Alex McLeish proud of Villa performance against Chelsea

On an emotional day at Villa Park, Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is full of praise for his young side despite their 4-2 defeat against Chelsea.

The Villa manager feels his side recovered well to come back from two goals down to get back on level terms, but is disappointed to have conceded some soft goals against an experienced Chelsea team.

McLeish believes his players have responded well following the news that Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia and says they were all "stunned" by the news.

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