Ollie Watkins’ strike ensured that Aston Villa came away victorious at Stamford Bridge after Malo Gusto received a red card in the second period.
Mauricio Pochettino gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Aston Villa.
Chelsea fell to defeat against Aston Villa after Ollie Watkins’ goal separated the sides.
It was another frustrating afternoon for the Blues who also have additional headaches after Nicolas Jackson and Malo Gusto picked up suspensions.
The former Villarreal forward picked his fifth yellow card of the season, while Gusto was awarded a red card for a challenge on Lucas Digne.
It was a third game in a row that the Blues could not trouble the scoreline as the Villain’s high line ensured that Chelsea’s forwards were consistently offside.
Armando Broja was able to make his return to the team having picked up his ACL injury against Aston Villa in December.
He was unable to make the difference we he came on in the second period.
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Another tough afternoon, let’s see what Pochettino has to say.