FT: Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2

99
That's it - what a game, Chelsea claim the victory thanks to Frank Lampard.

97
Late corner off Ivanovic. But Chelsea clear their lines.

96
Frantic late pressure from Villa.

93
Hazard is down and looks like he has hurt his hamstring.

Seven minutes of added time.

GOAL - FRANK LAMPARD - He breaks the record with a finish from close-range, after great work from Cole and Hazard.

Fernando Torres is on for Ba.

87
Good stop from Cech to push Weimann's shot wide.

Kmapard goes into the book for foul on Weimann.

84
Panic at the back for Villa as Joe Bennett is forced to scramble the ball behind for a corner. Baker does well to head clear.

82
Lihaj brings down Hazard for another Chelsea free-kick. This time Luiz takes and Guzan does well to push it away.

80
Westwood foul gives Chelsea a chance here from around 30-yards. Luiz and Mata over it. Mata takes and curls it just wide.

76
Good chance for Lampard as Hazard works the ball into the box, but the England man heads over.

76
Ivanovic is on for Terry

74
Terry down and in need of treatment after Baker landed on him. He will need to go off.

71
Mata corner comes in and Cahill chests it down, he shoots and the ball goes through Guzan, Sylla clears off the line as Ba fails to force it over as Westwood make a great clearance.

71
Mata wins Chelsea corner off Lihaj, after lovely cross-field ball from Hazard.

70
More good work from Weimann on the right, he crosses but Azpilicueta heads away.

68
Weimann shot falls for Delph in the box, he looks to turn and shoot, he does but it is well over the bar.

67
Almost an own goal as Eric Lihaj breaks into the box and deflection off Cole is just over the bar.

66
Close for Chelsea as Hazard releases Cole down the left, his cross into the six-yard box is just ahead of Ba. Chelsea looking dangerous now.

Good work from Sylla in midfield, he squares it for Weimann - but his first-time cross is straight at Cech.

GOAL - FRANK LAMPARD - Brilliant strike from Lampard as he curls the ball into the top corner after good work from Hazard. He has now equalled Bobby Tambling's club record total of 202.

58
Benteke is second player to see, red. He gets second yellow for high challenge on Terry.

56
Sylla squares the ball to Delph, who has plenty of space outside the box, he goes for goal but drags it well wide.

55
Villa corner as Bennett shot loops off Lampard and just wide.

52
Benteke chips it to Agbonlahor, he goes for the outside past Azpilicueta but he fires high and wide.

51
Good play from Westwood to win the ball, he finds Benteke, he feeds Weimann in the box but the Austrian misses it with an air-shot - it comes back for Sylla who fires over.

Confidence is gaining amongst the Villa fans now, like Gary Packard: "The young Villa side are relaxed now as they have found safety and it shows. Our pace is our best attack."

49
Despite having a man less, Chelsea still enjoying the bulk of the possession.

46
Mata and Hazard combine, but Delph snubs it out well and releases Agbonlahor on the counter, he breaks and Cahill has to make the challenge and concede a concede a corner.

KICK-OFF
Villa get the game re-started, they have not made a change.

David Luiz is on for Victor Moses.

Whistle goes and Villa have a goal advantage and a man advantage.

45
Cech is forced off his line and out the box to clear ahead of Benteke.

45
Two minutes of added time.

45
Terry catches Weimann with arm, fans want second yellow again - but no card this time.

Ramires gets his marching orders for second booking, high foot on Agbonlahor - looks harsh as Villa man made the most of it.

44
Weimann looks for Agbonlahor in the box, but free-kick is awarded for high foot on Terry.

43
Westwood takes and looks for Benteke, but Azpilicueta heads away.

Terry is booked as he brings down Sylla who almost breaks clear after dispossessing Ramires.

40
Terry heads Weimann's near post cross behind for a corner. Westwood takes, Baker heads down and the home side appear for penalty off Cahill's arm - but nothing given.

39
Mata takes but Sylla heads away - it comes back into Villa box but Vlaar scrambles it away.

38
Cahil brings down Agbonlahor near the touchline, chance for the home side to put this into the box - they do but Chelsea clear and break, Moses is into the box and Bennett slides in to put it behind for a corner.

37
Ball comes for Lampard on the edge of the box, he gets his shot away but good block from Vlaar.

Azpilicueta is down after taking stray elbow from Benteke.

33
Chelsea camped in Villa's half at the moment - Ba gives away needless free-kick which will help the home side relieve the pressure.

30
Lampard strikes it, great save from Guzan as he pushes it onto the post and then gets up and then saves the follow-up too.

29
Clumsy challenge from Agbonlahor on Hazard - free-kick in dangerous position. Lampard is over it.

28
Villa corner comes in from Westwood but Cech takes it with ease.

27
Good defending from Cesar Azpilicueta as he blocks Weimann cross after he was picked out well by Westwood.

26
Good block from Ashley Westwood on the edge of the box as Cole look to get cross in. Ball comes for Mata, he looks for Ba but again Baker makes a good clearance.

25
Chelsea corner comes in from Mata, Baker rises to head clear and Agbonlahor helps it away to safety.

23
Great Chelsea move sees Ramires and Mata combine to send Ba clear in box but Brad Guzan off his line quickly to save at the feet of the Blues striker.

21
Villa look so bright since the goal, Delph looks for run of Weimann but Cech is off his line quickly.

20
Villa applause for Stan Petrov begins, their ongoing tribute for their former captain - who retired this week.

17
Another storming run from Delph, this time he looks up and unleashes one from 25-yards but sends it just over.

Ramires lunges in and takes out Benteke, clear booking.

15
GOAL - CHRISTIAN BENTEKE - Benteke plays one-two with Sylla, he runs at Cahill, goes past him and beats Cech at his near post - great effort, but woeful defending.

12
Rain coming down heavy now.

12
Joe Bennett on the left looks for run of Weimann, but Chelsea just about clear their lines.

11
Game a bit scrappy at the moment, Chelsea trying to pass through Villa - but they are standing firm.

8
Good work from Chelsea sees the ball come out to Eden Hazard on the left, his cross into the box is cleared by Baker.

7
Long ball from Ramies picks out run of Victor Moses, Ba goes for goal but flag is up for offside.

6
Frank Lampard cross into the box sees Baker head away as get above Demba Ba, Gabby Agbonlahor leads charge down the right, he looks to break into the box but John Terry sees the ball behind.

4
Nathan Baker slides in hard in Juan Mata from behind and is booked.

3
Good run from Fabian Delph barging through the midfield, he finds Christian Benteke on the left, he feeds Andi Weimann in the box - it goes out to Yacouba Sylla - his cross is headed away.

1
Long ball looking for Ashley Cole's run on the left goes straight out for a Villa goal-kick.

KICK-OFF
Chelsea get us underway kicking from right to left.

Teams on the way out here...

Dave Orchard in Canada says: Chelsea know what they have to do so going with a Chelsea 3-1 in with Lampard breaking that record.

Thanks for the feedback as ever, some early Villa confidence - like Chris Green - who has mailed in: "I think Villa will cause a shock today.. 2-1 Villa I say, Agbonglahor to score both Villa goals."

Team news
Aston Villa make one change with Eric Lichaj coming in for Matt Lowton whilst Chelsea bring in John Terry, Frank Lampard, Victor Moses and Demba Ba.

The teams are in...

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke  
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal  
Burnley v Sunderland  
Newcastle v Hull City  
Swansea v Southampton  
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd  
Tottenham v West Brom  
16:00
Everton v C Palace  
Man City v Chelsea  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 A Villa 4 3 10
3 Swansea 4 3 9
4 Southampton 4 5 7
5 Man City 4 3 7
6 Tottenham 4 2 7
7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Man Utd 4 3 5
10 Hull City 4 0 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 West Ham 4 -1 4
14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

Updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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