Newcastle United 0-3 Chelsea: Reece James scores twice and Jorginho converts a penalty for the visitors

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After scoring three goals in two Premier League matches for Chelsea, Reece James also scored in the 7-0 win against Norwich last Saturday

Reece James scored two goals to help Premier League champions Chelsea defeat Newcastle United in St James' Park.

After Callum Hudson Odoi's cross was directed into James' path, James hit the ball into the roof to give the visitors the lead after 65 minutes.

After a substitute Ruben LoftusCheek's shot was blocked, James, England's wingback, scored again to make it 2-0 12 minutes later.

Darlow fouled Kai Havertz, giving Chelsea a penalty. Jorginho converted it for a third goal.

Newcastle was playing at home for first time since Steve Bruce's departure, but failed to make any chances. Callum Wilson, England striker, scored a rare chance over the crossbar.

They are currently 19th in the table, but have not won a league title this season.

Thomas Tuchel's team extends their lead at top to three points. Second-placed Liverpool lost a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Brighton, while champions Manchester City suffered an unexpected 2-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace.

Chelsea finally defeats stubborn Newcastle

Newcastle fans felt this was a bitter reminder of the difficult task ahead and a depressing sign of the optimism surrounding the club since its 305m purchase by the Saudi Arabian-backed Public Investment Fund.

52,209 people attended the second home game of their takeover. It was also their first match with Graeme Jones, a lifelong Newcastle fan, as temporary manager following the sacking Bruce earlier in this month.

The hosts were not a threat to the attack, with only one goal, no corners, and 21% of possession. Chelsea managed their seventh league win of the season.

Jones said that Jones was realistic and stated, "We don’t want to play like this, but it’s where we are at the moment."

It was now a matter of whether Chelsea could manage without Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku, the injured forwards, or Mason Mount, who was unwell.

Chelsea started the second half better with Hakim Ziyech who shot over after being well placed in the first. His deflected shot bounced off the post.

Tuchel's side kept getting the chances with Havertz and Antonio Rudiger again wasting opportunities while Newcastle fought to keep on for what would only have been their fifth point of season.

The brave resistance of Chelsea was over in 65 minutes, when James scored the first of his well-taken finishes.

Chelsea's class won the day with three goals in 16 minutes to earn the three points.

James Reece James was the player of the match with an average 8.48 Newcastle Newcastle United Newcastle United

Chelsea Chelsea Newcastle United Avg Squad Number 10 Player Saint-Maximin Average Rating 4.74 Squad Number 9 Player Name Darlow Average Rating 4.26 Squad Number 11 Player Name Clark Average Rating 4.23 Squad Number 28 Player Name Almirn Average Rating 7.86 Squad No. 16 Player Player named Barkley Average ranking 7.69 Squad No. 2 Player player name Kant Average ratings 7.63 Squad no. 2 Player number Rdiger Average rating 7.00 Squad # 21 Player Player number Barkley Average rating 7.54 Squad rating 6 Player number Thiago Silva Average rating of 7.35 Squad numbers 17 Player number 22 Average rating: 7.18 Squad for 22 Playername Ziyech 6.81


Match Stats

Live Text Line-ups Newcastle Formation 5-3-2 26 Darlow 17 Manquillo 7 Krafth 6 Lascelles2 Clark 11 Ritchie 14 Hayden 21 Fraser 9 Wilson 12 Saint-Maximin 26 Darlow

19 Manquillo

17 Krafth

Book 6 Lascelles at 55 Minutes

2 Clark

11 Ritchie Booked in 39 Minutes

36 S Longstaff substituted for Shelvey at the 81' minute

14 Hayden Booked at 17mins Substituted for Almirn at 67' minutes

21 Fraser substituted for Willock at the 66' minute mark

9 Wilson

10 Saint-Maximin Substitutes 1 Dbravka

5 Schr

7 Joelinton

8 Shelvey

12 Lewis

23 Murphy

24 Almirn

28 Willock

34 Gayle Chelsea Formation 3--4-2-1 16 Mendy 6 Thiago Silva 3 Rdiger 24 James 7 Kant 21 Chilwell 22 Ziyech 19 Hudson-Odoi 29 Havertz 16 Mendy

4 Christensen

6 Thiago Silva

2 Rdiger

24 James

7 Kant Booked at 54mins. Substituted to Loftus-Cheek @ 64' minutes

5 Jorginho

21 Chilwell

22 Ziyech Booked in 57mins. Barkley substituted at 64' minutes

20 Hudson-Odoi Substituted for Sal at 88' minutes

29 Havertz Substitutes 1 Arrizabalaga

3 Alonso

12 Loftus-Cheek

13 Bettinelli

14 Chalobah

17 Sal

18 Barkley

28 Azpilicueta

31 Sarr Referee Paul Tierney. Attendance: 52208 Match Stats Live text Post update Match ends at Newcastle United 0, Chelsea 3. Full Time Second half ends at Newcastle United 0, Chelsea Post update Ruben LoftusCheek (Chelsea), wins a free kick during the defensive half. Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United) - Post update Foul Post update Foul by Ben Chilwell, (Chelsea). Post update Javier Manquillo from Newcastle United wins a free kick in the right wing. Post update: Mendy (Chelsea), wins a free kick on the right wing. Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) has posted a Foul after the update. Post update Ben Chilwell, (Chelsea), wins a free kick during the attacking half. Post update Foul by Joseph Willock, Newcastle United. Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Sal guez replaces Callum Hudson-Odoi. Post update Attempt missed. Reece James (Chelsea), right footed shot, from the right side the box. It is close but misses to right. Post update: Attempt saved. Javier Manquillo (Newcastle United), left footed shot from right side box to save the goal in the middle. Jonjo Shelvey assisted. Post-update: Attempt blocked. Miguel Almirn (Newcastle United), left footed shot from the box is blocked. Javier Manquillo assisted. Newcastle United Substitution Substitution Jonjo Shelvey replaces Sean Longstaff. Post-update Goal Newcastle United 0, Chelsea 3. Jorginho (Chelsea), converts the penalty by hitting a right footed shot towards the high centre. Post update Penalty Chelsea. Kai Havertz is penalized for a foul in his penalty area. After a foul in penalty area, Karl Darlow (Newcastle United), concedes a penalty. Goal! Goal! Goal! Reece James (Chelsea), right footed shot taken from the right side box to the top left corner. Update: Attempt blocked. Ruben LoftusCheek (Chelsea), right footed shot from centre box is blocked Reece James assisted. Page 1 of 5 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Page Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward