Aston Villa comes back to hold Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Olivier Giroud of Chelsea battles for possession with Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on December 28, 2020 in London, England.

Chelsea – Aston Villa: Olivier Giroud’s early goal was canceled by Anwar El Ghazi after the break as Aston Villa stayed above Chelsea on the table with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Chelsea had 63 percent of the ball and a healthy edge in shots but Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez made four saves to help the visitors to a point.

Villa and Chelsea both remain on 26 points, the visitors remaining in fifth place on goal differential. Villa’s played two fewer matches than the Blues.

Chelsea falls to 1W-1D-3L in its last five league outings, while Villa is unbeaten in five matches with three wins.

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