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Aston Villa AST
1
Reece James 27' (pp)
Chelsea CHE
3
Jorginho 33' (p), 92' (p),Lukaku 55'
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PREMIER LEAGUE

Jorginho and Lukaku help secure vital away win for Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to lead Chelsea to a 3-1 victory at Aston Villa with midfielder Jorginho scoring two penalties in the Premier League on Sunday.

Update:
26 December 2021, United Kingdom, Birmingham: Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku (L) celebrates scoring his side's second goal with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Chelsea FC at the Villa Park. Photo: Nick P

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to lead Chelsea to a 3-1 victory at Aston Villa with midfielder Jorginho scoring two penalties in the Premier League on Sunday.

Villa had taken the lead in the 28th minute with some good fortune when Matt Targett's cross struck the head of Chelsea defender Reece James and flew past goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Thomas Tuchel's side drew level six minutes later, though, when Matty Cash clumsily brought down Callum Hudson-Odoi inside the box and Jorginho coolly converted the penalty.

Halftime substitute Lukaku made a swift impact with a fine, angled, glancing header from a Hudson-Odoi cross to put Chelsea ahead in the 56th minute.

In stoppage time, Lukaku was brought down inside the box by Villa defender Ezri Konsa and Jorginho again made no mistake to secure three points for Chelsea who are level with second placed Liverpool on 41 points -- six behind leaders Manchester City.

Substitutions

Romelu Lukaku (45', Trevoh Chalobah), Andreas Christensen (51', Thiago Silva), Mateo Kovacic (62', N'Golo Kanté), Bertrand Traoré (72', Danny Ings), Carney Chukwuemeka (73', Emiliano Buendía), Anwar El Ghazi (75', Morgan Sanson)

Goals

1-0, 27': Reece James, 1-1, 33': Jorginho , 1-2, 55': Lukaku, 1-3, 92': Jorginho

Cards

Referee: Martin Atkinson
VAR Referee: Stuart Attwell, Daniel Cook
Emiliano Martínez (32',Yellow) Tyrone Mings (64',Yellow) Marcos Alonso (69',Yellow) Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (91',Yellow)

Table
Table Pts. P W D L
9 23 17 5 8 4
10 22 17 6 4 7
11 22 18 7 1 10
12 20 18 4 8 6
13 20 17 5 5 7
Table Pts. P W D L
1 47 19 15 2 2
2 41 18 12 5 1
3 41 19 12 5 2
4 35 19 11 2 6
5 29 16 9 2 5
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