Newcastle 0 – 2 Chelsea Recap : Abraham Scores As Chelsea Top PL Table

Chelsea's Tammy Abraham celebrates Goal
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park on November 21, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United played host to the Frank Lampard’s Chelsea FC on Saturday afternoon, losing 1nil to their visitors as a result of an own goal by Fernandez in the 10th minute of the Premier League Clash.

Both sides kicked off the game, visibly showing their intent, Joelington starting in the absence of Callum-Wilson was able to cause a few problems but Chelsea grew into the game, found some rythm and started threatening the Newcastle defence.

The first Goal was somewhat unfortunately as a defensive move from Federico Fernandez ended up gifting their visitors an early lead. Mason mount threw in a dangerous cross from the flank intended for Ben Chiwel but Fernandez was there to clear but his first touch betrayed him, sending the ball right into his own goal. Despite the VAR review, the goal was given to the Blues.

The Toons tried to get back to the game immediately with some swift combination between Manquillo and Saint-Maximin but that came to nothing and that was all they could afford as Chelsea took complete control over the game and were able to close the first half with the lead.

The stats were all against the Toons. They had no victory from games they have conceded first for more than a year which ended up closing out hopes of their possible comeback as Chelsea too haven’t lost a game they have been fortunate to take the lead early.

Hayden squandered a chance 13 minutes into the second half and missed bring the game leveled with a thunderous shot from 10 yards away from the goal. Joelington lost another of chance two minutes after with a brilliant effort creating the chance from nothing.

Chelsea took over the game of chances and Abraham’s attempt in the 63rd was blocked by Schar but the second three minutes later was a sealed their win. Timo Werner was able to intercept a Newcastle attack and took the ball on a counter over 75 yards before carefully placing a pass to Abraham, who finished off at the near post.

Newcastle tried to get back in the game and made changes replacing Miguel Almiron with Javier Manquillo and Andy Carroll replaces Allan Saint-Maximin. They came close to getting one in, with a shot from Langstaff, whose blazing shot landed on the woodwork.

Chelsea squandered a few more chances before the final whistle but were able to close out the game with a 2-0 win and with three points, they top the premier league table, temporarily till Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City square off later in the day.

Chelsea have won 26 Premier League games against Newcastle United – only versus Tottenham Hotspur (30) have they won more games in the competition.

Newcastle have lost five of their last seven home matches in the Premier League (W2), as many as in the previous 25.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has won just two of his 24 Premier League games as manager against Chelsea (D5 L17), losing eight of his last nine such encounters (W1).

Chelsea have kept three consecutive away clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since October 2018.

Timo Werner has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 10 appearances in all competitions (8 goals, 3 assists).

Since the start of last season, Tammy Abraham has scored 23 goals in all competitions, 11 more than any other Chelsea player.

Since his debut in September 2014, no Premier League player has scored more own goals in the competition than Federico Fernández (5 – level with Lewis Dunk).

Édouard Mendy has registered seven clean sheets in his nine appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, with today’s shutout his fourth in five Premier League games.

Kovacic Strikes Newcastle Chelsea
Chelsea’s German striker Timo Werner shoots wide during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on November 21, 2020. (Photo by Owen Humphreys / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE.
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