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Newcastle 4-1 Chelsea — Match Report: Back with a bang

Four in the bag, just like that.

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Chelsea found themselves in a worst-case scenario coming off the last international break of the year having to pay a visit to Newcastle United last weekend.

The Blues’ recent bounceback (a 4-1 victory over Tottenham and a 4-4 draw against Man City) was resoundingly put to an end by Eddie Howe’s boys as they hammered the visitors and beat them 4-1 at St. James’ Park.

It marked the largest loss for Mauricio Pochettino since he took over the London club at the end of May and ahead of the current season.

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Newcastle, coming off back-to-back setbacks against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and Bournemouth in the EPL, found their rhythm against a Chelsea side that seemed to have no defensive answers for the Magpies play.

Alexander Isak opened the scoring for our boys in the 13th minute, but just a few minutes later oft-forgotten Raheem Sterling equalized for Chelsea.

The second half was an entirely different tale, however, as it belonged only to one team.

Newcastle simply took full control of the game and a couple of goals scored in quick fashion by Jamaal Lascelles (captain, oh captain!) in the 60th minute and Joelinton just a minute later put an end to the match with Chelsea already knocked down and soon knocked out for good.

As if falling down 3-1 wasn’t enough, Chelsea’s hopes further dwindled when Reece James received a red card in the 73rd minute, followed by a nail-in-the-coffin-type goal scored by wonderboy Anthony Gordon that sealed the thumping victory ten minutes from time.

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For Chelsea, the loss meant they have now conceded eight goals in the last two games combined, four in each of them against top-4 contenders Man City and Newcastle.

For the Magpies, it was just another building block on their way to climbing the Premier League table as the season progresses and already looking into a crucial matchup at PSG on Tuesday in which they’ll be playing for qualification to the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League.

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