Aston Villa locked horns with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this evening as they focused on securing a good result on the road. The Villans made a bright start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 18th minute when Ollie Watkins found the back of the net. The West Midlands club went into the half-time interval with a 1-0 advantage.
Unai Emery’s players managed to double their lead in the 56th minute when John McGinn scored with a great strike. Aston Villa protected their advantage well and secured an impressive 2-0 victory away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player fared during the clash against the Blues.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 8.5/10
The Argentine keeper made a lot of crucial saves at the back and did well to keep his clean sheet intact.
RB: Ashley Young – 6.5/10
He made a lot of vital clearances inside his half but offered very little going forward.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 7/10
Konsa didn’t do much wrong at the back and secured an important clean sheet this evening. He was accurate with his passing as well.
CB: Tyrone Mings – 7/10
He made a lot of essential defensive contributions at the back and will be quite happy with the clean sheet today.
LB: Alex Moreno – 7.5/10
The Spaniard gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch. However, he didn’t do much going forward.
RM: John McGinn – 8.5/10
McGinn was a constant menace in the Chelsea half and scored a great goal to double his team’s advantage in the 56th minute.
CM: Boubacar Kamara – 6/10
He was a bit sloppy on the ball and got replaced at half-time.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 7/10
The Brazilian talent offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and was good on the ball.
LM: Jacob Ramsey – 8.5/10
He came back to defend when required and was lively in the Chelsea half. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
ST: Emiliano Buendia – 7/10
Buendia showed some glimpses of what he is capable of but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 7.5/10
Watkins was a positive influence at both ends of the field and scored a good opening goal for his side in the first half.
CB: Calum Chambers – 7/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back.
RW: Leon Bailey – 6/10
Bailey added some pace to Aston Villa’s attack.
CM: Leander Dendoncker – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.
LB: Lucas Digne – N/A
The French talent didn’t get enough time to warrant a rating.