'Best player on the pitch': Some Villa fans laud 'brilliant' 2018 arrival after 3-0 Chelsea loss
The Blues were in flying form with Romelu Lukaku scoring his first-ever goals at Stamford Bridge as Villa struggled to make their chances count against Chelsea.
With Emi Martinez and Emi Buendia both missing due to quarantine, it was bound to be a rough game for the Birmingham side right from the get-go. And the reigning UEFA Champions League holders put Villa to the sword.
Jed Steer did as best as his could to keep Chelsea at bay. But Villa were just no match for the Blues, who were eager to impress in front of their fans.
It was not all doom and gloom for Villa, though. John McGinn once again showed sparks that the Scottish international is on his way to returning to his usual best.
The 2018 arrival from the Scottish Premiership is not fully back to 100% fitness after a long summer with the Tartan Army. And against Chelsea, the Villa maestro was impressive in patches in the midfield.
Indeed, the game at the Bridge was always going to be a tough one for Villa. Yet fans on social media were happy with McGinn and his showcase against Chelsea.
Here’s what some Villa fans had to say on Twitter about McGinn’s performance against Chelsea…
Best player on the pitch today, including Chelsea!— Mark Jay (@MarkNJay) September 11, 2021
He was quality tbf. Few wayward passes but some great ones too. Watkins finishing is a worry but mends did play well.— Shane Browne (@ShaneBr18828214) September 12, 2021
McGinn brilliant and getting back to his best— Vincey (@Vincey456601) September 11, 2021
Brilliant game @jmcginn7 . Wish could say the same about the referee.— Derek Adamson (@DerekAdamson) September 11, 2021
He was excellent today 👍— Gareth Barham (@GarethBarham1) September 11, 2021
Should be captain— Muckievillan (@DeanMucklow) September 11, 2021
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