Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill saw his side secure a deserved point in an eight-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge and reflected: "It says a lot about our performance that I'm disappointed with just a draw."

In a superbly entertaining clash, Villa went 2-0 up, 3-2 down and then 4-3 down before Gareth Barry's last-gasp penalty secured a deserved share of the spoils.

O'Neill told "We did enough there to win three games.

It was an extraordinary effort from the team. We came out and dominated from the very start - at a place where Chelsea haven't lost for quite some time.

"We were 2-0 up and you might say the second goal was not the best from their point, but we'll take it, because we deserved it.

"We were 2-0 up and coasting. Then we had a very, very dubious decision for a penalty kick given against us. I don't think there was any contact whatsoever.

"That put Chelsea back in the game and we were down to ten men. We tried to change it around a little bit in the second-half and it was a wonderful effort."

The Villa boss added: "I accept the fact they were going to come at us - they're a really great team. They equalised and then got in front, but even at 2-2 I always felt we might be able to get something.

"It was just a brilliant, brilliant effort. They've come from behind with just ten men. Some people will point out Chelsea had nine men, but we had ten for most of the second-half.

"This was not just about the spirit, which was phenomenal, but in terms of ability. We've come here and given a really good account of ourselves.

"It says a lot that I'm actually disappointed with a draw. I really felt we deserved three points.

"In the end Gareth had to keep his nerves at the end to give us a point from the penalty spot. But that was the least we deserved. The crowd were fantastic for us and I'm delighted for them."