Chelsea vs Newcastle
3:00pm Saturday October
As Marcos Alonso 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 tenacious Toon since Alonso (73) struck a fierce low effort after being fed up with Callum Hudson-Odoi about the left of the box.
The first half lacked some clear-cut chances as Chelsea struggled to break down a Newcastle side objective of playing on the countertop, while in the second Tammy Abraham had three clear chances to score, either side of Alonsos winner.
The result means whereas Newcastle fall to the bottom three, Chelsea go with their fifth straight win in all competitions.
Though the first half wasnt short on action in each third, clear opportunities were hard to find. Newcastle used their rate to make a few problems for Chelsea, however, Kepa Arrizabalaga had no shots to save as the traffic registered only 30 percent ownership.
Chelsea came through Willians header wide and Mason Mounts turn and shot, saved by Martin Dubravka, however it stated it all that the first-half highlight came in the shape of referee Andre Marriner falling over after being hit on the face with the ball.
Ross Barkley was brought off with a bang with been fighting from the first minutes and Chelsea stepped up things afterwards.
Abraham hit the bar with a header from the corner of Willian, then headed over from a similar situation moments as Newcastle retreated.
This was the debut of Christian Pulisic which caused Newcastle the many problems, and he would have graduated minutes also for Dubravka stop but after his introduction from point-blank range at his feet.
The American was involved from the winner, however, because former Sunderland defender Alonso gained revenge to the Newcastle fans who had been jeering him all game. Driving through midfield, Pulisic squared to its Hudson-Odoi that was similarly remarkable to nourish Alonso, along with the Spaniards first time drive found the corner despite Dubravka getting a bit.
Abraham someone left he deserved because DeAndre Yedlin created a fantastic block as soon as the Chelsea striker had an open goal, but despite some pressure from Newcastle, Chelsea captured the points that they deserved.
After five wins, and also some experience of breaking down sides in Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will fancy themselves to get a finish since they start to locate their feet.
Chelsea go to Ajax on Wednesday at 5.55pm at the Champions League, before a trip 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 Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.