Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea Highlights
Frank Lampard hit two goals to become Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer as the Blues came from behind to win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
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Venue: Villa Park
Date: Saturday, 11 May, 2013
Kick off: 12:45 BST
1-0 Benteke 15′
1-1 Frank Lampard 61′
1-2 Frank Lampard 88′
Chelsea won the reverse fixture 8-0 at Stamford Bridge on 23 December, Villa’s heaviest top-flight defeat.
That game was the second time in as many years that Chelsea had put seven or more goals past Villa, having won 7-1 at Stamford Bridge in March 2010.
However, Villa have only lost two of their last 13 games at home to Chelsea.
Paul Lambert’s side have won five of their last eight games, scoring 18 times in the process.
Despite that impressive run, Villa have gone 20 league games without a clean sheet, the longest run by any club in the top flight this season.
Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor have scored 13 of Villa’s last 18 goals. Agbonlahor’s tally of six in seven games has taken him above Dwight Yorke as Villa’s all-time Premier League goalscorer with 63.
Benteke needs two goals to become the first Villa player to score 20 in a league season since Peter Withe in the 1980-1981 title-winning campaign.
Chelsea have scored more headed goals (16) than any other team in the Premier League this season.
The Blues are second in the Premier League form table (W5, D2, L1) behind Arsenal. Villa are third (W5, D1, L2).
However, Chelsea have lost three of their last six games on their travels.
Ramires’ midweek goal against Tottenham took his league tally to five, all of which have come at Stamford Bridge. Two of those goals were in the reverse fixture against Villa.
Oscar has scored three times in his last four Premier League games. Prior to that he had only scored once in his opening 29.
Juan Mata is in line for his 100th Chelsea start.