Chelsea returned to winning ways as they locked horns with relegation-threatened Aston Villa side at the Villa Park Stadium. The Blues came into the match 2 points above Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United in the race for the top four positions.
Aston Villa are in the relegation spot and needed to win at all cost. The quests for victory from both sides highlighted the importance of the clash as Chelsea eventually clinched a 1-2 array win. The Blues now sit five points above United in the League standing, as we evaluate three (3) the significant points from Chelsea come back.
Chelsea Affirms Top Four Position
Chelsea’s win was the massive imprint they need ahead of the Manchester City game at the Bridge. With the three points, they picked up against Aston Villa they have moved further away from the Red devils.
United now trail them with 5 points and would hope that (Manchester)
derby rivals Manchester City do them a favour when they travel to face Frank Lampard Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge.
Olivier Giroud Improvises For Chelsea
With the match looked at 1-1 after Christian Pulisic equalizer, Chelsea took the lead just 2 minutes afterward to make 2-1. It was the class and great response Chelsea needed as French striker Olivier Giroud turned in the box to finish with the aid to a deflection.
It turned out to be the winning goal as they secured the maximum points away from home. Giroud would be delighted with his performance against the home side Aston Villa as he brilliantly turned to apply the finishing touch. It was a key moment in the match for Chelsea and Giroud as the later took the advantage to settle the match in the Blues favour.
Massive Confidence Boost
The 1-2 away win would act as a confidence boost for Chelsea as they welcome Pep Guardiola’s men at Stamford Bridge. Manchester City would travel to face Chelsea in a crucial match in midweek.
And with the Citizens having already delivered a blow to Arsenal’s season with their 3-0 home win at the Etihad, Chelsea should better get ready ahead of their visit to Stamford Bridge.
The three points would serve as a major catalyst for the Chelsea side while it lowers the pressure resting on Chelsea’s shoulders ahead of the fixture.
Now the Blues can now be positive going into the Manchester City clash on the account of this impressive victory away from home at the Villa Park Stadium.