Another poor display from Newcastle has us lose 2-0 for the second time running. However, this result was to be expected, and to be honest the scoreline could have been much worse.
The massive gulf in quality between the two sides was clearly evident. However, Chelsea never pushed themselves to the limit and settled for a comfortable outing at St. James’ Park. If they had more of a killer instinct it could have been a complete horror show for Newcastle.
All things considered, a 2-0 defeat to the Blues, who move to the top of the Premier League with the win, is not the worst result in the world. But it’s the same Newcastle we’ve seen far too often – outstanding goalkeeping with little else to get excited about.
Karl Darlow, once again, made some outstanding saves. To be fair, Newcastle’s backline held up well but did have some costly moments. Federico Fernandez tapped a cross in for an own goal and Timo Werner carved through the defense on a break on the second goal.
A second bright spot was the play of Sean Longstaff, who had a very good second half. The local lad did the work of two men in the midfield and was unlucky not to open his account for the season with a blast from distance that hit the crossbar.
However, like so often, there was little going for Newcastle once again. We were just outclassed by a very good Chelsea side, who didn’t need to push themselves too hard for a comfortable win.