Aston Villa welcomed Chelsea at Villa Park earlier this evening as they focused on grinding out a result in front of their home fans. The Villans made a good start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 28th minute when Reece James scored an unfortunate own goal. However, Jorginho equalised for the Blues just six minutes later when he successfully converted his penalty. Both sides went into the half-time interval with a 1-1 scoreline.
Romelu Lukaku gave Chelsea the lead in the 56th minute before Jorginho scored another penalty in the dying embers of the game. The contest finished with the Villans suffering a 3-1 defeat at home.
Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player performed during the match against the Blues.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 5.5/10
The Argentine keeper made one solid save in the second half but will be disappointed after letting in three goals during the 90 minutes.
RB: Matty Cash – 6.5/10
He worked his socks off to keep things tight defensively and created a few decent chances for his teammates from the right-wing.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 5.5/10
Konsa made several important clearances at the back but gave away a cheap penalty in injury-time while trying to catch up with Lukaku.
CB: Tyrone Mings – 6/10
Mings was always willing to put his foot through the ball but won’t be pleased after allowing three goals this evening.
LB: Matt Targett – 6.5/10
The English left-back did his fair share of defending and made two key chances in the attacking end of the pitch.
CM: Morgan Sanson – 7.5/10
Sanson worked hard to protect his backline and made multiple runs with the ball from midfield. He ran out of gas and got substituted in the 75th minute.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 6/10
He anchored the midfield well at times and completed a couple of driving runs with the ball going forward.
CM: Jacob Ramsey – 6/10
Ramsey fought for the loose ball well in midfield but offered very little in the Chelsea half.
CAM: Emiliano Buendia – 5.5/10
The Argentine playmaker had a quiet game in the final third and never looked like he had a goal in him.
ST: Danny Ings – 6/10
He had a few shot attempts but was wasteful in front of the Chelsea goal. Ings could only last 72 minutes.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 6/10
Watkins worked hard but struggled to threaten the opposition goal. His link-up play also left a lot to be desired.
RW: Bertrand Traore – 6/10
He added some pace to Aston Villa’s attack.
CM: Samuel Chukwuemeka – 6/10
Chukwuemeka struggled to get into the flow of the game.
LW: Anwar El Ghazi – 6/10
He had one shot on target but his effort was quite tame to trouble Edouard Mendy.