"I think we made Chelsea work very hard. It was always going to be a tough game for us - Chelsea are an established Champions League team," said Villa boss Smith
"We have worked all through the lockdown to be tougher to beat defensively and I thought we were. It took a great ball in for the first goal and they got a bit of fortune for the second.
"We are disappointed with the goals but you have to work hard against teams like Chelsea and I felt we did that."