Due to a objective from Anwar El Ghazi, Aston Villa has one level left within the away recreation in opposition to Chelsea. After Olivier Giroud opened the rating, the Dutchman scored the 1-1 remaining rating together with his fifth objective in 5 video games. Leicester Metropolis spilled costly factors in opposition to Crystal Palace.
El Ghazi most profitable participant of the month in PL
Each Chelsea and Aston Villa began the sport with a complete of 25 factors, though the Londoners wanted two extra video games for that. Giroud’s 1-0 within the thirty fifth minute got here as a name for the group of coach Frank Lampard. The French striker headed house after an help from Ben Chilwell.
Aston Villa, which solely escaped relegation on the final day of play final season, got here alongside 5 minutes after the break. El Ghazi escaped the eye of César Azpilicueta, after which the Dutchman scored with a pleasant volley.
Each goalscorers acquired into hassle twenty minutes earlier than the top and have been each penalized with yellow. There have been nonetheless probabilities, however John McGinn (Aston Villa) hit the bar and Chilwell shot previous in stoppage time.
El Ghazi underlined together with his objective that he’s in wonderful form. Firstly of this month, the attacker was nonetheless dry, however then he managed to attain in opposition to Wolverhampton, West Bromwich Albion (2x) and Crystal Palace. Solely in opposition to Burnley (0-0) that didn’t work.
With 5 objectives, the previous Ajax participant, along with Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), is probably the most correct participant of December within the Premier League. He thus has a big share within the neat fifth place of the membership from Birmingham.
For Chelsea, which nonetheless has to do with out the injured Hakim Ziyech, the draw means the second lack of factors inside three days. On Boxing Day, the present quantity six misplaced 3-1 to Arsenal.
Earlier within the night, quantity two Leicester Metropolis missed the chance to scale back the deficit to chief Liverpool to at least one level. The away recreation in opposition to Crystal Palace resulted in 1-1.
Surprisingly, there was no beginning place for Jamie Vardy at Leicester Metropolis. The striker, who has already scored eleven objectives this season, began on the bench as a result of busy enjoying schedule.
Midway via the second half, coach Brendan Rodgers determined to deliver Vardy in spite of everything. His group then confronted a deficit by a objective from Wilfried Zaha, who arrange an assault himself, then stumbled however nonetheless hit with a pleasant volley.
Leicester, which noticed Kelechi Iheanacho miss a penalty at a rating of 0-0, nonetheless dragged a draw from the hearth simply earlier than time. Harvey Barnes hit from the sting of the penalty space.