EPL: Newcastle United Continue Winning Run Against Chelsea


Newcastle boosted their European ambitions with a commanding win over Chelsea, thanks to a delightful goal from Joe Willock.

Following Tottenham's win over Leeds earlier in the day, Eddie Howe's rejuvenated side regained third place before the World Cup break, and will be in the Champions League at Christmas for the first time since 2001.

A fifth consecutive Premier League victory was achieved against an admittedly out-of-form Chelsea, with England striker Callum Wilson starting on the bench, as well as a solidity and fluency that their opponents could not match.

Willock found a breakthrough after working Graham Potter's side hard in the first half, and after Sean Longstaff wasted two great chances shortly after the break, curled in from 18 yards following a surging run by Miguel Almiron.

A youthful Chelsea, missing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling, improved in the second half after Christian Pulisic was introduced.

A Pulisic run resulted in a Conor Gallagher shot that Nick Pope saved well, but they were unable to break down a well-drilled Newcastle.

Following Liverpool's victory over Southampton, Chelsea's third consecutive Premier League defeat drops them to eighth place in the table, eight points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.

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