Watch: Ben Chilwell almost scores sensational late winner with volley
Chelsea‘s Ben Chilwell almost scored a sensational late match-winning volley against Aston Villa.
Out-of-form Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Villa after Anwar El Ghazi cancelled out Olivier Giroud’s opener, but Chilwell was close to a magnificent late winner.
With the game deep into injury time, Callum Hudson-Odoi floated a cross towards the back-post where Chilwell was lurking.
Opening his body, the England international lashed a volley towards goal that fizzed just past Emiliano Martinez’s far post.
The technique, praised by co-commentator Jim Beglin, was almost reminiscent of Marco van Basten’s famous volley against the Soviet Union in 1988 European Championship final.
Chilwell clasped his hands together, knowing how close he was to winning the game for Chelsea.
What a winner that would've been!
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