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Eden Hazard's goal has Chelsea in front of Aston Villa at the break

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It didn't take Chelsea long to go ahead against Aston Villa, as Eden Hazard got on the end of a lovely Willian flick with less than ten minutes played at Villa park. Just like that, any thoughts Paul Lambert's side might have had about a 0-0 draw with the league leaders evaporated, and they'll now need to break their lengthy scoring drought to get anything out of this match.

Hazard probably should have had the chance to add a second from the spot, but Chelsea were denied a pretty obvious handball in the box which deflected a Gary Cahill header into the arms of Brad Guzan. That probably wasn't the worst booboo of the Neil Swarbrick experience though, as the referee has been atrocious throughout the first half. I bet Didier wishes he had tackled him a bit harder...

As with the first half, please refrain from linking or directing to illegal streams of the match, and enjoy the second 45 minutes.

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