Reece James scored a brace to secure the Blues’ spot at the top of the table.
Chelsea defeated Newcastle with a 3-0 result on Saturday. The Blues continue to top the Premier League table with their incredible form.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are dealing with multiple injuries upfront but remained clinical against the Magpies.
James Steals the show
Reece James opened the scoring for Chelsea five minutes past the hour-mark. The England international scored again in the 77th minute, completing his brace for the Blues.
A late penalty from Jorginho sealed the much-needed victory. The Ballon d’Or nominee rarely misses a penalty and today was not his bad day.
With their victory against Newcastle, Chelsea extended their lead to three points at the top of the table.
The Blues will face Malmo in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Chelsea: Mendy (7), James (9), Christensen (7), Silva (7), Rudiger (7), Chilwell (8), Jorginho (8), Kante (6), Hudson-Odoi (6), Havertz (7), Ziyech (6).
Bench: Loftus-Cheek (6), Barkley (6), Niguez (6).
Newcastle: Darlow (5), Ritchie (6), Clark (5), Lascelles (6), Krafth (5), Manquillo (6), Fraser, Longstaff (5), Hayden (6), Saint-Maximin (6), Wilson (5).
Bench: Shelvey (6), Willock (5), Almiron (6).
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