Roberto Di Matteo hails ‘fantasic’ Chelsea performance and ‘tremendous’ Fernando Torres goal
Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo has hailed a “fantastic performance” by his side after a 4-2 win at Aston Villa bolstered their Champions League hopes.
Fernando Torres scored his first Premier League goal for six months to put the icing on a sixth win in eight games under Di Matteo.
Chelsea looked to be cruising as Daniel Sturridge and Branislav Ivanovic put them 2-0 in front, only for Villa to equalise through goals from James Collins and Eric Lichaj.
However, Ivanovic’s second goal of the game and then Torres’ injury-time finish closed the gap on fourth-placed Tottenham to two points.
Di Matteo said: “I thought we were strong, dominated and controlled the game apart from the five minutes when Villa scored two goals.
“Apart from that we had many chances and it was a shame we could not kill off the game earlier, but it was another fantastic performance.