Fighting Newcastle Go Down 2-0 At Chelsea


Chelsea won their tenth league game out of ten today at Stamford Bridge by 2-0, but it wasn’t made easy by a hard-working Newcastle side who outplayed Chelsea in the first half, and we had a few good chances to go ahead before half time.

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Mike Williamson in action against Diego Costa today

Remy Cabella and Sissoko both looked good but Chelsea went ahead after 43 minutes completely against the run of play, as Chelsea took a short corner from Willian that caught Newcastle sleeping, and the ball was quickly crossed to an unmarked Oscar to fire past Krul.

And then – obviously after a dressing room dressing down from Mourinho at half-time, Chelsea increased the pace of their game in the second half and got the vital second goal after 59 minutes when good play by Oscar put the ball back to Diego Costa who show past a helpless Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal.

That basically killed the game and Newcastle couldn’t get back into his game after playing so very well in those first 45 minutes.

There were some good things to take out of this game, and we were so much better than last week at Leicester City, but there again we had our best team playing today.

Remy Cabella is starting to look like the player we thought we bought in the summer, and Moussa Sissoko again had a very good game.

Tim Krul made a huge different at the back as his experience and confidence filtered through to the back four, who played quite well today but we couldn’t keep out excellent first half display going into the second half.

This augers well for the rest of the season though, and it’s obvious the team spirit is still intact – and we have some good players with Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback again looking good for the Magpies.

This is how we saw the game today.

Remy Cabella had an early show from the left deflected wife for a corner and then after 32 minutes he again went past a couple of Chelsea players before hitting a good shot that Cech did well to save low down to his right, as he pushed the ball away.

Yoan Gouffran then hit a shot from a free kick that swerved around and Cech did well to block the shot.

And then on 36 minutes Sissoko – who was making some powerful runs at the Chelsea defense – hit a good shot that seems to hit the corner of the post and the cross-bar.

But after Newcastle had been the better side in the first half Chelsea went ahead just before half time after 43 minutes, and it was a poor time to concede by Newcastle.

It was a lapse of concentration from the Magpies as Chelsea’s Willian took a quick corner to Ivanovic, who put the ball across the goal and an unmarked slammed the ball into the back of the net for their first shot on target in the game.

That was really tough on Newcastle, who had been the better side in that first half – and after the lads had put in a great display in the first half we were 1-0 down at the break.

At the start of the second half it was obvious that Chelsea has been told by an unhappy Jose Mourinho at the half to increase  the pace of the game and their passing and they started to get at Newcastle.

Chelsea doubled their lead after 59 minutes when some good play from Oscar opened up the Newcastle defense, and he brilliantly put the ball back to Diego Costa who smashed the ball into the back of the net for his 15th league goal of the season.

Sammy Ameobi came on after 63 minutes for the hard-working Gouffran, and within a minute of coming on a cross come shot from Sammy was turned over the bar by Cech.

The second goal helped to settle Chelsea down and they started to play some decent football, but Newcastle were chasing the game and still trying to come back.

After 84 minutes Riviere came on for Moussa Sissoko – but Chelsea saw out the game for their 10th win in their 10th home league game this season – a 100% record.

Teams:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma, John Terry (c), Cesar Azpilicueta; Nemanja Matic Cesc Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Diego Costa
Substitutes: Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis, Gary Cahill, John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Loic Remy, Didier Drogba

Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko (Emmanuel Riviere 84), Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran (Sammy Ameobi 63)
Substitutes not used: Freddie Woodman, Davide Santon, Massadio Haidara, Haris Vuckic, Adam Armstrong

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)



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53 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #1

    NUFC minus Coloshitty = Top 4 side

    If only carver had the balls to excise this cancerous imbecile from our team

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  • geordie157

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #2

    with little to play for, could we not give Streete and Satka some more chances

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  • Vask

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Fighting? Perhaps in the first half. Diabolical spirit shown in the second.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #4

    toonbrother who would you in his place

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Surely toonbotherer is worth a gagging order for his stupid trolling. WE UNDERSTAND YOU DONT LIKE COLOCCINI. Now how about assuming we’ve all got the idea and we can all assume that every loss is down to colo. Then you can post something else got a change. I’d probably not even stand it if it was Willo he was banging on about. Now he IS dire.

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #6

    G157

    answer no we can’t

    “i’ll no longer need to dig down into my lovely money, willo is crap, saylor is injury prone but now we’ve got streete and satka as CB”

    they like new signings

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #7

    @2 geordie157
    thats the million dollar question
    I am willing to bet at least one of those two is a star player in the making
    same goes for bigirimana
    look at what vangaal has done with blackett, mcnair and others and Man U
    Having for a manager, an unimaginative, uninspired, cowardly coach like pardew is the worst thing that can happen to a young player
    Carver needs to grow some balls , bench coloshitty and give satka or streete a try

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t get too excited about a striker or a CB coming in, SDJ will definitely be like a new signing and Curtis Good has to come back from injury, and we’ve got the young lad from Forest coming next year.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #9

    toonbrother

    I’ve been reading this blog again for about a week now and I’m already bored of you. Have you got no opinions other than about how much you dislike Coloccini? It’s weird and obsessive.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Sammy should share the games with Goufy, if he can’t play a full 90′. He breezes past players, was stealing the ball off world class players with extreme ease.

    With Cabella, a real live wire, on the other side, Colb and siss in the middle we’re as good as many a team, as the elimination of a star Chelsea MF demonstrated.

    On another day we could’ve drawn, or better.

    Carver? Well he set up the team bravely.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Zaha already Pardewed – Benched 🙂

    Come on Spuds, hammer the twat.

    Played well today as Tiote wasn’t there to bring endless pressure on the side and misplace every pass.

    Well done lads good effort, lay off Cabella the lads talented, just goes to show how many bellends are on, here slating the kid is so far off the mark.

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #12

    @hibbit

    Dummett is the best LCB in the club right now. Mbiwa is the best defender on the books. Satka, Streete and Good cannot be worse defensively than Colo.
    Any of those would do

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #13

    well done to the players today

    didnt let anyone down,

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #14

    261Jail for Ashley // Jan 10, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    It would be great if toonbotherer, welsh, mag92 had their own blog that you could look at for a couple of minutes every two or three weeks to see what they’re talking about. A bit like you do with the Jeremy Kyle show.

    Jail I’ve got a show that you would be good on, it’s called loose women.

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Now put your toys away, there’s a good girl.

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #16

    well anyone here got all 6 super 6 correct?

    sky sports have announced that 55 got them all correct!

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  • toon kk

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #17

    I thought we were great today, we put a good shift in. We lost to the best team in the premier league but we certainly were the best team in the first half.
    Well done Carver did well with players missing

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #18

    So, as I expected, no stuffing today, just ran out of wind by the look. Chelsea had to redress the balance some time. Maybe if the first goal hadn’t killed us we could have edged this. Have to say for a team that doesn’t head the ball or receive back to goal up front very well, I have no idea why the ball gets lumped upward and long so much. Pardew’s style will be a legacy difficult to remove, and certainly not with jc at the reins.

    Earlier comment I think it was thump, spot on, we have the strikers but there is a massive gap between midfield and our forward line. Same problem for the last three or four years.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #19

    toonbrother – I had the same obsession with Simpson, however I was proved right however Collo does offer some benefits to the side, mostly when in possession granted, but Willo is by far a bigger liability than the skipper. Get a Grip.

    Goal was his fault mind, not for the first time he loses concentration and does his own thing.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Catchy – just nice to see Pardew gone eh…

    He was such a charlatan, hate the man..

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Come on ye Spurs.
    Please let me have something to smile about today – wipe the smile from the mug of Percy Parsnip and his worshippers at Palace.

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  • bob52

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Good display today Cabella had a great game as did Colback, Colo played well I can’t believe some people claim otherwise. Gives hope for the next few games. Pity we switched off for their first goal.

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Toonbrother more deluded than Joe Kinnear.

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  • Thump

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #24

    @check: For the first? In all honesty, he did everything right. Nobody expected a quick corner, if anything I’m more disappointed nobody else in the team realised that Oscar, a man who had been knocking on the door all game, was skipping around in the box without anybody marking him.

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #25

    @9 ToonDownSouth
    with all due respect i couldnt give a flying monkeys about how bored you are.Feel free to throw yourself off a cliff if you need enterrainment

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #26
  • Newcastle for alltid

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #27

    The way we played first half, against a team as good as Chelsea, was simply brilliant. The thing is, if you play with that much aggression and intensity, it can go two ways. Either you take your chances and go 1 or 2 goals up – or you run out of steam and concede after 30-40 minutes. What happened today was the latter.

    Still, I`m happy we approached it that way. We`ve seen enough games where we`ve travelled to top teams expecting to get beaten, and park the bus – only to concede goals and lose. I`m a lot happier that Carver chose this approach today – and proved that we actually have a capable, if ineffective, group of players.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #28

    well great 1st half but chelsea were a different team after there goal
    great to have timmy back alot more calmness at the back now, he probably would’ve got the 1st if janmaat wasn’t there thats not a criticism of janmaat btw just bad luck

    10 out of 10 says it all really about chelsea at home
    cabella was good in parts but final ball needs a hell of alot of work

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  • Slank

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #29

    An excellent display today against the league leaders.

    All the players deserve credit. I feared the worst but was greatly pleased by the performance. We will play worse and win.

    Cabella, Sissoko and Perez were very effective, especially in the first half. I thought Colo played really well and their first goal was not his fault. It was very quick thinking by Chelsea. The second goal was the mark of a top striker.

    Hope Cabella gets the nod again. He was my MOTM.

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  • Bri

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Trouble is their is not enough goals in this side so once we go behind the writing is always on the wall.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #31

    We just miss that top quality striker that MA skimped on. It will be a bonus when Aarons is fit.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Has Curtis Good lost a leg or something? People have come out comas quicker.

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  • tweeds

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #33

    thought we played well today, maybe out classed in the 2nd half, any credit to JC ?? or is he just lucky ???

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #34

    tsunki

    I says myself we miss that power house CF big time.

    they don’t cause hoofball as so many people think, hoof ball is done when defenders can’t pass, you could still play hoofball with this team and use the fast CF.

    the great thing about a tall power house CF is they can still copy in a box when he’s surrounded by 3 players, the next thing we can provide much more space around the edge of the box and wide.

    we should bring back carroll.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #35

    WWSBRD

    i’d forgotten all about de jong!

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  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #36

    catchy do you know we beat these title contenders not so long ago?

    infact there 1st loss in there steam rolling season?

    there wasn’t any praise then if i recall strange that!?

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #37

    So no alarms and no surprises today. I probably would have preferred in hindsight if we were going to lose perhaps a 5-0 would have given Ashley a bit of urgency in his interviewing schedule. Maybe that’s uncharitable for the lads though.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #38

    What ever mrs tuff.

    Put your toys away.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #39

    We didn’t play a bad game. In fact we were the better team in the first half. Janmaat was completely out of position on the first goal. It was a quick short corner that caused the problem. Not so good for us in the second half. Cabella probably had his best game for us to date. Perez tried hard but was too isolated. Sissoko made his usual powerful runs. We’re going to get caught out on defense over and over again as Willo is too slow and that leaves Colo with too much to do. Dummett isn’t a great fullback is he?

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  • Kamikaze Koala

    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Was a very good first half display,the link up play was good, the finishing just wasn’t there unfortunately. However second half display was poor, not sure what was said but it didn’t work.

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