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It wasn’t an easy game for Chelsea against Aston Villa as the Blues came from behind to snatch an all important victory at the Villa Park.
Chelsea had controlled the match at Villa Park but the Blues found themselves behind at the break after Kortney Hause struck from close range as he sneaked behind the Chelsea defence.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted after the game that he was frustrated by the team’s inability to score and then concede from nothing late in the first-half.
“I was frustrated at half-time, without a doubt,” said Lampard.
“I was worried that it gave them an opportunity to be solid against us and to break on us.
“We had to keep doing well what we did in the first half. To keep doing it, not to get bored. We had to keep going down the sides. We got down the right hand side a lot in the game and eventually we got a goal from it.
“We expected that [to dominate the game], with the greatest respect to Villa. The way we’ve been training, the way we move the ball the things we try to do to get to the 18-yard box we did pretty well but sometimes there’s little areas around the edge of the box where we can do better.
“Hopefully that will improve. but that’s been the story of our season. it was nothing new today to play well, concede and have to fight our way to victory. We haven’t always got victory and that’s the next stage for us, to try and be more clinical for the moments when we’re on top.”
It was definitely a relief for the Blues manager as Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud earned the three points for Chelsea.