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Penalty Goal
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R. James
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R. James
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H. Ziyech
Yellow Card
J. Lascelles
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 6
Total Passes 198 773
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Newcastle are next in action against Brighton and Hove Albion on the road in the Premier League next Saturday. Chelsea take on Malmo in the Champions League in their next outing on Tuesday.
Chelsea ease past Newcastle United in their Premier League clash at St James' Park with a 3-0 victory. Reece James was the star of the show in front of goal with two brilliant finishes before Jorginho added a third from the penalty spot after Kai Havertz was fouled in the box. Thomas Tuchel's men extend their lead at the top of the table with their triumph this afternoon, while Newcastle extend their winless run to 10 league matches.
90' + 2' Chelsea are going to see out this contest with relative ease and with a clean sheet.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
C. Hudson-Odoi
88' Niguez enters the action for the visitors to replace Hudson-Odoi.
87' This is turning into a rather good afternoon for Chelsea. They lead here 3-0, while Liverpool are drawing at home against Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City are losing at home to Crystal Palace.
85' Chelsea have been in control for the entire second half. They've answered the instructions of their manager at the break after an ineffectual first-half performance.
83' Manquillo takes possession in the right-inside channel and goes for goal, but he sends a tame effort straight at Mendy.
J. Shelvey
S. Longstaff
81' Shelvey replaces Longstaff for the closing stages of the game.
Penalty Goal
81' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! JORGINHO CONVERTS!!! 3-0 CHELSEA! There's no sentiment with the Blues even with James on a hat-trick Jorginho takes the spot-kick to ensure they all but wrap up the three points. He takes his traditional stutter-step before firing high into the middle of the net.
79' PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Havertz latches on to a throughball and tries to round Darlow, but he is brought down by the Newcastle keeper. Referee Paul Tierney points straight to the spot.
R. James
77' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! JAMES NOTCHES HIS SECOND!!!!! 2-0 CHELSEA!!!! The Blues score a vital second goal to take control of the contest as James blasts home an effort on the half-volley. Havertz and Barkley combine on a break upfield before Loftus-Cheek arrives in support with James. The full-back offloads to Loftus-Cheek, who sees his strike blocked. However, the rebound falls to James to hammer on his left foot into the middle of the net.
75' Saint-Maximin has space on the counter, but he misplaces his first-time pass for Wilson out for a throw-in.
72' Chilwell swings a corner in from the left flank that Rudiger attempts to head at goal, but he cannot direct his effort on target amid the presence of Lascelles.
69' Chelsea are maintaining possession with ease. Newcastle cannot muster a spell of pressure amid the composure of the visitors on the ball.
M. Almirón
I. Hayden
67' Hayden is withdrawn from the action and is replaced by Almiron. Newcastle need impetus from the midfielder.
J. Willock
R. Fraser
66' Fraser makes way for Willock in the Newcastle midfield.
R. James
65' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! JAMES BLASTS CHELSEA AHEAD!!!! 1-0!!! The Blues take the lead as James is afforded space and time to fire into the top-left corner. Hudson-Odoi is the architect as he surges down the left flank and digs out a cross into the middle. It is deflected to an unmarked James in the right-inside channel, who shifts the ball back on to his left foot before rifling past Darlow.
R. Barkley
H. Ziyech
64' Barkley enters the action for the Blues to replace Ziyech.
R. Loftus-Cheek
N. Kanté
64' Kante is withdrawn by the visitors and is replaced by Loftus-Cheek.
61' James latches on to a cutback on the edge of the Newcastle box and goes for a drive at goal, which is saved low to his left by Darlow.
60' Newcastle are responding to the crowd inside St James' Park, but they've yet to test Mendy between the posts.
58' Saint-Maximin tries to fire at goal from the left-inside channel, but he sends his effort wide of the right post.
H. Ziyech
Yellow Card
57' Ziyech chops down Saint-Maximin on a run and goes into the book.
56' Rudiger lines up a blast from 20 yards after Newcastle clear a free-kick from Ziyech, but can only help his effort over the bar.
J. Lascelles
Yellow Card
55' Lascelles stops Havertz on a break and goes into the book for his lunge.
N. Kanté
Yellow Card
54' Kante brings down Fraser on the charge and goes into the book.
52' Chelsea pass the ball around the edge of the Newcastle box before Hudson-Odoi tees up Jorginho for a strike that he blasts over the bar.
51' Chilwell works the ball to Havertz, who swivels to fire a right-footed strike at goal from inside the box, but his effort is straight at Darlow.
50' Chelsea have come out in the second half on the front foot and are putting the Magpies under pressure at the back.
48' OFF THE POST! Ziyech strikes the post with a deflected strike. He blasts a left-footed effort from the edge of the box towards goal that takes a wicked deflection off Lascelles and wrong foots Darlow. However, the woodwork saves the home side.
46' SAVE! Hudson-Odoi leads a surge forward at the Newcastle defence. He spots Ziyech in space and offloads to the winger, who fires a left-footed strike straight at Darlow.
46' We're back under way at St James' Park.
Newcastle have been dogged at the back, but have offered very little going forward. Graeme Jones' tenure is not expected to last much longer, but he will want to hand the team over with a win in the Premier League under their belt. The Magpies have to be more adventurous.
It's goalless at the break in the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park. Both teams have struggled for inspiration in the final third. The Blues did have a goal disallowed for offside, although Hakim Ziyech was well beyond the last men when he produced the finish. Thomas Tuchel will be demanding an improvement from his team in the second half.
45' + 1' Saint-Maximin tries to lead a Newcastle break into the Chelsea half, but he goes down under pressure from Christensen. The home side want a free-kick, but the referee waves away their appeals.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
45' OVER! Ziyech goes for goal from the resulting free-kick and hammers an effort towards goal on his left foot, but it travels over the bar.
44' Lascelles brings down Havertz 30 yards from goal. Chelsea have a free-kick in a useful position.
43' Clark steers a cross into the box from the left flank towards Wilson. He tries to climb above Thiago Silva, but he can only nod his effort into the ground for Mendy to claim.
40' Chilwell hangs a long ball over the top for Hudson-Odoi to chase, but it just evades the winger and travels into the hands of Darlow.
M. Ritchie
Yellow Card
39' Ritchie goes into the book for the home side.
37' Rudiger makes a break forward from the back and tries to release Hudson-Odoi, but the two players on not on the same page and the ball travels out for a goal-kick.
35' Chelsea are lacking a cutting edge in the final third. The absences of Mount, Lukaku and Werner appear to be looming large this afternoon.
33' OVER! Ziyech has to hit the target! Chelsea work their way through the Newcastle defence down the right flank. James delivers a fine low cross into the box that deflects into the path of Ziyech. The winger has a free strike at goal, only to smash it over the bar.
31' Rudiger fires a low cross into the box with power, but Havertz fails to react in time and the ball strikes his ankle rather than his boot.
29' DISALLOWED GOAL! Ziyech collects in space and fires a left-footed strike into the net courtesy of a deflection. However, he does not celebrate as he knows that he is offside. That's twice that Ziyech has strayed.
27' Darlow takes his time over a clearance out from the back to infuriate the Blues. Tuchel is remonstrating with the fourth official about timewasting.
25' Kante again tries to pull the strings, but Havertz strays offside on this occasion in the final third.
24' BLOCK! Havertz turns on the edge of the box and shapes to fire at goal. He connects with a powerful effort, but his attempt is charged down by a wall of black and white shirts.
22' Krafth catches Hudson-Odoi with a late challenge in the Chelsea half, but avoids a booking. The Magpies need to be careful with their challenges.
21' Kante looks for the run of Ziyech in the Newcastle box, but he moves too soon and is caught offside.
19' Ziyech collects on the right flank and digs out a cross on his left foot that sails out for a goal-kick.
I. Hayden
Yellow Card
17' Hayden comes in hard on Christensen and goes into the book for his challenge.
16' Newcastle have set their stall out to hit the Blues on the counter using the pace of Saint-Maximin and Fraser. The Magpies will have to be on their mettle at the back.
14' OVER! Wilson climbs to attack a cross from Ritchie at the back post, but he can only head his effort over the bar.
13' Ziyech brings down Fraser on the left flank, handing Newcastle a free-kick in a decent position.
11' Christensen threads a pass through the Newcastle defence for the run of Kante, but Lascelles holds firm to usher the ball out for a goal-kick.
9' BLOCK! Longstaff puts his body on the line at the back to block a powerful strike from Ziyech after the winger latches on to a knockdown from James in the Newcastle box.
8' There is confusion in the Newcastle defence as Darlow and Clark go for the same cross from Chilwell. However, Clark reacts to clear the loose ball before Havertz can react.
6' James combines with Jorginho to burst into the right-inside channel, but Darlow comes off his line to claim his cross.
4' Chilwell tries to attack a cross from the right flank, but he can only nod his effort into the hands of Darlow.
2' Saint-Maximin feeds Fraser on the charge down the left flank. The Scot fires a low ball across the face of goal, but there's no Newcastle player there to capitalise.
1' We're under way at St James' Park.
Newcastle have lost five of their last six Premier League meetings with Chelsea, winning the other 1-0 in January 2020.
Chelsea are without a litany of talent this afternoon. Lukaku, Mateo Kovacic and Timo Werner are sidelined due to injury, while Mason Mount has been forced out with illness. Tuchel made a number of changes for the EFL Cup, but has reverted to the side more or less that thrashed Norwich 7-0 in the Premier League last time out. Christensen, Kante and Havertz all come into the fold as Chalobah drops to the bench.
Newcastle are unchanged from the side that drew against Palace last time out. Wilson leads the line alongside Saint-Maximin with Longstaff, Hayden and Fraser holding down the midfield. There's no place for Willock or Almiron as Jones opts for solidity in his team.
CHELSEA SUBS: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Marcus Bettinelli, Trevor Chalobah, Saul Niguez, Ross Barkley, Cesar Azpilicueta, Malang Sarr.
CHELSEA (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ben Chilwell; Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi.
NEWCASTLE SUBS: Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, Joelinton, Jonjo Shelvey, Jamal Lewis, Jacob Murphy, Miguel Almiron, Joe Willock, Dwight Gayle.
NEWCASTLE (5-3-2): Karl Darlow; Javier Manquillo, Emill Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie; Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Ryan Fraser; Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin.
Chelsea enter the contest top of the Premier League on a run of three-straight league victories. The Blues have won five in a row in all competitions, although they required penalties to see off Southampton to reach the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup during the week. Thomas Tuchel knows that his team cannot afford to lose focus in the league amid the tussle with Liverpool and Manchester City at the top. Chelsea need to be ruthless in the final third even without the injured Romelu Lukaku.
Newcastle are winless in the Premier League this term, taking only four points from their opening nine fixtures. Although better days have been promised for the Magpies following their takeover by PIF, matters must improve on the pitch in the short term to ensure the club remain in the Premier League. Graeme Jones began life in takeover charge after Steve Bruce's sacking with a solid point against Crystal Palace. However, the Tynesiders have to be flawless this afternoon against the Blues.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park.