Chelsea - Newcastle

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1-0 Pedro | 1-1 Clark | 2-1 Willian

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FT | And that's the win for Chelsea. It's the first time in three home games that the Blues manage to keep the three points at Stamford Bridge but again it wasn't easy as they manage to beat Newcastle 2-1.

'85 | Not long left at Stamford Bridge and it looks as if Chelsea won't have anything to be afraid of in the time that remains, but that was pretty close! Javi Manquillo crosses the ball and Salomon Rondón beats Azpilicueta in the air, but his header goes just wide.

'80 | We're into the final ten minutes and it has to be crunch time now for Newcastle. Matt Ritchie reaches an appealing crossing position on the left-hand side and his delivery takes an odd curve and in the end Kepa has to concede a corner.

'77 | A few worries for Maurizio Sarri. David Luiz goes down to the field and he looks injured. He needs some treatment and after that he's able to play on, but the defender, who has been one of the best on the pitch today, doesn't look fully fit.

'73 | David Luiz has already played his part in this game with a wonderful assist and he's trying to get a goal behind his name as well as he lets loose from a free kick, but he can't implement enough dip onto his attempt.

'69 | Only twenty minutes and if Newcastle lose here they now they will get closer to the relegation zone as Southampton and Burnley won earlier today, with Cardiff and Huddersfield picking up a point. Can they do something to get another leveller?

'64 | That could have been game, set and match for Chelsea. Willian is put in the clear again and he tries to lift the ball over Dúbravka, but the goalie gets a slight touch to it and with some help from DeAndre Yedlin Newcastle escape.

'61 | First substitution of the night for Chelsea. The Blues do have their lead back, but it's still time for Maurizio Sarri to alter some things as he has decided to bring on Ross Barkley. The midfielder replaces Mateo Kovacic.

'57 | GOAL! | Chelsea - Newcastle 2-1. Willian! That's another delightful goal for Chelsea, who are back in the lead! Eden Hazard dribbles up front and hands the ball to Willian, who cuts inside and curls a stunning finesse shot past Dúbravka. 2-1.

'54 | That's more like it from The Blues. N'Golo Kanté does what he does best as he wins possession and sets up Willian, but from a tough angle the Brazilian has his shot blocked out by Florian Lejeune.

'52 | Chelsea need to change something as Newcastle have got the control of this game. The Blues can't find a way throuhg nad Maurizio Sarri is planning his first substitution as Ross Barkley has been sent out to start warming up.

'47 | Maurizio Sarri has probably given Chelsea quite the hairdryer treatment at half time as they seem a lot more motivated. Eden Hazard puts Pedro in the clear, but Martin Dúbravka pulls off a world-class save to deny him.

HT | Half time at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea opened the scoring against Newcastle early on thanks to a lovely goal from Willian, but after that the Magpies got stronger and in the end they got themselves back level. 1-1 at the interval.

'41 | One minute after conceding that goal Chelsea could have been back in front. Willian breaks in the clear and seems to be on his way to make it 2-1, but in front of goal he can't stay cool as he places the shot wide.

'40 | GOAL! | Chelsea - Newcastle 1-1. Clark! Newcastle were improving and now they have got an equaliser to show for it! A corner kick is swung into the box and no-one is marking Ciaran Clark, who finds the bottom corner with a fine header. 1-1.

'36 | That was quite a big chance for Newcastle to get back on level terms! Salomon Rondón heads the ball through to Ayoze Pérez who breaks through on goal, but Kepa Arrizabalaga keeps the ball out with his foot.

'33 | The best player on the night has been Pedro, without a doubt. The Spaniard has looked lively and once again he finds the space to take on a shot from distance, but he aims it right at goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka.

'29 | That's the first time Newcastle actually manage to get dangerous in Chelsea's final third. Christian Atsu hands the ball to Salomon Rondón and the striker tries a shot, but he fires it quite a long way wide of the target.

'25 | That's the first yellow card of the game and Matt Ritchie will be happy to take it. César Azpilicueta is on the verge of breaking into the box in a lot of space, but just in time he's taken down by the Newcastle defender.

'22 | We've reached the halfway point in this first half and Chelsea have done enough to be pretty comfortable right now. Newcastle have not shown their face in front of Kepa's goal and Benítez will have to come up with something to change that.

'17 | Chelsea look determined to get the job done quickly and that was another moment that could have helped them to do that. Matteo Kovacic goes past Florian Lejeune, but the defender gets back and wins the ball on the floor.

'13 | Chelsea have looked sharp in the opening minutes and that's probably because of their movement in attack. They're playing without a pure striker and with Pedro, Hazard and Willian up front and it's paying off so far.

'9 | GOAL! | Chelsea - Newcastle 1-0. Pedro! Well, that didn't take long for Chelsea! The Blues have found the breakthrough in the first ten minutes of the game and it's a stunning goal. David Luiz plays a long ball over the top of the defence and Pedro controls it before dinking it past goalie Martin Dúbravka.

'4 | In the opening minutes in becomes clear that Newcastle are going to try and defend to keep the game goalless as long as possible. Willian cuts inside and tries to find space for a shot, but Jamaal Lascelles defends.

KICK-OFF | We are underway for the last Premier League game of the day at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are in the top four and they get the chance to keep the pressure on the teams above them as they take on Newcastle at home.

XI Chelsea | Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Willian.

XI Newcastle | Dúbravka; Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Ayoze, Longstaff, Hayden, Atsu; Rondón.