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After Chelsea drew 1-1 with Aston Villa, see how the Premier League table now looks



Chelsea played host to high flying Aston Villa in a Premier League match day 16 clash at Stamford Bridge on Monday. The Blues were in a poor run if form having lost three of their past four games, the latest of which was a disappointing 3-1 loss to struggling rivals Arsenal at the Emirates last week Saturday. Villa, by contrast, had won three and drawn one of their past four games, keeping clean sheets in all four games.

But both teams had to settle for a share of the spoils, as it ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Frank Lampard named a much changed side as he rotated his squad, with the likes of Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Rudiger, Christensen and Azpilicueta all coming into the starting lineup. Villa meanwhile had to do without Tyrone Mings, who was red carded in their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.


Chelsea put up a much better display compared to their last game while Aston Villa also caused problems, but it was Lampard’s side who took the lead after a well worked goal saw Olivier Giroud guide a brilliant header past Emiliano Martinez from a Ben Chilwell cross, giving his side a one goal lead at the break.

But Villa hit back just six minutes into the second period as Answar El Ghazi fired home from close range after a cross from Matty Cash. Both teams went for the winner with Chelsea particularly piling more pressure as they had a goal ruled out for offside and missed several other chances, while McGinn hit the crossbar for Villa. It ended 1-1, with both teams having to settle for a point.

As a result, Chelsea have climbed back up on the log and are now 6th with 26 points, although most of the teams at the top are yet to play. Aston Villa climbed to fifth also on 26 points, though they have two games in hand.

The game between Everton and Manchester City, which was supposed to be the last of the day, was canceled due to a rise in covid-19 cases in Manchester City. There will be more games tomorrow, with Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers the biggest fixture of the day.

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