Chelsea’s Diego Costa lifted the mood of the distressed Mourinho’s side after getting his goal following a horrendous mistake made by Aston Villa’s back.
Villa may have played the better football in this first half, but a horrendous mistake at the back has cost them dearly. Guzan’s poor pass to Lescott is cut out by Willian, who then charges into the box and squares for Costa to tap the ball in from close range. It was a howler from the keeper and it has suddenly lifted the mood at Stamford Bridge.
Recall that the Blues have endured a miserable start to the new season and have won just two of their eight league matches.
It’s another cruel blow for Villa, as Chelsea double their lead thanks to a second goal for Costa. The Blues break quickly and the Brazilian is picked out by a pass over the top from Fabregas. He then cuts inside onto his right foot and fires in a drive which takes a huge deflection of Hutton and leaves Guzan wrong footed as it drops into the net.