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What we did right against Chelsea — Unai Emery



What we did right against Chelsea -- Unai Emery

A familiar foe returned to Stamford Bridge and handed Chelsea yet another defeat on home soil.

In a thrilling Premier League encounter on Sunday, Aston Villa secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The sole goal of the match came in the second half, courtesy of Ollie Watkins, who demonstrated his scoring prowess yet again.

However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Villa, as Malo Gusto received a red card during the intense showdown.

During the post-match press conference, a visibly pleased Unai Emery shared his thoughts on the win, emphasizing the team’s exceptional competitiveness and solid defensive performance.

He acknowledged that winning at Stamford Bridge is no small feat and recognized that the match could easily have gone the other way.

“To win here is not easy, and if the match was going differently, we could have lost as well, but I am happy because we were very competitive and good defensively,” stated Emery.

Emery also had words of praise for Ollie Watkins, the hero of the day. He commended Watkins’ unwavering commitment and relentless work ethic, highlighting how the striker’s dedication pays off on the pitch.

Emery made it clear that Villa would rely on Watkins for crucial goals throughout the season, just as he delivered in this match. Additionally, Emiliano Martinez’s stellar performance in goal didn’t go unnoticed, earning him plaudits from the manager.

With this impressive victory over Chelsea, Aston Villa now sits comfortably in the sixth spot in the Premier League standings, accumulating a total of 12 points from their six matches.