Chelsea relocated to the top of the Premier League table, if just for a couple of hours, after a strong win at Newcastle United, their 5th straight triumph in all competitors.
Federico Fernandez’s own objective set the Blues on their method, the Argentine protector poking the ball over his own line while under pressure from Ben Chilwell.
Chelsea exuded quality, Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow producing outstanding conserves to reject the outstanding Timo Werner along with a close-range header by Tammy Abraham.
However Abraham ensured of the points with a clever surface following Werner’s pass after Newcastle had actually threatened through Isaac Hayden and Joelinton. Sean Longstaff struck the bar for the house side towards completion.
Chelsea, who began the day 5th, are leading the table on objective distinction ahead of Leicester, who are at Liverpool on Sunday.
Aston Vacation home, who host Brighton at 15:00 GMT, might change Chelsea at the top with a big win, while Tottenham, who captivate Manchester City at 17:30, will transfer to the top with a triumph.
6 tidy sheets in 7 for Blues
Not just do Chelsea lead their group in the Champions League, they are now leading of the Premier League for the very first time considering that Frank Lampard took charge in July 2019.
This was the very first of 9 video games in the next 4 weeks for Lampard’s side and the Chelsea employer needed to prepare for it without numerous essential gamers who were still away on worldwide task 2 days prior to this match.
It had actually triggered Lampard to require Saturday early kick-offs to be ditched right away after a global break however the Blues made a relentless start that captured Newcastle cold.
Werner and Abraham had actually currently been warded off by Darlow when Chelsea swept into an early lead, Fernandez accidentally turning Mason Mount’s cross past his own keeper after a brief corner.
That was Chelsea’s 35th objective in 14 league and cup video games however it ought to have been more prior to half-time.
Werner, who had actually an objective prohibited for offside late on, was an innovative force throughout however the Germany forward was likewise inefficient.
When Newcastle did install an unusual attack, Chelsea were strong at the back.
Antonio Rudiger, beginning in location of 36-year-old Thiago Silva who had actually bet Brazil in midweek, significant his very first league start of the season with a crucial block to reject Allan Saint-Maximin as the Blues chalked up a 6th tidy sheet in 7 video games.
Abraham’s 2nd objective in as numerous league video games ensured of the points prior to Mount went near including a 3rd.
Wilson a huge miss out on
Without leading scorer Callum Wilson, Newcastle stopped working to score for the 2nd succeeding video game.
Wilson, missing out on with a hamstring injury, has actually netted 6 of his side’s 10 top-flight objectives this season however Newcastle never ever recuperated after a sluggish start.
Darlow kept his side in the match with some outstanding conserves prior to Abraham’s second-half surface eliminated the video game off.
Newcastle’s cause was not assisted by the loss of Jamaal Lascelles to injury, the captain stopping working to appear at the start of the 2nd half after decreasing greatly.
Steve Bruce sent out on Miguel Almiron, who just showed up back from worldwide task with Paraguay on Friday, and Andy Carroll to attempt and save a point.
Carroll looked set to score his very first objective considering that going back to Newcastle for a 2nd spell 15 months back, however his effort in injury time was deflected large for a corner.
House pains for Magpies – the statistics
- Newcastle have actually lost 5 of their last 7 house matches in the Premier League.
- Given that the start of 2019-20, Tammy Abraham has actually scored 23 objectives in all competitors, 11 more than any other Chelsea gamer.
- Newcastle employer Steve Bruce has actually won simply 2 of his 24 Premier League video games as supervisor versus Chelsea.
- Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy has 7 tidy sheets in 9 looks for Chelsea in all competitors.
- Given that his launching in September 2014, no Premier League gamer has actually scored more own objectives in the competitors than Federico Fernandez (5 – level with Lewis Dunk).
While Newcastle check out Crystal Palace in the Premier League next Friday (20:00 GMT), Chelsea remain in France on Tuesday to deal with Rennes in Group E of the Champions League (17:55). They then host Stimulates on Sunday, 29 November (16:30).
More to follow.
- 26 Darlow
- 19 Manquillo Alternatived To Almirón at 65′ minutes
- 18 Fernández
- 6 Lascelles Alternatived To Schär at 45′ minutes
- 2 Clark
- 15 Lewis
- 23 Murphy Reserved at 45mins
- 36 S Longstaff
- 14 Hayden Reserved at 39mins
- 10 Saint-Maximin Alternatived To Carroll at 74′ minutes
- 9 Joelinton
- 5 Schär
- 7 Carroll
- 8 Shelvey
- 16 Hendrick
- 17 Krafth
- 24 Almirón
- 29 Gillespie
- 16 Mendy
- 24 James
- 15 Zouma
- 2 Rüdiger
- 21 Chilwell Alternatived To Emerson at 82′ minutes
- 17 Kovacic
- 7 Kanté
- 19 Mount
- 22 Ziyech Alternatived To Giroud at 87′ minutes
- 9 Abraham
- 11 Werner Alternatived To Hudson-Odoi at 76′ minutes
- 1 Arrizabalaga
- 4 Christensen
- 5 Jorginho
- 18 Giroud
- 20 Hudson-Odoi
- 28 Azpilicueta
- 33 Emerson
Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Chelsea 2.
2nd Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Chelsea 2.
Effort obstructed. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) ideal footed shot from outside package is obstructed. Helped by Mason Mount.
Effort obstructed. Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside package is obstructed.
Corner, Newcastle United. Yielded by Antonio Rüdiger.
Effort obstructed. Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of package is obstructed. Helped by Isaac Hayden.
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) wins a totally free kick in the protective half.
Foul by Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United).
Foul by Emerson (Chelsea).
Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) wins a totally free kick in the protective half.
Offside, Chelsea. Reece James attempts a through ball, however Olivier Giroud is captured offside.
Foul by Reece James (Chelsea).
Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a totally free kick on the left wing.
Alternative, Chelsea. Olivier Giroud changes Hakim Ziyech.
Corner, Newcastle United. Yielded by Kurt Zouma.
Corner, Chelsea. Yielded by Fabian Schär.
Alternative, Chelsea. Emerson changes Ben Chilwell.
Effort obstructed. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) ideal footed shot from outside package is obstructed. Helped by Tammy Abraham.
Corner, Newcastle United. Yielded by Édouard Mendy.
Effort conserved. Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of package is conserved in the leading left corner. Helped by Joelinton.