Sunday, December 23, 2012

OSG Prem: Chelsea Lights Up Villa For 8

((HT: SkySports/youtube))

Here's the full list of the assault on Aston Villa by Chelsea today at Stamford Bridge...

Fernando Torres (3)
David Luiz (29)
Branislav Ivanovic (34)
Frank Lampard (58)
Ramires (75, 90+1)
Oscar (PK 79)
Edin Hazard (83)

But eight goals...??? Eight...???

American goalie Brad Guzan was certainly shell-shocked and Aston Villa looked like they were, completely, outclassed the whole day. The end result gives Villa the worst goal differential of all the clubs near relegation (-17), one worse than Reading and QPR.

Chelsea is now tied in goal differential with both City and United at (+19), two points clear of Arsenal for third place.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was really honest about it: “We were second best. We have to hold our hands hold our hands up, we never turned up; at this level we can't play like that. We always learn, it will certainly be a wake-up call its been going fine for us and it is only Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs that have turned us over, we will bounce back."

The whole notion of offense at Chelsea was somewhat foreign to fans under the new Rafa Benitez administration, and the move of David Luiz to midfield seemed to be something of a catalyst today.

Here's all eight goals, while it lasts...
((HT: FoxSoccer))

Next games are the day after Christmas...

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