Chelsea absolutely blitz past Newcastle United in the opening 15 minutes when they scored three goals to pretty much settled the results. Costa scored the opening goal while Pedro scored his second at Stamford Bridge before Willian added third in 17th minute to put Chelsea 3-0 up. Pedro and Bertrand Traore scored again in second half to complete a resounding 5-1 win.
Three quick goals in the opening 17 minutes put Chelsea in commanding 3-0 lead against Newcastle United in the premier league game on Saturday. Chelsea kept their dominance in second half as well even though Newcastle were much the improved side. Pedro got on the scoresheet again while youngster Bertrand Traore came on as a sub to score Chelseas’s fifth of the day.
Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle United – Match Highlights
[Premier League, Saturday, 13 February 2016 ]
- Diego Costa finished off from a acute angle to put Chelsea 1-0 in lead
- Pedro scored only his second goal at Stamford Bridge when he slotted home with a superb early finish:
- Willian taped home from close range after Costa’s delicate pass inside the box found him unmarked
- Pedro scores his second and Chelsea’s fourth of the day
- Bertrand Traore scores the fifth of the night
Match Highlights (English, 6 minutes)
Chelsea will be without new loan signing Pato, Zouma and Falcao while Diego Costa is doubtful for the clash after breaking his nose in training. Newcastle United on the other hand massive injury worries with Anita, Dummett, De Jong, Obartan and Tim Krul all missing through various injuries while Colback and Rivière are doubtful for Chelsea visit. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on saturday.
Last meeting: Chelsea looked like on their way to lose fourth league game when they trail Newcastle 2-0 in 60th minute of the game but a late comeback with two quick goals in last 10 minutes turned things around and Chelsea got a point.
Ayoze gave Newcastle United 1-0 lead just before the break and it came somewhat against the run of play. Mourinho was furious at his defense as Chelsea went into the break 1-0 down against Newcastle. After the break Chelesa upped the tempo but again conceded when Wijnaldum put the ball in the back of the net but a goal from Ramirez in 80th minute made last 10 minutes quite uneasy for home fans and under pressure Newcastle conceded again with from an indirect freekick.
Jose Mourinho labeled his sides first half performance as the worst in his 7 years in charge of the club but was hopeful that his side will turn things around and will be fighting for the title come end of the season.