FT. Chelsea 1–1 Aston Villa (4-3 pen). LIVE updates, reactions, stats, ratings
Chelsea are through to the fourth round!
🗣 I’ll post ratings shortly, here is the overview of the match.
It was an exciting game!
Aston Villa started on the front foot and could have been 2-0 up at the break had they finished their chances better.
Chelsea were dreadful in the first half and were lucky to be level with the visitors.
Things changed after the break as the Blues significantly improved and started threatening Villa with their attacks.
Timo Werner’s header was not against the run of play as Chelsea were dominating from the beginning of the second half.
The Blues could have doubled the lead shortly after the opener but Werner’s finishing let him and Chelsea down.
Villa managed to turn things around as Archer headed the ball into the net after a brilliant cross from the right-hand side.
It was a very open game after the goal, with both Chelsea and Villa wasting some good opportunities.
But it ended all square and went to penalties. Chelsea triumphed in a dramatic shoot-out, with Lukaku, Mount, Barkley and James scoring from the spot.
3-4 CHELSEA WIN ON PENALTIES! ✔️ Buendia gently puts the ball into the net. ✔️JAMES WINS SHOOTOUT FOR CHELSEA!!
2-3 Chelsea lead on pens. ✔️Konsa scores. ❌Chilwell doesn’t, hits the bar.