Giroud completes Chelsea turnaround at Aston Villa to bolster top four spot

21 June 2020 05:35
Two goals in two minutes boosted Chelsea’s chances of a top-four finish and punctured Aston Villa’s dwindling survival hopes.Kortney Hause’s surprising goal just before half-time allowed Villa to glimpse a precious and improbable victory, but that prize soon vanished amid a rapid-fire salvo from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud. Once they edged in front, Chelsea never looked like being caught. Frank Lampard hopes the same stays true of the race for Champions League qualification, where his team now enjoy a five-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United and Wolves. Villa remain stragglers in second-last position in the table. Related: Everton v Liverpool: Premier League – live! Related: Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea: Premier League – as it happened Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian