Chelsea lost 0-2 in the 2022-2023 English Premier League round 29 home game against Aston Villa held at Stamford Bridge in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 2nd. With the defeat, Chelsea fell to 11th in the league with 38 points (10 wins, 8 draws, 10 losses). Chelsea are in their worst form this season, not winning a single game against a team in the top 10. Director Graham Porter was under more pressure.
On the other hand, Aston Villa took valuable points on the road. With 41 points, Aston Villa rose to ninth place in the league. After taking over as coach Unai Emery, they took 16 points, including 5 wins on the road. Manchester City is the only team to have as much away points as Aston Villa during this period.
The home team, Chelsea, played in a 3-4-3 formation. Joao Felix, Kai Havertz, and Mihailo Mudric formed a three-top lineup, with Mateo Kovacic and Enso Fernandez in midfield. Ben Chilwell and Ruben Loftus Cheek lined up at left and right wingbacks, while Marc Cucurella, Khalidou Koulibaly and Reese James formed the back three. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Kepa Arrizabalaga. The visiting team, Aston Villa, played in a 4-4-2 formation. Olly Watkins and Emiliano Buendia stood at the top, and Jacob Ramsey, Douglas Lewis, Boubacar Camara, and John McGinn formed the midfield. Alex Moreno, Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa, and Ashley Young formed the back four, and Emiliano Martinez wore the goalkeeper glove.
The opening goal was scored by Aston Villa. In the 18th minute of the first half, the ball that Cucurella could not clear properly flowed backwards, and Watkins rushed it and succeeded in scoring with a sensational shot that exceeded Kepa’s height. Chilwell equalized with a header in added time in the first half, but it was canceled after a foul was called.
In the 11th minute of the second half, Aston Villa scored an additional goal. After dropping a corner kick from the left, McGinn shook the net with a mid-range shot. In the 12th minute of the second half, Chelsea took out Moudric and Loftus Cheek and put in Noni Madueke and N’Golo Kante to counterattack. Chelsea created a good chance. In the 20th minute of the second half, Madueke’s low cross from the right flank was flooded by Kante, who connected it with a powerful right-footed shot, but it missed the goal slightly. 토토사이트
Chelsea called Cucurella and Kovacic to the bench in the 35th minute of the second half, and Christian Pulisic and Conor Gallagher were put in to make the final game. But rather, Aston Villa got a chance. In the 36th minute of the second half, Leon Bailey, who caught the ball from the right flank, dug into the center and fired a powerful left-footed mid-range shot. The ball went out of the goal. No more goals were scored despite Chelsea’s offensive in extra time, and it ended with Aston Villa’s victory.