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Three positives Chelsea can take from the draw against Aston Villa

Chelsea fought back from two goals down to salvage a thrilling 2-2 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday

Morgan Rogers’ strike and an own goal from Marc Cucurella put the hosts in a dominating position before the second half. 

But a stirring comeback from the Blues ensured the spoils were shared, with Noni Madueke and Conor Gallagher getting their names on the scoresheet. 

Mauricio Pochettino’s side host Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Thursday and fans can enjoy this match through Premier League live streams

Fighting spirit 

Chelsea came into Saturday’s league fixture on the back of a humiliating 5-0 defeat against Arsenal

They suffered an early blow when Cucurella deflected John McGuinn’s effort into the back of the net before Rogers doubled the lead with a low strike. 

However, the Blues showed great fighting spirit in the second half as they dominated possession and created several scoring opportunities. 

Madueke reduced the deficit by curling a finish beyond Villa’s substitute goalkeeper Robin Olsen. 

Gallagher added another with a superb finish before Axel Disasi had a stoppage-time winner ruled out by VAR. 

A good result 

Villa Park has become a very difficult place for teams to pick up points this season. 

Premier League title contenders Manchester City and Arsenal have returned empty-handed from the Midlands after losing their respective matches against Villa.

Unai Emery’s side were also on an impressive run before Saturday’s showdown at Villa Park. 

But Chelsea held them to a 2-2 draw and would have won all three points if Disasi’s goal hadn’t been ruled out by VAR. 

Caicedo sparkles

Moises Caicedo has faced plenty of criticism since joining Chelsea last summer in a huge £115 million move. 

But the Ecuador international was outstanding at Villa Park. He dictated the tempo in midfield and was excellent in possession. 

The 22-year-old had 102 touches in the game, boasting over 90 percent pass accuracy. 

He won 11 of his 12 ground duels and also completed five tackles. 

Chelsea will hope Caicedo continues his performances over the coming weeks as they take on Tottenham, West Ham United and Nottingham Forest. 

Stats from Sofascore.

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