Watch Full Highlight: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea, Blues Secured Champions League Spot Despite Defeat

Chelsea are secured a stop in the next season’s Champions League despite losing to Aston Villa at Villa Park, thanks to a fightback on the other side of the Midlands.

The Blues are made bright start to the game but failed to converted their chance until 43th minutes when Bertrand Traore put the host ahead from clever corner routine.

With Blues research for their goal, it was Aston Villa again, who doubled their tally from spot-kick. Traore, who scoring the opened goal winning the penalty from which Anwar El Ghazi made it 2-0 in front of a jubilant Villa crowd.

Defender Ben Chilwell pulled a goal back in a nerve-wracking finish and the west London club ended the game with 10 men after a red card for captain Cesar Azpilicueta. 

Tuchel’s team, meanwhile, sneaked into Champions League spots after Leicester lost 4-2 to Tottenham as they missed out again.

Ahead of the Uefa Champions League final, Blues have received huge blow as Edouard Mendy off at half-time with injury problem while N’Golo Kante, struggling with a hamstring problem, was absent from the team sheet at Villa Park.

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