Chelsea vs Newcastle
3:00pm Saturday 19th October
As Marcos Alonsos late strike gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford 24, chelsea moved into the Premier League top four.
Chelsea finally broke down a obstinate Toon as Alonso (73) struck a ferocious low effort after being fed up with Callum Hudson-Odoi on the left of the box.
The initial half lacked some clear-cut opportunities as while in the second Tammy Abraham had three chances to score, either side of Alonsos winner top, Chelsea struggled to break down a Newcastle side objective of enjoying on the counter.
The end result means Chelsea go into the top four whereas Newcastle fall into three.
Clear chances were difficult to find, though the first half was not short on action in every final third. Newcastle utilized their speed at Allan Saint-Maximin Joelinton and Miguel Almiron to create a few problems for Chelsea, however, Kepa Arrizabalaga had no shots to spare as the traffic registered just 30 per cent ownership.
Chelsea came through Willians header broad and Mason Mounts turn and shot, saved by Martin Dubravka, but it stated it that the first-half highlight came from the shape of referee Andre Marriner decreasing after being struck on the face with the ball.
Ross Barkley was brought off with a bang with been fighting from the moments and Chelsea stepped up things thereafter.
Abraham headed over from a situation minutes afterwards as Newcastle retreated further, and then hit the bar in the corner of Willian.
It was the debut of Christian Pulisic which caused Newcastle the most problems, and hed have graduated minutes following his debut but also for the epic stop of Dubravka at his feet from point-blank variety.
The American was included in the winner, however, as former Sunderland defender Alonso received revenge on the Newcastle fans whod been jeering him all game. Driving through midfield, Pulisic squared to the Hudson-Odoi that was similarly striking to nourish Alonso, along with the Spaniards first time drive saw the corner despite Dubravka becoming a touch.
Abraham somebody left he deserved as a wonderful last-ditch block was created by DeAndre Yedlin when the Chelsea striker had an open target, although some pressure from Newcastle, Chelsea got the things they deserved.
Since they begin to find their feet under Frank Lampard after five straight wins, and also some experience of breaking sides in Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will elaborate themselves.
Chelsea go to Ajax on Wednesday at 5.55pm in the Champions League, before a visit to Burnley from the Premier League on Saturday Night Football, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event at 5.30pm. Newcastle host Wolves from the Premier League on Super Sunday at 2pm, live on Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.