As it happened: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United in the Premier League
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That's all for now!

I’ve been Harry Roy and it’s been a pleasure to bring you all of this evening's action, see you all next time!
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The stats

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United


Possession: 64%-36%


Goal attempts: 18-10


Shots on target: 5-4


Shots off target: 7-4


Blocked shots: 6-2


Free-kicks: 15-9


Corners: 10-5


Offsides: 0-2


Goalkeeper saves: 4-3


Fouls: 8-13


Tackles: 18-16


Yellow cards: 0-0


Red cards: 0-0

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FT: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle

It's all over here at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have moved into the top four of the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Newcastle.


First half goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner ensure that Thomas Tuchel keeps his unbeaten start to life as Blues head coach.

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Three minutes added on.
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A huge chance for Newcastle goes begging!


Joelinton flicks the ball over the top of the Chelsea defence, but Almiron snatches at the volley and it sails over!

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Final change of the night for Newcastle sees Andy Carroll replace Joe Willock.
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James makes an immediate introduction and forces a good save from Darlow!
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Lascelles goes down injured for Newcastle.


Chelsea have made a substitute whilst Lascelles receives treatment - Reece James on for Callum Hudson-Odoi.

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Fraser's cross finds the head of Willock and causes a big save from Kepa to stop it being 2-1!
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Second substitute of the game for Newcastle sees Ryan Fraser come on for Allan Saint-Maximin.
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Mason Mount is replaced by N'Golo Kante for Chelsea.
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Werner's high cross is headed by Alonso and straight into the hands of Darlow.
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Hudson-Odoi gets some space to fire a shot on target, but he drags his effort and its cleared by Newcastle.
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First change of the game for Newcastle sees Dwight Gayle replaced by Joelinton.
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Kovacic sees a shot on the bounce fly over the bar.
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Hudson-Odoi's cross takes a deflection off Lewis and forces Darlow into a save.
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Saint-Maximin finally gets some space down the left-hand side, it finds its way to Willock who can't get a clean connection on the ball and it goes out for a goal-kick.
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Shelvey gets the effort on target but it's a comfortable save for Kepa in the end.
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Newcastle have a free-kick from about 30-yards out...


Can they test Kepa in the Chelsea goal?

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Chelsea get us underway for the start of the second half.
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HT: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle

We've reached the interval at Stamford Bridge and goals from substitute Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner have the hosts in cruise control.
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Mount flashes one just wide of the post as Chelsea catch Newcastle napping at the back, again.
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Three minutes added on at the end of the first half.
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Mount flashes one past the post from distance.
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39' - GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle (Werner)

Timo Werner finally has his goal!


Mount's corner ricochets off Lascelles and falls to Werner at the back post who finishes into an empty net.

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Quick passing play from Chelsea sees Werner through on goal - but he cannot control the shot and it sails over the bar!


So close to being 2-0.

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31' - GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle (Giroud)

Werner comes back onto the pitch and creates Chelsea's opener!


He drives down the left-wing and knocks the ball into the box - Darlow gets a touch on the cross - but it lands perfectly for Giroud who slams it into an almost empty net!

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A quick pause in play as Werner has a cut on his lip after a collision with Lewis.
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Kovacic sweeps the ball wide to Alonso, who heads it towards a stretching Werner in the middle of the goal who cannot steer the ball on target!
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Abraham tried to play on, but the injury has got the better of him.


Olivier Giroud replaces the England forward.

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Abraham is back to his feet and continues on.
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Lascelles makes a big challenge to take out Abraham and stop an almost certain goal!


VAR did check, no penalty. Abraham still down and receiving treatment.

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Werner makes some space to cross down the left-hand side, but his ball is straight into the hands of Darlow.


Chelsea dominating proceedings so far.

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Azpilicueta's header from a corner looked destined for the back of the net if it wasn't for a block from Gayle to avert it away from danger!
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Alonso forces Darlow into an early save.


First shot on target of the game.

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The away side get us underway!
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The teams are out!

The two sides enter the pitch at Stamford Bridge...


Kick-off is imminent!

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Thomas Tuchel on why Kepa makes his first league start since October

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Starting XI - Newcastle

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Starting XI - Chelsea

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A possible hint at how Newcastle may line-up tonight?

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Two hours to go!

We are officially two hours away from kick-off at Stamford Bridge - stay tuned for team news at 19:00 BST.
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Stat attack

- Chelsea have won eight of their last home games against Newcastle.


- Newcastle have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six league games.


- Chelsea have been leading at half-time and full-time in their last three games.


- Newcastle have won two away games in London this season, beating West Ham and Crystal Palace.

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Form guide

Chelsea: DWWWW


Newcastle: LLWLW

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Previous meeting

The last time these two sides met was in November 2020, where Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners at St James' Park.


A Federico Fernandez own-goal, followed by a Tammy Abraham second half strike ensured The Blues soared to the top of the Premier League table.

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It's matchday!

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Steve Bruce on who can replace the injured Callum Wilson

"It's for anybody to step up. We all know what Dwight Gayle is capable of so we hope he stays well.


"The same goes for Joelinton and Andy Carroll. They're big boots to fill but there's an opportunity."

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Thomas Tuchel on how the Chelsea job has treated him so far

"The support from all levels has been immense and we have a very high level of players here who I’m really excited to work with.


"I feel very happy to have the chance to live my dream out in this club and right now, in this moment, I feel really good."

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Predicted line-up - Newcastle

Darlow; Krafth, Fernandez, Clark, Lewis; Hayden, Shelvey, Willock; Almiron; Gayle, Saint-Maximin. (4-3-1-2)
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Predicted line-up - Chelsea

Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Abraham. (3-4-3)
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Team news - Newcastle

Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson are all set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after all three were took off with injuries during last week's win over Southampton.


Jeff Hendrick is suspended for this tie after he was dismissed against Southampton.


Federico Fernandez and Jamaal Lascelles will be subject to late fitness tests to feature tomorrow.


Ciaran Clark will be available for selection tomorrow after missing the game last Saturday due to his wife going into labour.

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Team news - Chelsea

Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz are both officially ruled out of tomorrow night's game with muscle injuries.


Timo Werner missed out on the midweek clash with Barnsley through injury, but will be back in the side to face Newcastle tomorrow.


Andreas Christensen was substituted mid-way through the Barnsley game with a headache, but is expected to be fully fit for the visit of Newcastle.

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Newcastle in search of back-to-back wins

After a torrid run of form which seen Newcastle go winless in 11 games in all competitions, Steve Bruce's side have turned the tide as of recent, winning two of their last four league games.


The Magpies arrive into the capital fresh off a thrilling 3-2 win over Southampton, a game they hung on with nine-men in the end to seal all three points.


Victory tomorrow for Newcastle would see Newcastle ease those relegation woes even further - jumping above Burnley and Brighton in the process.

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Tuchel's Chelsea seeking five straight wins

Chelsea's new boss Thomas Tuchel has enjoyed an unbeaten start to his reign as Blues head coach.


A midweek win against Barnsley ensured a spot in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, as well as making it four straight wins for the West London club.


Victory tomorrow for Chelsea would see them leapfrog Liverpool into fourth place in the Premier League table.

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Kick-off time

Chelsea vs Newcastle will be played at Stamford Bridge, in London, England.


The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST.

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