[Video] Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea Highlights [EPL Week 30]
The title race is not a foregone conclusion after all. Not only did Chelsea lose ground to Manchester City when Fabian Delph’s late winner for Villa cut their lead to six points, they ended up short-handed as first Willian and then Ramires were dismissed. Willian picked up a second yellow card for a rather soft foul on the goalscorer, but the stamp on Karim El Ahmadi that brought a straight red card for Ramires was altogether more serious and brought the game to a bad-tempered conclusion with players squaring up to each other in front of the Chelsea bench.
City have three games in hand so can now overhaul Chelsea if they keep winning. Their 2-0 victory at Hull was achieved by 10 men but Chelsea could not show the same drive and determination, even before their numbers were reduced.