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McGinn Gets 7, Mings With 5 | Aston Villa Players Rated In Poor Loss Vs Chelsea

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Aston Villa entertained Chelsea at Villa Park earlier tonight as they looked to secure a good result at home. The Villans made a poor start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the sixth minute when Mason Mount scored with a good finish. Steven Gerrard’s men went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.

The West Midlands outfit failed to come up with a response after the restart and ended up conceding their second goal in the 65th minute when Mount found the back of the net once again. The Villans ended up crashing to a disappointing 2-0 defeat in front of their home fans which would mount even more pressure on Gerrard now.

Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player performed during the clash against the Blues.

GK: Emiliano Martinez – 6.5/10

The Argentine keeper made a couple of decent saves at the back and will be disappointed after failing to keep a clean sheet in both halves.

RB: Matty Cash – 6.5/10

He was far from convincing at the back but engineered a few inviting chances in the final third.

CB: Ezri Konsa – 6.5/10

Konsa gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field but still ended up shipping in a couple of goals today.

CB: Tyrone Mings – 5/10

He made a few errors of judgment at the back which cost the Villans a result.

Villa Park
Villa Park

LB: Ashley Young – 6.5/10

Young worked hard defensively and made one good chance in the final third.

CM: Jacob Ramsey – 6/10

Ramsey struggled to get a foothold in the game and got replaced in the 77th minute.

CM: Douglas Luiz – 6.5/10

The Brazilian earned the ball back a few times and was a threat in front of the opponent’s goal.

CM: John McGinn – 7/10

McGinn got stuck in with some solid tackles but struggled to be decisive in the final third.

RW: Leon Bailey – 6.5/10

He had a few bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

ST: Danny Ings – 6.5/10

Ings came back to defend when needed and was a constant menace in the final third.

LW: Ollie Watkins – 6/10

Watkins struggled to be productive in front of the Chelsea goal despite having a few strikes today.

Substitutes:

CAM: Emiliano Buendia – 6/10

He offered very little after coming off the bench.

LW: Philippe Coutinho – 6/10

Coutinho had one shot at goal.

CM: Leander Dendoncker – 6/10

He added some energy to Aston Villa’s midfield.

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