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4 Things Witnessed In Chelsea’s 1-1 Draw Against Aston Villa

Kelvin Muchuma

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On Monday night December 28, Chelsea hosted Aston Villa at the Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were keen on grabbing the three points from that premier league clash so as to move up in the table but Aston Villa were strong enough not to allow them. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Each team took one point each.

 

Chelsea are now in position six in the premier league table with 26 points while Aston Villa sit in position five with 26 points as well. What separates them is one goal. There were a couple of chances in that match but the draw was the only result that the two teams could manage. What happened in that match is as follows.

1. Olivier Giroud’s goal.

Chelsea opened the score sheet with a goal in the 34th minute. This goal was scored by Olivier Giroud after being assisted by Ben Chilwell. That goal put Chelsea ahead for the rest of first half as they looked for more to strengthen their advantage.

2. Anwar El-Ghazi’s equalizer.

Anwar El-Ghazi came to the rescue of Aston Villa when he netted an equalizer in the 50th minute, just shortly into the second half. This one brought Aston Villa back into the game and it gave them hope of at least scooping something out of that match. Anwar was assisted by Matty Cash.

3. Chelsea’s ball possession.

Chelsea dominated in almost everything in that match. The more crucial one was the ball possession. The Blues were fantastic when it came to ball possession and this really gave their visitors Aston Villa problems. At the end of it all, Chelsea had a ball possession percentage of 64.

4. Emiliano Martinez’s saves.

Aston Villa’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was up to the task that night. He made 4 very important saves that guaranteed his team the one point that they took home.

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