Aston Villa beat Chelsea in their final home league game of the Premier League after scoring two past the Blues at Villa Park.
Chelsea succumbed to their second defeat in the last five fixtures in the Premier League after losing to Dean Smith’s Aston Villa. The Lions opened the scoring right before half-time after Bertrand Traore scored a spectacular goal from a corner. Traore was again involved in Villa’s second goal after Jorginho clipped the forward in the box that resulted in a penalty. Anwar El Ghazi stepped up from the spot and sent Kepa Arrizabalga the wrong way to double their lead.
The Blues attempted to fight back in the second half at Villa Park. Timo Werner found the back of the net but it was quickly chalked off by VAR since Cesar Azpilicueta was offside in the build-up to the goal.
However, the decision to rule out the goal did not impact Chelsea’s morale as the Blues struck again through Ben Chilwell. Mason Mount paired up with Hakim Ziyech on the flank for a one-two pass sequence before dispatching a cross that was finely met by Chilwell. Unfortunately, Ben Chilwell’s effort was a mere consolation for Thomas Tuchel’s side who failed to break Aston Villa’s defence for a second time.
Despite the loss, Chelsea have finished fourth in the league and have secured their berth in the 2021/22 Champions League campaign.
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WERNER’S CURSE IN FRONT OF GOAL CONTINUES
Timo Werner has just scored six goals in his debut season for Chelsea in the Premier League. His goal tally in the league looks pale in comparison to his tally from the Bundesliga for the past several seasons. Apart from missing several goal-scoring chances, Werner has also had a fair bit of bad luck with the VAR.
The 25-year-old scored in the second half against Aston Villa through a clumsy play in the host’s box. However. the goal was ruled out by VAR. The German international faced the same fate against Leicester City in the previous fixture after two goals were ruled out due to offsides. Timo Werner even admitted that this has been the unluckiest season he has ever had.
Apart from his attempt on goal in the second half, Werner had a quiet outing against Aston Villa with little to no involvement. Can Werner’s poor run of form in front of goal end next season or should Chelsea buy another striker?