Chelsea vs Aston Villa LIVE! FA Cup result, match stream and latest updates today

Chelsea vs Aston Villa LIVE! FA Cup result, match stream and latest updates today

There was nothing to split Chelsea and Aston Villa in their FA Cup fourth round tie at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.

The Blues again lined up without a striker and while they did craft out a number of good chances, could not find a way through.

That has been a rather typical failing of Mauricio Pochettino's side this season. Cole Palmer wasted the best opportunities, while Noni Madueke should have done better in the first-half following his teammate's cut-back. While there were promising moments thanks to Pochettino's high-press, the lack of cutting edge in the penalty box is proving to be an issue.

Villa were not without their chances, either. Douglas Luiz had a goal ruled out for a handball in the first-half, with both Matty Cash and Ezri Konsa going close after the break. Emi Martinez may have saved them at times but Unai Emery's side will rue proving wasteful themselves.

A high-quality cup tie, the two teams will now meet at Villa Park next month.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa latest news

  • Full match report

  • Chelsea player ratings

  • Familiar question looms as Chelsea squander yet more chances

  • Mauricio Pochettino addresses Levi Colwill injury latest after fresh Chelsea blow

Good night!

23:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thanks for joining Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Chelsea's draw with Aston Villa!

Find our report, ratings, reaction and analysis below!

Mauricio Pochettino addresses Levi Colwill injury latest after fresh Chelsea blow

23:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino revealed his "shock" at Jurgen Klopp's departure and played down any injury concerns to Levi Colwill after Chelsea's draw with Aston Villa in the FA Cup.

The 20-year-old defender was named in the starting eleven on Friday night but pulled out of the team after the warm up

Colwill watched on from the sidelines as the Blues played out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge and will need a replay to progress into the last 16.

Read the full story here!

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Familiar question looms as Chelsea squander yet more chances

22:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

The same old question for Chelsea continues to go unanswered: "Do we need a striker?"

That is exactly what fans will be asking themselves as Cole Palmer failed to impress as a false 9 during the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa in the FA Cup, despite his exceptional displays on the right wing.

Armando Broja didn't get much chance to impress, but a heavy touch for a run in behind showed his confidence has taken a beating during Chelsea's striker search.

Read the full story here!

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

21:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

What Standard Sport's Nizaar Kinsella made of the game...

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Chelsea player ratings

21:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea's wasteful finishing cost them again despite an impressive display at home to Aston Villa in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Cole Palmer started up front as a false 9 and was particularly wasteful, missing two guilt-edged chances, as Mauricio Pochettino's pressing set-up kept forcing mistakes.

Noni Madueke also missed a big chance but Villa had a goal ruled out by VAR as Douglas Luiz was adjudged to have handled it before turning in early on.

Read Nizaar's player ratings in full here!

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Chelsea set for FA Cup replay after more missed chances

21:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea will head to Aston Villa for an FA Cup fourth round replay after a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.

Read the full match report here!


FT: Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa

21:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Little to split the two sides on the night as an FA Cup replay adds to a busy schedule.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Into added time

21:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

92 mins: 60 seconds to find a moment of magic!

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

21:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Aston Villa are well on top now but have been every bit as wasteful as Chelsea. Ollie Watkins just flashes on wide. This has been a great game, but we're creeping towards a replay no one wants. Carney Chukwuemeka is coming on after Armando Broja and Mykhailo Mudryk already entered the field.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Chance for Villa!

21:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

85 mins: Konsa fires just wide with a volley after a Villa corner!

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Little to split them

21:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

81 mins: While a pretty entertaining cup game, there has been nothing to split the two teams here.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: CHANCE FOR VILLA!

21:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

73 mins: Watkins does brilliantly to free Cash and the right-back chops inside Chilwell before getting his shot off.

Petrovic, however, is there to deny him.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: HUGE CHANCE FOR THE BLUES!

21:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

67 mins: Martinez clears the ball right into Palmer, who would have quite a simple volley straight at goal had he not misjudged the flight of the ball...

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: On comes Chilwell

21:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

64 mins: So good the other night, Chilwell replaces Gilchrist as Blues push for a winner.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lack of a focal point a real issue

21:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

62 mins: There are certainly merits to Chelsea's striker-less system but the lack of a focal point to knit it all together looks a real issue.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Tempo dips

21:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

55 mins: Pretty end-to-end in the first half, this is proving slightly more cagey after the interval.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Villa penned back

20:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

51 mins: Blues doing very well to deny Villa's full-backs the chance to get up the pitch.

Still, for all of their possession, breaking Villa down might be difficult for Chelsea.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Back underway!

20:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

The second-half begins

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

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I think that’s the best half Chelsea have played in months against a quality side, too. They have no goal to show for it, though. A wonderful press has hurt Villa, but a lack of striker is hurting Chelsea.

HT: Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa

20:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Luiz has goal ruled out but Blues have had their chances.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Chance for Chelsea!

20:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

44 mins: Gallagher crosses for Palmer, who sees his volley blocked off by Konsa.

Martinez then meets Badiashile's header from the resulting corner.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

20:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea started this match slowly but have really kicked into gear now. This is some of the best football they have played in months but Aston Villa have quality and will need to be put away by some good finishing.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: CHANCE FOR THE BLUES!

20:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

29 mins: Sterling with lovely feet and an excellent ball into Palmer, who drifts behind the Villa backline.

He pulls back from the byline for Madueke, but Martinez blocks his effort from point-blank range.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Blues seeing a lot of the ball

20:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

28 mins: The Blues are seeing most of the ball here but Villa are proving tough to break down.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

20:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Young defender Alfie Gilchrist just showed real personality by stepping into midfield and lifting a ball over the top to Raheem Sterling. It almost came off. The Aston Villa fans are now abusing their former academy graduate Carney Chukwuemeka, who is warming up near the away end.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

20:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea's pressing is beginning to reap some rewards. That's the advantage of playing Conor Gallagher higher up and Cole Palmer as a false 9. However, Palmer wastes a really easy one-on-one.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Chance for Chelsea!

20:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

16 mins: Martinez does well to get down to Madueke's shot after brilliant work from Gallagher and Palmer.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: GOAL RULED OUT!

20:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

12 mins: Luiz was adjudged to have handled.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: VAR check

20:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

09 mins: We shall see if Luis was offside...

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: GOAL! Douglas Luiz '8

19:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

08 mins: GOAL!

Diaby's shot from outside the box takes a wicked deflection, hitting Luiz after Gilchrist.

The Brazilian then taps it home on the line.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Chance for Villa!

19:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

10 mins: Petrovic keeps a header from Tielemans out after a well-worked free-kick.

He really should have done better...

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Silva booked

19:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

09 mins: The Brazilian puts in a huge challenge on McGinn and duly goes into the book.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Madueke bright

19:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

07 mins: Good work from Madueke to create space for a cross, though Lenglet is there to head it out.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

There's genuine affection between Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery. There was a friendly embrace before the match.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea lining up with a back four. Gilchrist at right back, centre backs Disasi and Thiago Silva and Badiashile at left-back.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: KICK-OFF!

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Away we go!

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

There's got to be a question about Levi Colwill's fitness. He went down the tunnel after warming up for about a minute and hasn't come back out. His knee was already bandaged up.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Change in the lineup!

19:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Alfie GIlchrist will replace Levi Colwill in the Chelsea starting lineup, with the latter injured during the warm-up....

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

Aston Villa didn't take the Carabao Cup too seriously but have picked a full strength team tonight. This match slots into the fixture list comfortably enough to do so, with European football yet to restart for Unai Emery's side. They won at Stamford Bridge in September and want to do so again.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

18:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Armando Broja and Ben Chilwell are left on the bench as Cole Palmer goes back to false 9. Conor Gallagher unsurprisingly recalled to the line up against tougher opposition and Benoit Badiashile makes his first start in 2024 after returning from injury.

Confirmed Aston Villa lineup vs Chelsea today

18:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Lenglet, Moreno; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Tielemans; Diaby, Watkins

Subs: Olsen, Wright, Carlos, Chambers, Zaniolo, Bailey, Iroegbunna, Munroe, Kellyman

Confirmed Chelsea lineup vs Aston Villa today

18:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea XI: Petrovic; Diasi, Silva, Badiashile, Colwill; Caicedo, Gallagher, Enzo; Madueke, Palmer, Sterling

Subs: Bergstrom, Gilchrist, Chilwell, Williams, Chukwuemeka, Castledine, Mudryk, Washington, Broja

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

18:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea have academy players Dylan Williams, Alfie Gilchrist, Leo Castledine and Max Merrick with the squad today.

Mauricio Pochettino is having to lean on the youngsters again amid an injury crisis and so soon after Middlesbrough.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Why isn't FA Cup game on TV today?

18:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fans will be unable to watch the game live on TV. Instead, games such as Tottenham’s meeting with Manchester City tonight have been selected for TV coverage by BBC and ITV.

Chelsea's match therefore would have been played in the Saturday 3pm blackout but it was moved to tonight due to Fulham playing at home to Newcastle just up the road tomorrow evening, which is live on ITV4. The west London neighbours do not play at home on the same day due to policing restrictions.

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Bolo Zenden prediction

18:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

Speaking to Betway, former Blues star Bolo Zenden predicted an Aston Villa win.

"I think Villa are looking so strong but Chelsea are coming in on such a high," he said.

"Maybe that’s rather dangerous - if Chelsea come onto the pitch thinking that they’ll do to them what they did to Middlesbrough, then they’re in for a surprise as it won’t happen.

"It won’t be a shock to me if Villa win this."

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: When is FA Cup draw? Date, time, TV channel and ball numbers for fifth-round ties

17:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

The draw for the fifth-round of the FA Cup will see just 16 teams enter the latter stages of the competition.

With Arsenal and West Ham early casualties, the path is opening up for the big guns and perhaps a minnow to earn a trip to Wembley.

Click here to see the details in full!

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Head to head (h2h) history and results

17:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea wins: 68

Draws: 35

Aston Villa wins: 60

Victor Osimhen: Napoli confirm Chelsea transfer target will leave this summer

17:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed Chelsea transfer target Victor Osimhen will leave the club this summer.

Osimhen only signed a new deal at Napoli last month, which reportedly includes a release clause of around £112million, but earlier this week confirmed he was planning a "next step" and name-checked the Premier League.

Read the full story here!

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Jhon Duran transfer news

17:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jhon Duran's hopes of securing a move away from Aston Villa before next week's January transfer deadline may now have been scuppered.

Chelsea are among the clubs to have been linked with a move for the Colombian international forward, along with the likes of rivals West Ham and Newcastle.

Read the full story here!

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Score prediction today

17:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Such has been the inconsistency of Chelsea’s season, it would not be a surprise to see them lose at home after such a good night on Tuesday.

Aston Villa to win, 2-1.


Aston Villa team news vs Chelsea later today

17:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Villa remain without the likes of Pau Torres and Jacob Ramsey for this game, with Lucas Digne, Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia sidelined long-term.

Rumoured Chelsea transfer target Jhon Duran is also out, while Bertrand Traore is with Burkina Faso at AFCON.

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Chelsea team news vs Aston Villa today

17:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea will remain without Christopher Nkunku, but he and Malo Gusto could both return for the Premier League showdown with Liverpool next week.

All of Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Romeo Lavia, Robert Sanchez, Lesley Ugochukwu and Wesley Fofana are still out, while Pochettino has a "massive" decision to make over whether or not to start vice-captain Ben Chilwell for the second time in only four days following his recent return from more hamstring trouble.

Trevoh Chalobah continues to build up his fitness after a long-term injury. Nicolas Jackson, meanwhile, remains away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal.

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: TV channel and live stream

17:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.

Live blog: Follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground.


17:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Aston Villa today.

Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is at 7.45pm GMT.

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