Anwar El Ghazi scored his fifth goal in as many games as Aston Villa came from behind to earn a point against Chelsea in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.
Villa were trailing to an Olivier Giroud header when El Ghazi scored a second-half equaliser that saw the in-form visitors stretch their unbeaten run to five games.
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Anwar El Ghazi rescued a point for Aston Villa with a neat side-foot finish at Stamford Bridge
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Parity was restored five minutes after the interval, though, when the unmarked El Ghazi converted Matty Cash’s inviting delivery at the back post.
Both sides had chances to steal victory, with Villa coming closest when John McGinn smashed a thunderous long-range effort off the crossbar.
The result sees Villa move up to fifth in the table, level on points with sixth-placed Chelsea – with both sides now a point outside the top four.
Villa have two games in hand on second-placed Leicester and are three points behind the Foxes.