A first half Diego Costa strike and a second half Alan Hutton own goal proved enough as Chelsea beat Aston Villa comfortably at Stamford Bridge. Villa, on the other hand, seemed to have not learned their lesson as a couple of terrible mistakes gifted goals to Chelsea and they now languish in the relegation zone. We take a look at the major talking points from the game.
1. A Return to Winning Ways
Incredible as it may seem, Champions Chelsea won only for the third time this season and lifted themselves up 5 places to 11th as they try to resurrect their already floundering season. Prior to the international break, the Blues had been slaughtered by Southampton, and had lost to FC Porto in the Champions League. Their only victories have come against Arsenal and West Brom. With important away games against Dynamo Kiev and high flying West Ham, Chelsea really needed this confidence boosting victory.