Chelsea and Aston Villa draw 0-0 in the 4th round of the FA Cup at halftime

Chelsea close to scoring in the first half but Emi Martinez pulled off great saves.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Chelsea and Aston Villa did not score in the first half as it stays 0-0.
Chelsea and Aston Villa did not score in the first half as it stays 0-0.
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Chelsea and Aston Villa are drawing 0-0 at halftime in a half with many chances. Villa started the game with more of the ball. The visiting team looked more comfortable at Stamford Bridge in the first few minutes. Aston Villa had the first clear chance of the game after a brilliant free-kick routine. McGinn sent the ball to the wing, and a cross was sent in the box.

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Aston Villa got a corner from it, and they would score from the corner. Diaby took a shot from a long distance, but the ball hit Douglas Luiz and deflected into the net. The goal was disallowed for a Luiz handball, but Villa looked like the more dangerous team.

Chelsea showcased glimpses of their attack as they countered Aston Villa and almost scored. Madueke takes a shot across goal, but Emi Martinez saves the shot with his leg. Chelsea gained more momentum and got another chance when Cole Palmer shot it straight at Martinez. Villa almost made a terrible mistake when Lenglet passed the ball to Palmer. Martinez had another massive save to keep Villa in the game.

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Emiliano Martinez kept Aston Villa in the game with another save

Villa tried to get back into the game when they tried another free-kick routine near the Chelsea box. McGinn sent the ball over the bar as he put his laces onto the strike. Martinez would step up big again for Aston Villa after a deflection from Moreno almost led to a goal. Martinez got to make a block from point-blank range. Martinez saved Villa late in the first half when Badiashile's header was straight at the Villa keeper. Villa almost scored just before halftime when Tielemans curled his shot wide of the near post.

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