Newcastle were beaten by three goals from Eden Hazard this afternoon at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea go top of the Premier League after Arsenal were hammered 5-1 at Liverpool earlier today, with Liverpool 4-0 up after only 20 minutes, and Manchester City could only draw 0-0 at Norwich City.
Luuk de Jong – in action this afternoon
The 23 year-old Belgian International scored in the 27th and 34th minutes before slotting home a second half penalty to get his hat-trick and Newcastle’s second 3-0 defeat on the trot.
And now Newcastle’s goal difference is quickly worsening and it’s now -2, and we have just 4 points from the last seven league games, and five of them have been defeats when we haven’t even scored.
Newcastle tried hard and put in a lot of work today, and played quite well until Chelsea went ahead, but the top London side Chelsea were simply too good for a patched together Newcastle side.
And just to make things worse Mathieu Debuchy had to leave the field after 40 minutes with a thigh problem, and will likely miss the home game against Tottenham on Wednesday night.
And we suppose the only joy was that Sunderland lost 2-0 at home to Hull – but that further shows how pathetic Newcastle were last Saturday.
We’re just pleased we already have 37 points and probably need three more for safety, but our season has simply collapsed over the last six weeks.
Let us know who you think Newcastle’s best player was today.
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