Chelsea moved to the highest of the Premier League desk, if just for a number of hours, after a strong win at Newcastle United, their fifth straight victory in all competitions.
Federico Fernandez’s personal objective set the Blues on their approach, the Argentine defender poking the ball over his personal line whereas beneath stress from Ben Chilwell.
Chelsea oozed high quality, Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow producing glorious saves to disclaim the superb Timo Werner in addition to a close-range header by Tammy Abraham.
However Abraham made positive of the factors with a wise end following Werner’s move after Newcastle had threatened by Isaac Hayden and Joelinton. Sean Longstaff hit the bar for the house facet in direction of the top.
Chelsea, who began the day fifth, are high the desk on objective distinction forward of Leicester, who’re at Liverpool on Sunday.
Aston Villa, who host Brighton at 15:00 GMT, might change Chelsea on the summit with a giant win, whereas Tottenham, who entertain Manchester Metropolis at 17:30, will transfer to the summit with a victory.
Six clear sheets in seven for Blues
Not solely do Chelsea lead their group within the Champions League, they’re now high of the Premier League for the primary time since Frank Lampard took cost in July 2019.
This was the primary of 9 video games within the subsequent 4 weeks for Lampard’s facet and the Chelsea boss needed to plan for it with out a number of key gamers who have been nonetheless away on worldwide responsibility 48 hours earlier than this match.
It had prompted Lampard to name for Saturday early kick-offs to be scrapped instantly after a world break however the Blues made a ferocious begin that caught Newcastle chilly.
Werner and Abraham had already been thwarted by Darlow when Chelsea swept into an early lead, Fernandez inadvertently turning Mason Mount’s cross previous his personal keeper after a brief nook.
That was Chelsea’s thirty fifth objective in 14 league and cup video games however it ought to have been extra earlier than half-time.
Werner, who had a objective disallowed for offside late on, was a inventive power all through however the Germany ahead was additionally wasteful.
When Newcastle did mount a uncommon assault, Chelsea have been strong on the again.
Antonio Rudiger, beginning instead of 36-year-old Thiago Silva who had performed for Brazil in midweek, marked his first league begin of the season with an necessary block to disclaim Allan Saint-Maximin because the Blues chalked up a sixth clear sheet in seven video games.
Abraham’s second objective in as many league video games made positive of the factors earlier than Mount went near including a 3rd.
Wilson a giant miss for Magpies
With out main scorer Callum Wilson, Newcastle failed to attain for the second successive recreation.
Wilson, lacking with a hamstring damage, has netted six of his facet’s 10 top-flight objectives this season however Newcastle by no means recovered after a sluggish begin.
Darlow saved his facet within the match with some glorious saves earlier than Abraham’s second-half end killed the sport off.
Newcastle’s trigger was not helped by the lack of Jamaal Lascelles to damage, the captain failing to seem initially of the second half after happening closely.
Steve Bruce despatched on Miguel Almiron, who solely arrived again from worldwide responsibility with Paraguay on Friday, and Andy Carroll to attempt to rescue a degree.
Carroll appeared set to attain his first objective since returning to Newcastle for a second spell 15 months in the past, however his try in damage time was deflected huge for a nook.
House discomforts for Magpies – the stats
- Newcastle have misplaced 5 of their final seven dwelling matches within the Premier League.
- Because the begin of 2019-20, Tammy Abraham has scored 23 objectives in all competitions, 11 greater than some other Chelsea participant.
- Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has received simply two of his 24 Premier League video games as supervisor towards Chelsea.
- Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy has seven clear sheets in 9 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions.
- Since his debut in September 2014, no Premier League participant has scored extra personal objectives within the competitors than Federico Fernandez (5 – degree with Lewis Dunk).
Whereas Newcastle go to Crystal Palace within the Premier League subsequent Friday (20:00 GMT), Chelsea are in France on Tuesday to face Rennes in Group E of the Champions League (17:55). They then host Spurs on Sunday, 29 November (16:30).
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- 36S Longstaff
- 14HaydenBooked at 39mins
- 10Saint-MaximinSubstituted forCarrollat 74′minutes
- 21ChilwellSubstituted forEmersonat 82′minutes
- 22ZiyechSubstituted forGiroudat 87′minutes
- 11WernerSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 76′minutes
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Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Chelsea 2.
Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Chelsea 2.
Try blocked. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Mason Mount.
Try blocked. Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked.
Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.
Try blocked. Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Isaac Hayden.
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United).
Foul by Emerson (Chelsea).
Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Offside, Chelsea. Reece James tries a by ball, however Olivier Giroud is caught offside.
Foul by Reece James (Chelsea).
Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Chelsea. Olivier Giroud replaces Hakim Ziyech.
Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Fabian Schär.
Substitution, Chelsea. Emerson replaces Ben Chilwell.
Try blocked. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Tammy Abraham.
Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Édouard Mendy.
Try saved. Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left facet of the field is saved within the high left nook. Assisted by Joelinton.