2021/22
Matchweek 19
All times shown are your local time
Sun 26 Dec 2021
Kick Off:
Villa Park, Birmingham
Att: 41,907
Ref: Martin Atkinson
KOMins
28
33
34
  • HT
  • 65
    70
    90 +2
    90 +3
  • FT
  • WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

    MAN OF THE MATCH?

    Jorginho and Lukaku complete Chelsea turnaround

    Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to inspire Chelsea to a comeback victory over Aston Villa in which Jorginho scored twice.

    The hosts went ahead on 28 minutes when Matt Targett's cross deflected off the head of the unfortunate Reece James and looped over Edouard Mendy.

    Chelsea levelled six minutes later through Jorginho's penalty awarded after Matty Cash had brought down Callum Hudson-Odoi.

    The visitors lost both Trevoh Chalobah and Thiago Silva to injury, but one of their replacements, Lukaku, put Chelsea back in front.

    The Belgian striker made space for himself to head in Hudson-Odoi's cross on 56 minutes.

    Lukaku was brought down by Ezri Konsa for a second penalty in stoppage-time which Jorginho converted for his fifth goal in as many matches.

    Chelsea are unbeaten in four matches and stay third but are now level on points with Liverpool, who have played one match fewer.

    Villa are 11th with 22 points.

    See: Villa report | Chelsea report

    Next fixtures

    Villa: 28 Dec v Leeds (A)
    Chelsea: 29 Dec v Brighton (H)

    Match officials

    Referee: Martin Atkinson. Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis. Fourth official: Michael Salisbury. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Dan Cook.

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    Match officials

    Referee: Martin Atkinson

    Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis

    Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury

    VAR: Stuart Attwell

    Assistant VAR: Daniel Cook

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        Season So Far

        Aston Villa
         
        Chelsea

        Top Player Stats

          Head-to-Head

          Aston Villa
          Total Wins
          15
          Home
          8
          Away
          7
          Chelsea
          Total Wins
          29
          Home
          16
          Away
          13

          Played

          57

          Draws 13

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