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Martinez saves help Villa earn FA Cup replay with Chelsea


Chelsea and Aston Villa will have to face off again in a FA Cup fourth round replay after a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Douglas Luiz did have the ball in the net for the visitors but saw his first-half effort rightly ruled out by VAR for handball.

But it is Chelsea who will look back on a string of chances - many provided by Villa giving away possession - which they failed to capitalise on.

    Villa keeper Emi Martinez certainly played his part in that, though, saving sharply from Noni Madueke and Cole Palmer in the first half and then keeping out Palmer again after the break when he had pinged a pass straight at the Chelsea forward. He was also sharp to beat Conor Gallagher to a bad Boubacar Kamara back-pass.

    Djordje Petrovic was made to work at the other end as well, with two saves in quick succession to deny Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash, as both sides failed to come up with the clinical edge to force a breakthrough.

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