Chelsea have returned to winning ways in the English Premier League by defeating Aston Villa 2-1 at Stamford Bridge this evening.
Youngster Mason Mount netted the decisive goal early in the second half as Villa erased memories of their 1-0 home defeat to West Ham United last weekend.
Visiting keeper Tom Heaton had to be in top form early on as he was called upon to claw a Willian effort to safety before Mason Mount’s header lacked the conviction to worry the Villa man.
Chelsea have missed top scorer Tammy Abraham in recent matches but the player opened the scoring on his return, netting against his former club with his head after getting on the end of a Reece James cross.
The visitors rarely threatened during the first half but they found themselves back in the game four minutes before the break when Trezeguet bundled the ball home from close range.
Frank Lampard’s side regained the lead in the second half in stunning fashion. Willian’s cross was superbly controlled by Abraham who played in Mount to send a stunning volleyed effort sailing into the Aston Villa net.
Heaton then did really well to deny Willian again before Ezri Konsa’s last-ditch tackle prevented Christian Pulisic, Chelsea’s Captain America, from getting on the scoresheet.
Pulisic was to be denied again before the end while Abraham’s shot from the rebound was blocked. Willian then saw an effort strike the post as Chelsea struggled to put the game to bed.
Villa were unlucky not to level the scores against the run of play in second half injury time, home keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made himself big to deny Douglas Luiz from point blank range as Chelsea held on.
Chelsea are back in action on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to Everton in the English Premier League.