Chelsea 2 – 1 Newcastle United Football Highlights
(English Premier League )
Key Moments Recap :
9″: Pedro darts inside Ritchie and Luiz picks him out, playing a superb long ball over the top of Clark for the Spanish winger.
He then shows excellent composure, taking a touch before lifting the ball over the top of the stranded Dubravka.
57″ : Hazard drives at the heart of the Newcastle defence before laying the ball off to Willian, who cuts back onto his right foot. He then curls a sublime effort beyond the dive of Dubravka and into the far corner!
Goals (2-1) And Cards
⚽9′ Pedro 1 – 0
🌕24′ Matt Ritchie
⚽40′ 1 – 1 Ciaran Clark
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Chelsea FC : Kepa 6, Azpilicueta 7, Rudiger 7, Luiz 8, Alonso 7, Jorginho 6, Kante 7, Kovacic 6, Willian 8, Hazard 7, Pedro 8. Subs: Barkley 6, Hudson-Odoi n/a, Giroud n/a.
Newcastle United FC : Dubravka 7, Yedlin 7, Lascelles 7, Lejeune 7, Clark 8, Ritchie 7, Hayden 6, Longstaff 6, Atsu 6, Perez 6, Rondon 7. Subs: Murphy n/a,
Man Of The Match : Willian. (Chelsea)
- Luiz has registered two assists in his last three Premier League games, having not set up a teammate in 66 games prior to this run.
- Eden Hazard (10 goals and 10 assists) is one of two players in the Top 5 European Leagues to have both scored and assisted 10 or more goals in league play this season – the other is Lionel Messi (16 goals and 10 assists)
- Chelsea have lost only one of their 24 home Premier League games against Newcastle.
- Of players with at least 10 Premier League goals, only Ugo Ehiogu (84%) and David Wetherall (87%) have scored a higher percentage of their goals via their head than Ciaran Clark (83%).
Other Football Highlights
Opta Stats Ahead Of The Game
Chelsea Starting XI
Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Hazard, Pedro.
Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Ampadu, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.
Newcastle United Starting XI
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon.
Subs: Woodman, Sterry, Manquillo, Fernandez, Schar, Murphy, Joselu.
Rafa Benitez – Chelsea Are Miles Away :
“We know they are a very good team. They are playing with a high intensity & Spurs struggled against them the other day. The top 6 are miles ahead of the other.
“In one game anything can happen, but the reality is the money they have spent means they are miles away.”
Maurizio Sarri Injury Updates And January Transfer Issues
“[Ruben] Loftus-Cheek is out at the moment, yesterday Alvaro had a day training with his team-mates so we have to see if he trains today.
“I hope he will be able to play.”
“As you know very well I am not involved in the market. I spoke with the club and they know my opinion.
“In my opinion we need two players. It depends on the club’s decision but I don’t know anything about the market, day by day or minute by minute.”