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SportChelsea player ratings: Newcastle (H)

00:55  13 january  2019
00:55  13 january  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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Chelsea player ratings : Eden Hazard impressed for Chelsea (Image: Reuters). Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea to a narrow 2-1 victory over Newcastle to maintain their 100 per N'Golo Kante was joined by new signings Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho, though only one of them stood out during the game.

For Newcastle , former Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is named in their side. Chelsea : Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro., Hazard, Willian. Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Ampadu, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.

Chelsea player ratings: Newcastle (H) © Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport Chelsea FC v Newcastle United - Premier League

Chelsea are now comfortably ahead of Arsenal in the race for the top four, but their performance was anything but comfortable as they struggled past Newcastle in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Goals either side of half-time from under fire forwards Pedro and Willian were enough to secure the three points necessary to heap further misery upon Unai Emery’s Arsenal side, following their third loss in five away games against West Ham United earlier in the day.

Chelsea were out of blocks quickly and raced ahead within nine minutes as Pedro latched onto David Luiz’s ball in behind to lob the onrushing Martin Dubravka. As quickly as they started the game, however, Maurizio Sarri’s men soon enough sank into their typical air of ponderous complacency, gifting Newcastle a route back into the game through static off the ball movement, which allowed the Magpies to man-mark all over the pitch. Ciaran Clark was to be the man to make Chelsea pay when he headed in unmarked from a corner with five minutes of the first-half to play.

Chelsea vs Newcastle: Sarri out to silence the critics

Chelsea vs Newcastle: Sarri out to silence the critics Maurizio Sarri will be hoping to silence his critics as the Blues play Newcastle and reunite with their former manager Rafa Benitez this weekend. Chelsea – who come into the game following a 1-0 loss to Spurs – have looked shaky in recent weeks with a lack of a frontman causing significant problems for ‘Sarriball’. With Alvaro Morata’s exit looming large, and Giroud often featuring as a substitute, it is no wonder Chelsea have scored just three goals in four matches. To put that into perspective the league’s current whipping boys, 20th-placed Huddersfield have scored four goals in that time – arguably against harder opposition.

On Saturday Chelsea will play the 900th match since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. Two Newcastle players , goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and Mohamed Diame have started every Premier League match this term.

It was our wide players ’ day at Stamford Bridge in the tea-time kick-off, with Pedro and Willian N’Golo Kante robbed Newcastle of the ball high up the field but the best Willian could win was a corner. The teams: Chelsea v Newcastle . There are three changes from the side which played at

Despite persistent criticism of his end product, and rumours of him leaving for Barcelona, Brazilian winger Willian proved his quality to restore his side’s lead when he cut in from the left-hand edge of the box to curl the ball in off the post.

Relief was hanging in the air come the final whistle as Chelsea created very few chances to put the game beyond doubt, hanging on to move six points clear of Arsenal.

Here’s how we rated the Blues after the game.

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