Aston Villa vs Chelsea LIVE!

Aston Villa vs Chelsea LIVE!

Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Match details

2019/20 UEFA Champions League schedule

7-8 August: Round of 16 second legs (venues to be confirmed)
12-15 August: Quarter-finals (Lisbon)
18-19 August: Semi-finals (Lisbon)
23 August: Final (Lisbon)

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner are through the door, Ben Chilwell is also on the target list, and Kai Havertz is another to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS

Team to play Chelsea: Nyland, Hause, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish.

Subs: Reina, Taylor, Elmohamady, Nakamba, Vassilev, Jota, Trezeguet, Baston, Samatta.

CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

Team to play Aston Villa: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Willian, Giroud, Mount.

Subs: Caballero, James, Zouma, Emerson, Gilmour, Barkley, Pulisic, Pedro, Abraham.

1 min

Already Villa have a free-kick in a decent position, 25 yards out and right of centre.

4 min

A decent cross finds Loftus-Cheek who heads well wide.

8 min

Chelsea’s first corner of the afternoon is at the back post from Willian, but Konsa heads away under little pressure.

13 min

More good approach play from Chelsea, with a lovely switch pass out wide from Kante to Willian.

17 min

Davis backheels it smartly to McGinn, who is then hacked down on the half-way line.

21 min

Mount drive from 20 yards which is bending away from Nyland, who dives well to punch it away.

25 min

We’ve got our first water break.

29 min

Kante, looks to find Azpilicueta, Targett intercepts and clears to Davis and Villa are back to square one again.

33 min

Kovacic goes for goal with but his shot went straight to Nyland who failed to hold it first time and grabs it as it trickles towards the line.

35 min

El Ghazi is given space to shoot from 20 yards and fires in a powerful low drive which Kepa gets down to punch away.

GOAL! ASTON VILLA 1-0 CHELSEA (Hause 43)

45 min

Three minutes added on.

HT: ASTON VILLA 1-0 CHELSEA

46 min

We’re back underway at Villa Park.

51 min

Rudiger gifts El Ghazi the ball in the Chelsea half, but forced to hold the ball up and wait for options and opts for a cross which Christensen heads away.

56 min

SUBS! Maybe this’ll bring them more – Barkley and Pulisic replace Kovacic and the quiet Loftus-Cheek.

Davis is off for Samatta.

GOAL! ASTON VILLA 1-1 CHELSEA (Pulisic 60)

GOAL! ASTON VILLA 1-2 CHELSEA (Giroud 62)

69 min

Makamba replaces him, and El Ghazi is benched for Trezeguet too.

76 min

Barkley wins a corner from Hause. Willian’s delivery isn’t too bad but Nyland holds well.

80 min

Abraham is on for Giroud for the last 10 minutes.

87 min

One final change for Aston Villa, with Jota on for McGinn.

90 min

We’re going to have five minutes added on. Reece James is also heading on for Willian.

90 + 5 min

FT: Aston Villa 1 – Chelsea 2

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