The 5 biggest and best scorelines between Chelsea and Aston Villa
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Two big clubs with a history of winning, clashes between the two sides over the years have often been fruitful. Here's a look back at the most entertaining fixtures provided by Chelsea and Villa since their first league meeting in 1907, a 0-0 draw.

5. Aston Villa 2-6 Chelsea

In the 1960s, Chelsea were the envy of many fans across the country. The stylish Blues complimented the fashion centre of the Kings Road with youthful and attractive football.

This was a side which contained the Chelsea icons of Peter Bonetti, Ron Harris and Bobby Tambling, as well as the likes of Eddie McCreadie, John Hollins and Charlie Cooke.

With five goals from an on-fire Tambling, Chelsea showed the country their attacking threat.

Seven of the players that destroyed Villa that day would go on to be a part of the famous 1970 FA Cup Final victory over Leeds United.

Only one match has served up more goals in the fixture between the two teams, a 6-3 Villa victory at Stamford Bridge in 1931.

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  • 4. Chelsea 1-3 Aston Villa, December 2011

The match that all but ended Chelsea's already faltering title challenge for the season. Leading early on through a Didier Drogba penalty, midfielder Stephen Ireland struck back a few minutes later.

A stunning performance from the Villans allowed for two late breakaway goals. One from cult hero Stiliyan Petrov, before Darren Bent piled further pressure on under-fire Chelsea manager Andrew Villas-Boas after an uncharacteristic mistake from Frank Lampard.

The result was one of two Villa wins over Chelsea in the last 10 years and their first at Stamford Bridge since 2002, when the England trio Peter Crouch, Darius Vassell and Dion Dublin fired Villa to victory in a similar 3-1 victory.

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  • 3. Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea, May 2013

A match that will live long in the memory of Chelsea fans.

Current boss Frank Lampard finally equalled, then overtook Bobby Tambling's seemingly untouchable record of 202 goals.

Rafael Benitez's Chelsea won an eventful game at Villa Park, coming from behind to win after Christian Benteke's early strike, a feat made all the more remarkable after the Blues were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of half time. Referee Lee Mason had little option but to send Ramires off for a second bookable offence.

Much was riding on the penultimate game of the season. A win for Chelsea would secure Champions League football for the following season, while three points for Paul Lambert's side would ensure they would continue to play Premier League football. Chelsea were allowed back into it after Mason then sent off Benteke.

Two typical Lampard goals secured the win. The first, a thumping effort from the edge of the box, before a typical late arrival in the box saw Lampard surpass Tambling and spark wild celebrations from the travelling Chelsea faithful.

Injuries sustained during the match to now Villa coach John Terry and Eden Hazard would rule each of them out of the Europa League Final against Benfica, but all of the focus was on Lampard's history making moment.

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  • 2. Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa, December 2012

Eight goals and there could have been plenty more. Chelsea missed a host of chances on their way to an 8-0 thrashing that very nearly made history.

Lucas Piazon's penalty miss would have season the home side eight goals up with eight different goalscorers, but a fine Brad Guzan save denied the Brazilian the honour.

Villa came into the game five games unbeaten in the league, which included an excellent 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield, but it was a torrid afternoon for Paul Lambert's men.

The pick of the goals came from Eden Hazard and Chelsea's seventh of the game, lashing the ball into the top corner after a smart turn onto his left foot.

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  • 1. Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa, FA Cup Final 2000

It's difficult to top an FA Cup final win in the last ever cup final at the Old Wembley.

A tight and tense affair in the first half saw the game open up in the second, with Chelsea having the better of the proceedings.

1997 cup final hero Roberto Di Matteo pounced on a David James error to lash the ball home in the 73rd minute.

Captain Dennis Wise lifted his second FA Cup with Chelsea as the turn of the millennium saw silverware return to Stamford Bridge much more regularly.

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