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Villa v Chelsea: Agbonlahor recalls unbelievable Blues win

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Villa v Chelsea: Agbonlahor recalls unbelievable Blues win


Gabby Agbonlahor helped Villa to a famous home victory over Chelsea in Jose Mourinho's final top-flight game in his first spell.

Now the striker wants another win in Mourinho's first claret and blue meeting at Villa Park in his second spell.

Agbonlahor scored the second goal, which added to Zat Knight's thumping header, meant a remarkable 2-0 win in September 2007.

Villa had Olof Mellberg, Martin Laursen, Wilfred Bouma, John Carew and Ashley Young playing that day while Chelsea fielded Didier Drogba, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Claude Makelele and Florent Malouda.

Agbonlahor is relishing the latest encounter.

He said: "I remember that game really well. It was a fantastic result against a very strong Chelsea side.

"I remember how happy Zat was at scoring on his debut. He's been a Villa fan all his life so to score in his first game - on top of the initial delight at signing for his boyhood team - was terrific for him.

"It was a great move that resulted in my goal. Ash set me up and it was a good finish.

"I just remember the noise when the goal went in. It was unbelievable - so loud. The dressing room was buzzing afterwards.

"This latest game will be tough. Chelsea are flying. Mourinho says that Chelsea aren't favourites to win the title but they are certainly in with a chance. The experience of the manager alone is a big factor.

"We're on a high though after our win over Norwich. We've won two games in three home matches now so we're getting that form back here. We'll be giving it everything to get a result.

"There have been some amazing games against Chelsea over the past few years - a 3-3, a 4-4 - so I am sure this will be interesting too."

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By @AVFCOfficial 14th March 2014
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