The 34-year-old england international scored his chelsea goals 202 and 203 (61) in a 2-1 (0-1) win at aston villa on the penultimate day of the premier league. Minute/88.) and secured the club a place in the top four for good. The midfield stalwart thus outflanked bobby tambling, who scored 202 goals for the west londoners between 1958 and 1970, and dedicated the new best mark to his mother: "i lost my mother a few years ago – she was my greatest support."
Villa was led by the belgian striker christian benteke (14.), which in the 58. Minute with yellow-red from the place had. For interim coach rafael benitez’s team, brazilian ramires also saw yellow-red (45.). Four days before the european league final in amsterdam against benfica lisbon, chelsea captain john terry was substituted with an injury (75.). In addition, offensive star eden hazard suffered a thigh blister.
"I’m very satisfied, but maybe we bought it too dearly," benitez said. "Terry twisted his bone and hazard spurred something in the thigh muscle. We must wait for the investigations."With 72 points, chelsea has maintained its third place in the table, which entitles it to direct champions league participation. Fourth is arsenal FC (67), who host wigan athletic on tuesday. League leaders tottenham hotspur (66), who take on stoke city on sunday, have a 17-goal worse goal differential than chelsea, making it virtually impossible for them to catch the blues.