 90'
      L. Rémy enters play, replacing Willian.
    • 0'
      Thank you for joining me today as it finishes Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa.
    • 0'
      Villa put in a strong first-half showing and were unlucky to find themselves down at the break. But individual errors have cost them today. A second goal, courtesy of a Costa goal that took a huge deflection into the net, all but finished them off with Sherwood's side second-best after going 2-0 dow
    • 0'
      Chelsea take the three points - and what a huge three points it is. After a slow start to the season, compounded by that 3-1 home defeat to Southampton before the international break, they needed to return to winning ways today. It wasn't the most convincing of wins with an error from Guzan and an o
    • 0'
      Chelsea are ahead at Stamford Bridge with a goal courtesy of Costa but, in truth, they have Guzan to thank for it. A poor judgement to play the ball short to Lescott - instead of hitting it long - allowed Willian the chance to steal the ball and set-up Costa for an easy tap-in. Similar mistakes from
    • 0'
      Historically, Stamford Bridge is not most favoured of venues for today's visitors. The Villans have conceded 30 goals in their last eight at this ground and have not kept a top-flight clean sheet here since March 1998. Their only win in the last 13 here came in a 3-1 victory on New Year’s Eve 2011.
    • 0'
      Just as hungry for points is Tim Sherwood. Six defeats from the opening eight league fixtures is the worst record of any Premier League club this season. Four points from eight matches also equals their worst ever start to a top-flight season. Sherwood is in dire need of a victory with his job repor
    • 0'
      After a 3-1 loss at home to Southampton prior to the international break, Chelsea are hoping to avoid a second consecutive Premier League home defeat for the first time since 2011 - and the first time in Jose Mourinho's career. With the Blues already 10 points behind league-leaders Manchester City,
    • 0'
      Some notable exclusions then for Chelsea as Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill are dropped to the bench. Nemanja Matic is also out of the starting line-up. Ruben Loftus-Cheek comes in as expected while Baba Rahman makes his Premier League debut. Aston Villa opt for the more defensive-minded Kieran Richards
    • 0'
      Substitutes: Bacuna, Sinclair, Adama, Amavi, Sanchez, Bunn, Crespo.
    • 0'
      Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Guzan; Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Richardson; Gana, Westwood; Grealish, Gil, Ayew; Gestede.
    • 0'
      Substitutes: Oscar, Hazard, Mikel, Remy, Matic, Cahill, Blackman.
    • 0'
      Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Azpilicueta, Terry, Zouma, Baba; Ramires, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Costa.
    • 0'
      We'll start things off with team news that has just come in.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live commentary from the Premier League as Chelsea host Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. You will be with me, Tom Davis, for this one. Kick-off is in just over 45 minutes.
    • 1'
      KICK-OFF! We're underway at Stamford Bridge!
    • 2'
      Pedro tries to spring the first attack of the game as he latches onto a ball in the final third. He is out-muscled by Richards, who intervenes, before Hutton steps in to steal the ball off the Chelsea attacker. Pedro lunges in to try and win possession back but concedes a free-kick just outside the
    • 4'
      A well-timed tackle from Westwood on Willian breaks up a potentially promising counter-attack from the hosts on the halfway line. Westwood releases Grealish but the Villa youngster is brought down midway through the Chelsea half.
    • 5'
      Villa float the free-kick into the area but it's headed away and out of danger. Gil is waiting on the edge of the box for any loose balls and picks up the clearance, letting leash an effort from distance but his shot is always rising and sails over Begovic's bar.
    • 6'
      CHANCE! Pedro picks up the ball on the edge of the box and slips a pass into Loftus-Cheek inside the area. He tries to curl an effort into the bottom right-hand corner of the net but it is deflected and out for a corner - which Villa clear.
    • 9'
      Hutton tries to break free down the right-hand side as he races towards the byline with the ball. He looks up to cross but, with Gestede the only target in the area, Villa are crowded out and Begovic comes out to claim with ease.
    • 11'
      CHANCE! Hutton again breaks forward for Villa! He picks up a pass from Richards and looks to take Baba on at left-back. Baba is far too weak in the challenge and Hutton brushes past him to dart into the area. Again, there is little in the way of claret and blue bodies to aim for with the cross so th
    • 14'
      Some smart play from Chelsea in the final third creates space for the ball to be switched to Azpilicueta on the right. He has time to pick out a cross from deep with numbers in the area but it fails to beat the first man and is cleared on the edge of the area.
    • 15'
      A half-chance from Villa comes through Grealish. Gestede has the ball on the edge of the area and plays the ball out wide for Grealish on the right. He could lift his head up for a cross with Villa attacking in numbers, but opts to take on Baba and fire a low shot on goal which is saved by Begovic.
    • 17'
      OFFSIDE! A chance goes missing for Chelsea as Loftus-Cheek does incredibly well to engineer a move for Costa. He carries the ball through the middle and holds off a host of challenges before slipping through Costa. But the Spain international doesn't time his run well and is caught offside by Richar
    • 19'
      Chelsea were beginning to build some momentum there but a poor pass from Azpilicueta to Willian - with the player just yards away from him - is over-hit, ending a solid five minute spell for the Blues, and goes out for a Villa throw near the halfway line.
    • 22'
      Azpilicueta again finds himself in a bit of trouble as he gives away a clumsly foul against Grealish in a decent shooting position for Villa from the free-kick.
    • 23'
      CHANCE! Gana and Ayew stand over the free-kick but it is the latter who takes it, firing a shot just over the bar. It is hit well but doesn't quite dip in time as it drops inches over the bar to the right of Begovic.
    • 24'
      At the other end Chelsea are given a free-kick from deep of their own. Guzan comes out to punch the delivery but is beaten by a headed clearance from Richards. The ball comes back out to the hosts, who spray the ball back out wide with Zouma on the left, but his cross low along the box is smothered
    • 28'
      A decent spell of Chelsea pressure sees the Blues handed another corner on the right after Azpilicueta forces the clearance.
    • 30'
      Fabregas floats in the corner towards his Spain teammate Pedro, but Pedro is fouled on the edge of the box which gives Chelsea a free-kick in a strong shooting position. Zouma steps up to take it but hits an effort into the wall. A wasted moment there for Chelsea.
    • 32'
      CHANCE! Ayew does well at the other end to break free of his marker on the left and fire in a low cross towards Gestede. The big target man stretches for the ball but gets ahead of Terry to scoop the ball just over the bar. That was a difficult one to take for the Villa striker but a decent effort.
    • 34'
      G Diego Costa Assist Willian
    • 34'
      Willian gave the assist.
    • 34'
      GOAAAAAL! What a terrible mistake! A ball is played back to Guzan in goal who, instead of playing long, tries a shot pass to Lescott on the edge of the area. Lescott fails to control the ball as he is pressurised by Willian and the Brazil international simply taps th e ball across goal for Costa to
    • 36'
      A long ball forward rolls out to Guzan in the Villa goal. This time he puts his foot straight through it and clears high towards the half-way line. He perhaps should have done that just minutes ago and will know his earlier error has cost his side here after some decent play in this first-half.
    • 39'
      CHANCE! Another half chance for Villa at the other end as Gestede knocks down a long ball forward on the edge of the box. Gil controls, running into the area, but the ball is poked clear. Westwood picks up the loose ball to attempt a fierce drive on goal but it fizzes wide of the goal.
    • 41'
      Some close play between Fabregas and Pedro allows the former the chance to try and fire a cross in from the right but his delivery is claimed by Guzan.
    • 43'
      PENALTY!? Richardson sells Lescott short with a pass in the second defensive effort from Villa in this half. Costa is quick enough to intercept but, as he carries the ball into the box, he isn't quick enough to shake off the challenge from Richardson who sticks a foot out inside the area to disposse
    • 45'
      CHANCE! Another sloppy pass from Villa sets up Chelsea for an attack. Richards squares the ball in defence but hits it straight to Willian. He in turn plays the ball to Costa who tries to find the run of Loftus-Cheek into the penalty area with a clever pass but it is slightly over-hit which allows G
    • 45'
      One minute of added time has been given to end this first half.
    • 46'
      SI N. Matić SO Willian
    • 46'
      N. Matić enters the game and replaces R. Loftus-Cheek.
    • 46'
      SECOND HALF! Chelsea kick us off for the second period!
    • 47'
      CHANCE! Aston Villa have the first chance of the game and it comes through Grealish. He takes on Azpilicueta on the right and, not for the first time, beats his man. As he cuts inside in the area he takes a shot on a goal but it's a tight angle and flies across goal and wide. Good play from the Vill
    • 47'
      SUBSTITUTION! Matic replaces Loftus-Cheek at the break.
    • 49'
      J. Ayew gets yellow.
    • 49'
      Ayew picks up the first card of the game for Villa after a poor tackle near the halfway line, to the left, on Ramires.
    • 50'
      Villa continue to build the pressure down the left with consecutive throw-ins but are forced to play the ball back inside after being crowded out on the flanks. Gil loses the ball as Ramires starts a Chelsea attack.
    • 54'
      GOAAAAAL! Chelsea double their lead through a deflected shot from Costa! Fabregas spots Costa in open space on the right. He controls the ball inside the area but his touch takes it away from him. He manages to turn back before hitting a shot and it takes a huge deflection off Hutton as it wrong-foo
    • 55'
      That's a cruel blow for Villa. On the balance of play they have edged this game. Yet a wicked deflection has all but sealed Chelsea the win with just over 30 minutes to play. Sherwood's side have scored in their last nine away games in the Premier League - which is the longest run in the top-flight
    • 59'
      A ball is sprayed out wide from Costa to Pedro on the right. He looks to take on Richardson inside the penalty area and gets across his marker to hit a shot on goal, but it flies wide of the bar.
    • 61'
      Willian shows a burst of pace to break free from Richardson on the half-way line, but the Villa left-back tugs on the shirt of his opponent and concedes a free-kick. He is handed a yellow card in the process.
    • 62'
      K. Richardson receives a yellow card.
    • 64'
      SI J. Amavi SO Willian
    • 64'
      J. Amavi comes on for K. Richardson.
    • 64'
      SUBSTITUTION! Amavi has come on for Richardson at left-back.
    • 66'
      Hutton does well to take on Baba and beat him once more, hitting a low cross into the area, but the ball is cleared at the near post before being hit out for a Villa throw-in midway through the Chelsea half.
    • 68'
      SI Adama Traoré SO Willian
    • 68'
      J. Ayew is done for the day. Adama Traoré is his replacement.
    • 68'
      SUBSTITUTION! A second change for Villa as Ayew comes off for Adama, who returns from a lengthy calf injury.
    • 69'
      CHANCE! Another mistake from Villa at the back! Amavi is caught out on the left after trying to play his way out of the back. Willian intercepts a pass to Westwood and bursts forward towards the area. He slips in Costa who looks to get a first-time show away but Richards does enough to cut across an
    • 71'
      CHANCE! A free-kick is hit from deep by Gil towards the back-post. Lescott is there to meet it and tries to knock the ball in from a tight angle but Azpilicueta gets his body in the way to clear the ball off the line and out for a corner!
    • 74'
      Willian is yellow-carded.
    • 74'
      Willian picks up a yellow card after conceding a foul against Gana and talking himself into trouble with the referee.
    • 77'
      Chelsea are slowly but surely edging closer towards the three points now with just over 10 minutes left to play. The home crowd are in full voice as they sing their team to victory. It hasn't been the best of performances today, but they surely have the three points they need.
    • 80'
      CHANCE! A great ball from Willian releases Fabregas out wide who cuts back inside into the penalty area before taking a shot, which whistles across goal and wide. Not far off from the Spain international.
    • 83'
      SI E. Hazard SO Willian
    • 83'
      Pedro is replaced with E. Hazard.
    • 83'
      SUBSTITUTION! Hazard has come on for Pedro.
    • 85'
      J. Grealish is cautioned by the referee.
    • 85'
      Grealish picks up a yellow card for a late tackle on Azpilicueta, right under the nose of an angry Jose Mourinho.
    • 88'
      Hazard goes down on the edge of the penalty area after carrying it forward, but a foul isn't given. Chelsea continue the attack through Costa who wins a corner.
    • 90'
      Four minutes are given at the end.

    Line Up




    Thomas Tuchel
    Dean Smith



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 20 16
    Yellow Cards 1 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

    Connect with The World Game

    • Subscribe
    • App
    • Follow
    • Listen
    • Watch