Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea: Mason Mount double extends Blues’ win


Mason Mount scored his first Chelsea goal of the season after a mistake by Tyrone Mings

Mason Mount scored his club’s first two goals of the season as Chelsea survived a first-half onslaught against Aston Villa to continue Graham Potter’s winless start as manager.

The England midfielder was gifted an opening when Tyrone Mings’ header fell to an easy finish after six minutes.

And in front of England boss Gareth Southgate, Mount added a second from a 25-yard free-kick, but again assisted after Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was wrong.

Villa, who were unbeaten in four games, did everything but score in the first half, but Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga found himself in form as he denied Danny Ings, John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey.

Potter, who is unbeaten in six games since taking over as Chelsea boss last month and has won his last five, played striker Raheem Sterling at right-back due to Reece James’ knee injury, which will remain. defender out of the World Cup.

But after watching Villa dominate the first half without finding the net, Potter brought Sterling forward and enjoyed a more comfortable second half, keeping Chelsea fourth, four points behind third-placed Tottenham with a game in hand.

Villa might have been let down by two costly mistakes, but manager Steven Gerrard would have been encouraged by his first-half display, if not his side’s finishing.

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Aston Villa

  1. Group number1Player nameMartinez

  2. Group number2Player nameMoney

  3. Group number4Player nameSo

  4. Group number5Player namemixed

  5. Group number18Player namethe young man

  6. Group number41Player nameJ Ramsey

  7. Group number6Player nameDouglas Luiz

  8. Group number7Player nameMcGinn

  9. Group number31Player nameBailey

  10. Group number9Player nameIng

  11. Group number11Player nameWatkins

  1. Group number10Player nameGood day

  2. Group number23Player namePhilippe Coutinho

  3. Group number32Player nameDendoncker

Chelsea

  1. Group number1Player nameArrizabalaga

  2. Group number14Player nameChalobah

  3. Group number6Player nameThiago Silva

  4. Group number32Player namecucurella

  5. Group number17Player namesterling

  6. Group number12Player nameLoftus-Cheek

  7. Group number8Player nameKovacic

  8. Group number21Player nameChilwell

  9. Group number19Player namethe mountain

  10. Group number29Player nameHavertz

  11. Group number9Player nameAubameyang

  1. Group number5Player namejorginho

  2. Group number18Player nameNumbers

  3. Group number23Player nameGallagher

  4. Group number26Player nameKoulibaly

  5. Group number28Player nameSubtlety

The eleven

Aston Villa

training 4-3-3

  • 1Martinez
  • 2Money
  • 4So
  • 5mixed
  • 18the young man
  • 41J Ramseyreplaced byDendonckerin 78′minutes
  • 6Douglas Luiz
  • 7McGinnreplaced byCoutinhoin 74′minutes
  • 31Baileyreplaced byGood dayin 66′minutes
  • 9Ing
  • 11Watkins

replacements

  • 8Samson
  • 10Good day
  • 16Chambers
  • 19I’m a turtle
  • 20by Bednar
  • 23Coutinho
  • 25Olsen
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 52Bogarde

Chelsea

training 3-4-2-1

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 14Chalobah
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 32cucurellareplaced bySubtletyin 45′minutes
  • 17sterlingreplaced byNumbersin 89′minutes
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 8Kovacicreplaced byjorginhoin 65′minutes
  • 21ChilwellBooked in 33 minutes
  • 19the mountainBooked in 83 minutes
  • 29Havertzreplaced byKoulibalyin 45′minutesBooked in 61 minutes
  • 9Aubameyangreplaced byGallagherin 58′minutes

replacements

  • 5jorginho
  • 10Pulisic
  • 16Mendy
  • 18Numbers
  • 20Zakaria
  • 23Gallagher
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 28Subtlety
  • 30Chukwuemeka

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