Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa Highlights
Chelsea stayed top of the Premier League with an impressive demolition job on Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were dominant throughout and Joe Cole drilled home the opener after running on to Frank Lampard’s pass.
Nicolas Anelka got the second when he finished off after Brad Friedel had kept out his first effort and an initial shot from Michael Ballack.
Anelka also hit the bar, while Villa failed to seriously test Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The performance made a mockery of pre-match suggestions that Villa could threaten Chelsea’s 85-match unbeaten run at home.
The final scoreline did not reflect the difference in the two teams and on the evidence of this display Chelsea, who were without several first-choice players, will be hard to stop this season.
Villa went into the game with ideas of going top of the Premier League for the first time in nearly seven years.
1-0 J.Cole 21′
2-0 N.Anelka 43′