Aston Villa v Chelsea, 02 April 2016

Score4-0 to Chelsea
RefereeNeil Swarbrick
CompetitionPremier League
VenueVilla Park
Attendance31,120
Chelsea had now won eight of the last nine meetings (all Premier League). Kick-off: 12.45pm

Goals:

Goals:

Ruben Loftus-Cheek 26 G
Alexandre Pato penalty 45 P
Pedro 46 G
Pedro 59 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Defender Aly Cissokho
Defender Alan Hutton
Defender Micah Richards
Defender/Centre back Joleon Lescott
Defender/Midfielder Ashley R Westwood
Midfielder Carles Gil
Midfielder Idrissa Guèye
Midfielder Carlos Sánchez
Forward Jordan Ayew
Forward Rudy Gestede

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Matt Miazga
Defender Baba Rahman
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Branislav Ivanović
Defender/Midfielder Kenedy
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Pedro
Forward Loïc Rémy

Substitutions:

Jack Grealish for Carles Gil 66
Leandro Bacuna for Carlos Sánchez 67
Jordan Lyden for Idrissa Guèye 82

Substitutions:

Alexandre Pato for Loïc Rémy 23
Oscar for Kenedy 46
Jake Clarke-Salter for Pedro 74

Cards:

Idrissa Guèye 28 Y
Aly Cissokho 45 Y
Carlos Sánchez 61 Y
Alan Hutton 78 Y
Alan Hutton 85 Y
Alan Hutton 85 R
Ashley R Westwood 87 Y

Cards:

Cesc Fabregas 29 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mark Bunn
Defender Jordan Lyden
Defender Jores Okore
Defender/Midfielder Leandro Bacuna
Midfielder Jordan Veretout
Midfielder/Forward Jack Grealish
Forward Scott Sinclair

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Oscar
Midfielder Bertrand Traoré
Forward Radamel Falcao

Comments:

League position: 20th Aston Villa had now lost seven consecutive Premier League games for the second time in this season. Villa now had the lowest goalscoring tally (22) and worst defensive record (62 goals) in this Premier League season. Aly Cissokho was booked in the second minute of added time in the first half.

Comments:

League position: 10th Chelsea had now set the longest unbeaten run of any team in the Premier League in this season (15 games). They became the third club to win 200 away games in the Premier League (Manchester United 245 and Arsenal 208). Alexandre Pato scored from the penalty spot in the third minute of added time in the first half. The Premier League’s Goal Accreditation Panel ruled on the following: - Chelsea’s first goal against Aston Villa on Saturday 2nd April 2016 has been confirmed as a Ruben Loftus-Cheek goal. (Circular 19 – 8th April 2016)