Aston Villa boss reveals why his team lost to Chelsea

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Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith admitted after the game that the better side won the game.

Smith believes Chelsea won the game because the Blues started each half better and Aston Villa failed to stop Chelsea’s crosses that led to two goals.

“I thought the best team won on the night. They started each half a lot better than we did,” Smith said, as quoted by Birmingham Live.

“We grew into each half, the first 20 minutes of each half they put us under a lot of pressure. I’m disappointed with the manner of the goals, two crosses. We spoke about stopping crosses. We didn’t do well enough in doing that.

“We want to be a passing and moving team but we gave the ball away too cheaply and didn’t do that. It was a patchy game for us. There were periods when we were good and periods where we were under pressure.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed after the game that he’s happy with the way his team played in the 2-1 against Aston Villa, but he also wants more from his side.

Lampard said: “I’m happy but I want more. I think we’ve had a pretty good start, because a lot of people maybe expected otherwise, but I think we’ve done pretty well. But I want more all the time, and I think the last week has been a good example of that for us.

“I saw us go to Manchester City and trade with them like a big team that was in and around that level, then I saw us play against West Ham like a team that’s not that and you’re going to lose games in the Premier League. And then I saw a recovery today back to where we were, so that shows me that we have real potential of getting to where we want to be.

“But we also have to be aware that there may be little tough bumps and moments across the road that we have to overcome, because we’re young, because we’re slightly transitional, and that will only show itself as we go along. The important thing between all that is that we keep working to improve every day.”

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