Chelsea missed to retain on top after easily defeated against Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park last night and that was a first lost after 17 matches unbeaten before.
Defender Zat Knight, who only joined the club this week, scored in the 47th minute on debut, and Gabriel Agbonlahor rounded off a counterattack in the 88th with Chelsea desperately attacking for the equaliser. Chelsea 's loss means they still trail leaders Liverpool on goal difference as one of four teams tied on 10 points followed by Arsenal which beat Portsmouth 3-1 and Everton which beat Bolton 2-1.
Chelsea tries to delete their curse by chasing their first league win at Villa Park since 1999 and dominated the opening exchanges despite missing injured midfielder Frank Lampard. Good shot from Malouda, Wright Phillips, John Terry and Drogba did not give anything untill Zat Knight scored the first goal for Aston Villa and the crucial attack from Villa give Chelsea more suffere after Agbonlahor ensure Villa will get their full 3 points and extent their record.