Sunday December 23, 2012 Day 18 Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 8 - 0 Aston Villa

  • Torres 3’
  • David Luiz 29’
  • Ivanovic 34’
  • Lampard 59’
  • Ramires 75’, 90’
  • Oscar 79’ (pen.)
  • Hazard 83’

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  1. Premier League - Lampard sets record as Villa suffer heaviest loss

    Premier League - Lampard sets record as Villa suffer heaviest loss

    Frank Lampard became Chelsea's highest goalscorer in England's top division during an 8-0 rout of Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Chelsea
    • Aston Villa
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! An 8-0 win for Chelsea against Aston Villa. An awful day out for Villa. Their five-game unbeaten run is over.
    • 90+1' GOAL! And there is an eighth as Ramires places the ball high into the net. Guzan can't keep the ball out. 8-0 now for Chelsea.
    • 89' Three minutes of time added on to this match.
    • 88' Brilliant stop by Guzan as he dives to his left to make the stop from Piazon's penalty. No eighth goal.
    • 87' PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Piazon brought down by Clark. Another penalty to the home side.
    • 86' Rafa Benitez is on course for his highest Premier League victory. His previous best was 6-0 with Liverpool at home against Derby County in Sept 2007.
    • 85' Oscar drills an effort wide of goal rather than look to play in Moses, who would have been in for the eighth goal.
    • 84' Eden Hazard scores Chelsea’s seventh. It is the fourth time Chelsea have scored seven at home in the Premier League era, and the second time they have hit seven at Stamford Bridge against Aston Villa.
    • 83' The Villa fans looking a bit dazed by all of this as Chelsea chase an eighth goal from the day.
    • 82' GOAL! Hazard slams the ball into the net. Deflection takes it beyond Guzan. This is a real going over. Villa's young side being ripped apart.
    • 81' Weimann picks out the run of Ireland, but just a bit strong with the pass as the ball bounds into the arms of Cech.
    • 80' Bowery is on for Villa as Holman departs the scene.
    • 79' Villa trying to ensure there is no more damage done today, but Chelsea may yet help themselves to more with 10 minutes remaining.
    • 78' GOAL! Oscar slams the penalty high into the net. A 6-0 lead now for Aston Villa. Horrid day this for Villa at Stamford Bridge.
    • 77' PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Oscar brought down by Herd. Looked to be a bit soft. But it is Oscar who is going to take this.
    • 76' Ramires scores his ninth Premier League goal. Chelsea had lost in the last two Premier League matches he scored in. Eight of his nine Premier League goals have been scored in the second half
    • 75' A 5-0 lead now for Chelsea against Villa, who must be wondering what has hit them here.
    • 74' GOAL! Ramires adds a fifth goal for Chelsea. Lovely pass from Lucas and Ramires slams the ball through the legs of Guzan.
    • 73' Lucas Piazon is thrown on to take over from Juan Mata for Chelsea.
    • 72' Weimann leans back and lifts a shot well over the bar from 30 yards out.
    • 71' Chelsea working this ball from side to side. Villa toiling to keep the ball for longer than three passes.
    • 70' Hazard with some more superb skills out wide. Villa somehow manage to scoop the ball out of their own area.
    • 69' Not sure what Paul Lambert make of all this. His young side have been overwhelmed from start to finish here.
    • 68' Another chance falls to Oscar, but he can't finish as the shot flies wide of the target. Should have netted with that effort.
    • 67' Ireland dinks the ball forward for Holman, who can't reach that ball. Story of Villa's day really. Chelsea continue to hold this 4-0 lead.
    • 66' Torres makes way for Oscar. Job well done by him and Chelsea this afternoon.
    • 65' Guzan forced to make his latest stop to halt the shot of Azpilicueta. Fine stop low to his right.
    • 64' Lampard is now Chelsea's highest scorer in the top division with 130.
    • 63' Frank Lampard scores on his 500th Premier League start, and scores his 100th Premier League goal in London. Only Thierry Henry (133) has scored more in the capital.
    • 62' Ireland sends Weimann in on goal. Ball clips Cech before bouncing up and over via the bar. Villa blow the chance to pull one back.
    • 61' Moses sets up Hazard with a nice little pass, but the Belgian can only lift the shot over the bar. Villa being ripped to shreds.
    • 60' Lampard departs to be replaced by injured club captain. John Terry.
    • 59' Villa just can't seem to cope with the pace of Moses or Hazard. Has been so difficult for the young visiting side.
    • 58' GOAL! Lampard smashes the ball into the corner of the net from 25 yards out. Great finish. No chance for Guzan.
    • 57' Moses denied the chance to add the fourth as Guzan comes off his line to make the stop. Lovely pass by Hazard, but brilliant save.
    • 56' Joseph Bennett takes over from Lichaj for the visiting side.
    • 55' Westwood departs for Villa to be replaced by Stephen Ireland.
    • 54' Baker heads the Westwood corner back into the traffic but Chelsea collect and look to break.
    • 53' Cahill produces an excellent sliding tackle to win the ball from Benteke inside his own box. Villa trying to recover.
    • 52' Mata picks out the run of Lampard, whose shot is struck straight at Guzan. We remain at 3-0.
    • 51' Torres sees a deflected shot fly over the bar from distance. Another corner to Chelsea.
    • 50' Guzan comes up with a magnificent stop to swipe the ball over the bar from Mata's shot.
    • 49' Aston Villa have scored 15 goals in the Premier League this season, the equal-fewest alongside Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers. Not exactly news to fill fans with cheer when the side is losing 3-0 at Chelsea.
    • 48' Christian Benteke continues his performance from the first half as he is again caught offside. Six or seven times this afternoon.
    • 47' Hazard tries to pick out Torres with the corner, but Villa have enough bodies back to clear the danger.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break! All Chelsea. They lead 3-0 at half-time.
    • 44' We are into one minute of time added in the first period.
    • 43' Lampard doing well to close down Weimann before Bannan knocks a ball straight out of play.
    • 42' Cech quickly off his line to clasp a loose ball. Cech has had nothing to do in this first period.
    • 41' Torres back in his own defence to head clear the Bannan cross. Villa will be happy to get up the tunnel here for a break.
    • 40' A period of flag-waving continues with Moses offside from the Torres pass.
    • 39' Bannan comes up with Villa's first shot of the day as he wallops an effort well over the bar.
    • 38' Benteke again offside. Three or four times now. He really has to position himself better from these Villa breaks up the park.
    • 37' Mata sees the flag go up against him. More goals surely in this for Chelsea.
    • 36' Benteke caught offside from the ball through the middle by Westwood. He has spent much of this day offside.
    • 35' Luiz smashes a shot at goal from distance. Plenty of swerve, but straight into the arms of Guzan.
    • 34' This is a bit of a contrast from last week when Villa beat Liverpool 3-1. Herd brings down Hazard in the home half.
    • 33' David Luiz scores his fifth Premier League goal for Chelsea. Chelsea have never lost in all of the four previous Premier League matches he has scored in (3 wins, 1 draw). It was his first Premier League goal in the first-half.
    • 32' GOAL! Ivanovic nods into the net after Guzan had clawed out the shot by Cahill. Villa getting a real going over here.
    • 31' Baker flicks the ball back to Guzan. Not sure that was intentional. Villa given the benefit of the doubt, but Paul Lambert's side are feeling the heat here.
    • 30' Mata sees the shot deflect wide of the target for a corner to the home side.
    • 29' Lampard is pulled back on the run and Chelsea have another free-kick chance from 35 yards out.
    • 28' GOAL! Luiz smacks a delicious free-kick high over the wall and into the net. Briliant finish from distance. No chance for Guzan.
    • 27' Hazard tries to slip the ball to Moses, but Herd is penalised for a late challenge. Free-kick chance for Chelsea from 25 yards out.
    • 26' A Lowton clearance breaks kindly back into the gloves of Guzan.
    • 25' Ashley Cole brings on some headache tablets for the referee by the looks of things. Not sure what is up with the referee.
    • 24' Andreas Weimann picks out Benteke with a fine pass, but he is just offside.
    • 23' Chelsea not showing any effects so far from their trip to the World Club Cup in Japan a week ago. Look very sharp.
    • 22' Lampard swings the ball out wide to Azpilicueta. Chelsea completely in control at the moment as Guzan prepares to thump a goalkick up the park.
    • 21' Referee Phil Dowd is apparently not feeling too good. He might have to go off. Not sure if he has a strain of some sort.
    • 20' Luiz sees the ball break to him from a Chelsea attack. The home side content to go backwards to retain possession.
    • 19' Mata drives the ball into a Villa shirt. A bit too predictable. Chelsea again enjoying a spell of possession.
    • 18' Villa trying to break with some menace, but Chelsea disrupt that attacking move. Villa cheer the name of the ill Stilyan Petrov. Nice to see that.
    • 17' Clark comes up with a fine tackle to deny Mata a shot at goal. Would have been a certain goal. Great block.
    • 16' Roberto Di Matteo gets his usual cheers around about this time from the Chelsea fans. But they can't be too down about what has gone under Benitez so far today.
    • 15' Mata trying to pick out Hazard, but just clips the ball too long from deep. A goalkick to Villa.
    • 14' Lambert looking a bit more pleased about life after that stunning opener from Torres.
    • 13' This is only the fourth time Fernando Torres has opened the scoring for Chelsea in the Premier League, and the first time for the club with a header.
    • 12' Great run by Moses to win a corner, but Christian Benteke is back to head clear the danger seconds later.
    • 11' Lowton making an enthusiastic run, but Westwood fails to pick him out. Bannan and Hazard involved in a few pint-sized battles.
    • 10' Villa continue to look to pass the ball as Bannan collects. Luiz dashes back to make a timely interception.
    • 9' Clark and Guzan with a bit of cool play at the back to deny Torres space.
    • 8' Torres trying to get in on the act for a second time as the ball comes across the face of the box. Villa scramble the ball clear.
    • 7' Christian Benteke - fresh from his two goals at Liverpool last week - is caught just offside after setting off too early.
    • 6' Paul Lambert trying to offer his side some encouragment as Chelsea again look to get on the ball with some relish. A very mild day in London. Ideal for football.
    • 5' Fernando Torres scores the 50th Premier League goal this season from a Spaniard. Only England - 131 - has scored more for a nationality.
    • 4' Torres the man in form for Chelsea at the moment with seven goals in his last six games. That was a brilliant header from just outside the penalty spot.
    • 3' GOAL! Torres rises to head into the net. Dream start for Chelsea. Brilliant finish by the Spanish forward. Azpilicueta with the cross.
    • 2' Luiz tries to pick out Ivanovic in the Villa box, but Guzan is quickly off his line to collect the loose ball.
    • 1' We are off and running in the first half of this match.
    • 15:55 The players emerge from the tunnel, and Lampard leads out the home side on his 500th Premier League start. We're all set for kick off at Stamford Bridge.
    • 15:50 Chelsea are big favourites at 1/3 with the draw 4/1 and Aston Villa 15/2. What is your prediction for today's match?
    • 15:45 Aston Villa are unchanged from the side which beat Liverpool 3-1, although Stephen Ireland is fit to be named among the substitutes after missing their last match through illness. Can Villa spring another shock result this afternoon?
    • 15:40 Lampard starts a Barclays Premier League match for the first time since early October while Victor Moses is once again selected ahead of Oscar. The returning Ramires has to be content with a place on the bench.
    • 15:35 The teams are in - Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; David Luiz, Lampard; Moses, Mata, Hazard; Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Marin, Piazon. /// Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Baker, Clark, Lichaj, Holman, Westwood, Bannan, Herd, Weimann, Benteke. Subs: Given, Bowery, El Ahmadi, Ireland, Bennett, Delph, Albrighton.
    • 15:30 Branislav Ivanovic will play central defence with Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back and the attacking four are the same as began the Club World Cup final, so Oscar is on the bench.
    • 15:25 David Luiz will play in midfield for the first time in a Chelsea home game, alongside Frank Lampard who starts the 500th Premier League game of his career.
    • 15:20 Chelsea come into the match in seventh place in the table after 16 games with 29 points on the board and a gap to close on the leaders. Villa, meanwhile, are three points away from the relegation zone in 16th spot after a recent resurgence. Premier League table
    • 15:15 Welcome to live text commentary of Chelsea's Premier League clash with Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
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