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Summary

  1. Use audio icon to listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary
  2. Sub Pato scores on his Chelsea debut
  3. Villa starting XI: Guzan, Cissokho, Lescott, Richards, Hutton; Gueye, Westwood, Sanchez; Ayew, Gestede, Gil
  4. Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Miazga, Rahman; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy; Remy

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By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Right let's leave it there. Not sure we have learned too much today, that we didn't already know. One club's future looks a lot brighter than it did earlier in the season, the other looks doomed. 

See you soon and safe journey home if you've been at the game. 

'I can understand the disconnect'

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Aston Villa caretaker boss Eric Black on BT Sport: "We are under no illusions that the problems are running deeper. The fans need to see some kind of effort, there was a certain amount of that, but the quality lets them down. You would have to ask the players if they have shown enough fight. I've spoken to the players. 

"The club have to rebuild, we have come to stage where we are altering certain things in the club and we have to come back. When the team is bottom of the league, I can understand the disconnect with the supporters. We have to give the supporters something, not the other way round. It's been a hard season for them." 

'I was surprised to go on'

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Chelsea goalscorer Ruben Loftus-Cheek on BT Sport: "The whole team did really well, and well done to Alex for getting his first goal."

Debutant goalscorer Alexandre Pato: "I'm so happy today. I'm very surprised, I was told I could go on. During the game, it was very easy to play alongside the guys. I'm tired but happy." 

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

While I almost wrap this one up, I can point you to the match report of the game from our own Mike Henson. 

'I'd give the responsibility to younger players'

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss at Villa Park for 5 live Sport

"In the last few games I'd take these foreign mercenaries out of the Villa team.

"I'd give the responsibility to younger players with a view on next season. The crowd would get behind six or seven new faces coming in from the Villa under-21s. They may even get a couple of results, which will give the fans great heart."

Jack Grealish
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FULL-TIME

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

The sight of all the "proud history, what future?" placards crumpled on the floor at the foot of the Holte End is an abiding image which describes the day a lot better than I can. 

HAHA

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Life can be cruel. Even the fixture list to the end of the season is laughing at Aston Villa #AVFC H A H A H A

FULL-TIME

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Plenty of finger pointing going on. Jack Grealish at least gets some applause for going up to the Villa fans and thanking them for their support. 

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Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

But it comes to nothing. All over. Not many boos at the end, it's past that stage. 

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Plenty of empty blue seats. If I was ever designing a ground, I'd make the seats dark, just so it's no obvious when no-one is sitting in them. 

Hello. Villa win a corner. 

'The fans have every right to air their views'

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester and Aston Villa forward on Final Score

"I cannot understand players who are professionals not giving everything. 

"The fans have been spending a lot of money to watch Villa play, but the poor performances have lasted all season. The fans have every right to air their views."

The Holt End
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'I actually have some sympathy for the players'

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"There are Villa players who cannot cope with the demands of the Premier League. They are heading out of this league with a whimper. 

"And I actually have some sympathy for the players, because they have no leadership either on or off the field."

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Both sides going through the motions as three extra minutes are held up. Time enough. 

'Alan Hutton gets applauded off'

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss at Villa Park for 5 live Sport

"And yet Alan Hutton gets applauded off by the Villa fans. That suggests he's one of the few home players the fans haven't got a problem with..."

Alan Hutton
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YELLOW CARD

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Jack Greaslish is now booked for a hasty tackle on Baba Rahman. After Villa clear the danger, Grealish then volleys an effort at the back post but Thibaut Courtois sees it out. 

Nosedive...

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Villa Pary

"The fans in the Holt End have turned their placards into paper aeroplanes. They are throwing them as far as they can towards the pitch, and then just like Aston Villa themselves they nosedive..."    

Aston Villa fan
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RED CARD FOR ALAN HUTTON

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

It goes from bad to worse for Villa. Alan Hutton receives his second booking for a heavy challenge on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was also pressured by Jordan Lyden. 

Villa down to 10 men. 

Alan Hutton
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Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Villa should have a corner as Jordan Ayew makes his way down the left but they can't even win that. Jordan Lyden comes on for Villa's Idrissa Gueye as the placards rain down on the pitch. 

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss at Villa Park for 5 live Sport

"It's very difficult for a foreign owner who doesn't understand English football and isn't here on the ground. Unless you've got very good people working for you I can see how mismanagement creeps in."  

Aston Villa protest
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Aston Villa fan
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Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Our friends at Opta say that seven of Chelsea's 10 shots have been on target today. Pedro's first goal (17) was the pick of them when he was found by Oscar (8) after a neat one-two with Alexandre Pato (11). 

Pedro goal
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YELLOW CARD

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

"Lerner out" banners are also seen as the team pass the ball around with a lack of urgency. Pato is through here in the inside-left channel but he is hauled back by Alan Hutton. Booking.

Out the door on 74?

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Jake Clarke-Salter comes on for his Chelsea debut, replacing Pedro, to continue the forward-looking theme to the Chelsea team. 

As he comes on, Villa fans orchestrate their latest protest about the club on 74 minutes, to coincide with the date (1874) that the club was founded. Supporters groups have asked for fans to leave in the past but this time they are holding up their sheets of paper which say: "Proud history, what future?"

Aston Villa fans
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Penalty appeal?

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Alan Hutton bulldozing his way down the right, with Jordan Ayew helping out. Villa fans are booing Leandro Bacuna every time he touches the ball. The midfielder has had previous run-ins with fans.

Meanwhile, Jack Grealish has a decent penalty shout as he's clipped by Pedro. Neil Swarbrick says no, but it looked very debatable. 

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Jack Grealish, maybe trying to prove a point, makes an almost instant impression. He drives towards the byline on the right and drills a low cross which makes it way across the six-yard line with Ashley Westwood almost on the end of it. 

Good to get back to the football. 

Idrissa Gueye
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SUBSTITUTIONS

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Jack Grealish and Leandro Bacuna are on for Carles Gil and Carlos Sanchez. Boos ring out as Grealish makes his first appearance since January. A player who, like Gabriel Agbonlahor, has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons this season. 

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Villa look to make a change as Leandro Bacuna and Jack Grealish get ready on the touchline. Something needs to change from a Villa point of view. 

Jack Grealish
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Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Oscar has made a huge difference since coming on. He cannot believe his luck and the space he has wide on the left. Good news if you have him or Pedro in your fantasy team! 

YELLOW CARD

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Carlos Sanchez now goes into the book as he pulls back Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The least of Villa's worries. 

'Villa have capitulated'

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss at Villa Park for 5 live Sport

"Under an hour gone and quite a few spectators are leaving early. But what did they come for in the first place? What did they expect today? They must be season ticket holders who paid it all at the start of the season. 

"Villa have capitulated in the second half."

Aston Villa fan
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GOAL Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Pedro

The Villa defence backs off again. Alexandre Pato shoots, Brad Guzan saves but palms it straight to Pedro, who gobbles up his second. Easy. 

More cut-outs seen from the Villa fans. "Proud history, what future?"

Pedro
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Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea

Which comes to nothing. Caretaker boss Eric Black looks mystified on the Villa bench. What must go through a manager's mind at times like this?

Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea

Villa fans now singing: "You're not fit to wear the shirt" to their players followed by "Villa 'til I die." Depressing times at a once great club. 

On the pitch, Villa force a corner. 

Jordan Ayew
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Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea

Villa fans now holding up a banner which says: "No fight, no pride, no effort, no hope." 

Not much to add to that except to say that we might be on for another march out of Villa Park on 74 minutes, as has been seen in previous home games. 

Aston Villa fans
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'It looked like Chelsea training routine...'

Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss at Villa Park for 5 live Sport

"I thought Chelsea would take their foot off the gas in this second half, but that was a brilliant goal. 

"But that defending was so passive. It looked like a Chelsea attacking training routine, playing against cones. So easy for Chelsea."

Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea

Jordan Ayew is not happy with a tackle from Alexandre Pato, as the Brazilian wraps his legs around the Villa forward. Neil Swarbrick steps in to administer a few words. 

Ayew then takes out his frustration on the ball as he smacks a looping shot from 25 yards but Thibaut Courtois is well behind it. 

Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea

Oscar says 'de nada' and then fancies a goal himself as he surges down the left and pokes a shot goalwards. Brad Guzan dives to his left to save. 

GOAL Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea

Pedro

Oscar straight into the action, as he plays a lovely one-two with Alexandre Pato. He then clips the ball back to Pedro, who says 'obrigado' to his Brazilian team-mate and slots in coolly. Nice goal. 

Brad Guzan
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KICK-OFF

Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea

Kenedy is off for Chelsea and replaced by fellow Brazilian Oscar. We are under way again.