A brace from Mason Mount was enough for Chelsea to claim the three points against dominant Aston Villa.
Chelsea broke the deadlock in the sixth as Tyron Mings was punished by Mason Mount.
Chelsea was caught open in the defence in the 20th minute Kepa needed to pull some wonderful saves to rescue the Blues following a series of attempts in succession from Aston Villa’s attack.
Kepa was called upon once again with Aston Villa close to getting an equaliser but the Spanish goalkeeper read the game well to deny the home team.
Kepa was at it again when called on duty as he denied Aston Villa another scoring chance from a header in the 30th minute.
Raheem Sterling was presented a scoring opportunity but his effort was denied by the crossbar in the 40th minute.
Villa conceded the second goal from a Mount free-kick in the 65th minute of the match.
Aston Villa was left to lick their wound with a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea.