…Pulisic, Giroud score in 60 and 62 minutes respectively to daze Villa
Chelsea in their first English Premier League (EPL) restart match boosted their top four spot for next season Champions League football as they whipped Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.
The game saw the Blues dominating most of the first half, however shocked with Kortney Hause tapping home from close range in 43rd minute, giving the hosts an undeserved lead to the break.
The visitors, however, responded with two quick goals in 60th and 62nd minutes, coming from the substitute Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud respectively to hand the visitors all three points.
The victory proved vital for Frank Lampard’s side with 51 points, as they moved 5 points clear of Manchester United and Wolverhampton who sit in sixth and seventh places in the log.
Meanwhile, the loss is another blow to Aston Villa’s chances of staying in the top-flight. Dean Smith’s side remain in the relegation zone, one point adrift of safety.