Half-Time Report: Reece James gives Aston Villa via own goal as Jorginho levels

One goal apiece at half-time despite there being very few clear chances in the game at Villa Park as Aston Villa led through Reece James’ own goal but soon found themselves level again after Jorginho converted from the spot.

The home side have defended narrowly and compactly, forcing Chelsea to send their full-backs high up the pitch in an attempt to find a way past them.

Villa have then countered well with high energy and direct play – Watkins the key man – as they run at the Chelsea back three.

It was a Matt Targett cross that deflected off Reece James’ head and hit the back of the net to put Villa one up.

Chelsea found their way back into the game however, when Hudson-Odoi got behind the Villa defence and was hacked down by Matty Cash.

Jorginho calmly put home the penalty and the two sides go in level pegging at the half.

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