Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa: Tammy Abraham scores on return from injury

Published on: 04 December 2019

Tammy Abraham scored his 11th goal of the season with the opener, the most by an Englishman for Chelsea in a single Premier League season since Frank Lampard (15) in 2012-13.

Tammy Abraham reinforced his importance to Chelsea by scoring the opener and setting up the second on his return from injury as the Blues returned to winning ways against Aston Villa.

Abraham missed the Blues' home defeat by West Ham with a hip injury and put them ahead against Villa with a firm header from Reece James' cross.

After Villa equalised against the run of play when Trezeguet bundled in, Chelsea regained the lead shortly after the restart when Abraham neatly chested Willian's cross into the path of Mason Mount who thumped in a volley.

Chelsea, like they did in the first half before Trezeguet's leveller, dominated possession and territory as they looked to increase their advantage.

Abraham twice came close to adding a third against the club he helped fire to promotion last season, while Willian - one of Chelsea's other star performers - hit the post with an exquisite free-kick.

The Blues ended a run of back-to-back defeats with a victory which helps them consolidate fourth place, moving them six points clear of nearest rivals Wolves, while narrowing the gap on third-placed Manchester City to three points.

Villa, who have won just once on the road this season, remain in 15th place, a point above the relegation zone after Southampton's win.

More to follow.

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Line-ups

Chelsea

    1Arrizabalaga

    24James

    4Christensen

    15Zouma

    28Azpilicueta

    7Kanté

    17KovacicBooked at 81mins

    10WillianSubstituted forJorginhoat 90+1'minutes

    19MountBooked at 45mins

    22PulisicSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 86'minutes

    9AbrahamSubstituted forBatshuayiat 83'minutes

Substitutes

    5Jorginho

    13Caballero

    18Giroud

    20Hudson-Odoi

    23Batshuayi

    29Tomori

    33Emerson

Aston Villa

    1Heaton

    27El Mohamady

    15Konsa

    40Mings

    18TargettBooked at 64mins

    7McGinn

    11Nakamba

    14HourihaneSubstituted forDouglas Luizat 58'minutes

    17TrézéguetSubstituted forJotaat 76'minutes

    9Wesley

    10Grealish

Substitutes

    3Taylor

    6Douglas Luiz

    8Lansbury

    22Engels

    23Jota

    25Nyland

    26Kodjia

Referee:

Chris Kavanagh

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamAston Villa

Possession

Home64%

Away36%

Shots

Home25

Away9

Shots on Target

Home9

Away3

Corners

Home9

Away5

Fouls

Home18

Away10

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Chelsea 2, Aston Villa 1.

Full TimePosted at 90'+5'

Second Half ends, Chelsea 2, Aston Villa 1.

Posted at 90'+4'

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea).

Posted at 90'+4'

Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 90'+3'

Attempt blocked. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

Posted at 90'+3'

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90'+3'

Foul by Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa).

SubstitutionPosted at 90'+1'

Substitution, Chelsea. Jorginho replaces Willian because of an injury.

Posted at 90'+1'

Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90'+1'

Foul by Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa).

Posted at 90'

Attempt blocked. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michy Batshuayi.

Posted at 90'

Attempt saved. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ahmed El Mohamady with a cross.

Posted at 89'

Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

Posted at 89'

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 88'

Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 88'

Foul by Wesley (Aston Villa).

Posted at 87'

Foul by Mason Mount (Chelsea).

Posted at 87'

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

SubstitutionPosted at 86'

Substitution, Chelsea. Callum Hudson-Odoi replaces Christian Pulisic.

Posted at 85'

Attempt missed. Ahmed El Mohamady (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Marvelous Nakamba with a headed pass following a corner.

Posted at 85'

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by N'Golo Kanté.

Posted at 85'

Attempt blocked. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Posted at 84'

Attempt blocked. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John McGinn.

Posted at 83'

Attempt blocked. Jota (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John McGinn.

SubstitutionPosted at 83'

Substitution, Chelsea. Michy Batshuayi replaces Tammy Abraham because of an injury.

BookingPosted at 81'

Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 81'

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea).

Posted at 81'

John McGinn (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 81'

Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Posted at 79'

Attempt saved. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Posted at 79'

Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 79'

Foul by Matt Targett (Aston Villa).

Posted at 77'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.

Posted at 77'

Attempt saved. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.

Posted at 77'

Attempt blocked. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

Posted at 77'

Attempt blocked. Mason Mount (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.

SubstitutionPosted at 76'

Substitution, Aston Villa. Jota replaces Trézéguet.

Posted at 75'

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 75'

Foul by Trézéguet (Aston Villa).

Posted at 75'

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

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Source: bbc.com

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