Chelsea vs Newcastle
3:00pm Saturday October
Chelsea moved into the Premier League top four since Marcos Alonso strike gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle.
Chelsea finally broke down a obstinate Toon as Alonso (73) struck a ferocious low campaign after being fed by Callum Hudson-Odoi around the remaining box.
The first half lacked any clear-cut opportunities as while at the next Tammy Abraham had three clear chances to score, either side of Alonsos winner , Chelsea struggled to break down a Newcastle side intent on enjoying the counter.
The end result means Chelsea go into the top four while Newcastle fall to three.
Clear chances were difficult to come by, Although the first half was not short on action in every third. Newcastle used their rate at Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron to create a few issues for Chelsea, however, Kepa Arrizabalaga hadnt any shots to store as the traffic enrolled only 30 per cent ownership.
Chelsea came closest through Willians header wide and Mason Mounts turn and shot, rescued by Martin Dubravka, but it said it that the first-half highlight came from the form of referee Andre Marriner falling after being struck around the head with the ball.
Ross Barkley has been introduced off with a bang with been struggling from the early minutes and Chelsea stepped up things afterwards.
Abraham hit the bar from the corner of Willian, and then headed over from a scenario moments as Newcastle retreated further.
This was the introduction of Christian Pulisic which caused Newcastle the many troubles, and he would have scored moments for Dubravkas heroic halt but following his introduction at his feet.
The American was involved in the winner, however, since former Sunderland defender Alonso caught revenge over the Newcastle fans whod been jeering him all game. Pulisic squared to the Hudson-Odoi that was striking to nourish Alonso, and the Spaniards first-time drive found the corner despite Dubravka getting a touch.
Abraham somebody left without the goal he deserved since DeAndre Yedlin created a amazing last-ditch block as soon as the Chelsea striker had an open goal, but despite some late pressure from Newcastle, Chelsea captured.
After five wins, along with some experience of breaking sides in Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will elaborate themselves for a end as they start to locate their feet beneath Frank Lampard.
Chelsea go to Ajax on Wednesday at 5.55pm at the Champions League, before a trip to Burnley at the Premier League on Saturday Night Football, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event at 5.30pm. Newcastle host Wolves at the Premier League on Super Sunday at 2pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
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