Newcastle came out unchanged after a challenging first half had them down 2-0. The lads started the second half brightly with a couple of efforts on target including a solid free-kick from Shelvey.
After 20 minutes into the second half, Newcastle continued with an increased tempo and high press. However, no chances came their way as Chelsea continued to get opportunities on the break. Steve Bruce made his first change with Joelinton coming on for Dwight Gayle, who just isn’t suited to the wider role.
Ryan Fraser came on for Allan Saint-Maximin in the 72nd minute. Allan ran his socks off in the second half trying to find Newcastle a lifeline but it was just didn’t happen for the Frenchman.
Fraser put in an excellent delivery soon after his introduction. His cross sailed into the box where Joe Willock guided his header to the far corner. An outstretched Kepa was able to get a hand on the ball and pushed it out for a corner.
Bruce made his final change with Andy Carroll on for Joe Willock. A decent chance came a few minutes later. Andy Carroll flicked a free kick on and Joelinton back-heeled the ball into the box to a surging Almiron. But the Paraguayan’s volley was wide of the target.
Newcastle continued to push for a goal but Chelsea were too tough to break down. The second half was an improvement but in the end, it was a comfortable 3 points for Chelsea. Fulham now play twice (Wednesday and Saturday) before our next match on Sunday at Manchester United.