Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle: Marcos Alonso sends Blues into top four

Chelsea vs Newcastle
Premier League
3:00pm Saturday 19th October

Stamford Bridge
(Att: 40513)

Chelsea moved into the Premier League top four since Marcos Alonso strike gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea eventually broke down a stubborn Toon since Alonso (73) struck a fierce low attempt after being fed by Callum Hudson-Odoi on the left of the box.
The initial half lacked any clear-cut chances as Chelsea struggled to break down a Newcastle side intent while at the next Tammy Abraham had three clear chances to score, both sides of Alonsos winner.
The end result means while Newcastle fall into three Chelsea go to the top four with their fifth straight win in all competitions.
Clear chances were difficult to find Although the first half wasnt short on actions in every third. Newcastle used their speed at Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton to make a few issues for Chelsea, however, Kepa Arrizabalaga had no shots to save as the traffic registered only 30 percent possession.
Chelsea came closest through Willians header wide and Mason Mounts turn and shot, rescued by Martin Dubravka, however it said it that the first-half highlight came in the form of referee Andre Marriner decreasing over after being struck on the face with the ball.
Ross Barkley has been introduced off with a bang with been struggling from the moments and Chelsea stepped things up .
Abraham hit the bar with a fine header from the corner of Willian, then headed over from an identical position moments later as Newcastle withdrew farther.
This was the introduction of Christian Pulisic which caused Newcastle the troubles, and he would have graduated minutes following his introduction but for Dubravkas epic halt from point-blank selection at his toes.
The American was included in the winner, however, because former Sunderland defender Alonso gained all game. Pulisic squared to its similarly remarkable Hudson-Odoi to feed Alonso, along with the Spaniard drive saw the far corner despite Dubravka becoming a bit.
Abraham someone left whenever the Chelsea striker had an open target since DeAndre Yedlin created a fantastic last-ditch block, he deserved, but despite some pressure from Newcastle, Chelsea captured the things that they deserved.
After five straight wins, and some adventure of breaking down sides at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will fancy themselves for a end since they begin to find their feet.
Chelsea now go to Ajax on Wednesday at 5.55pm in the Champions League, before a trip to Burnley at the Premier League on Saturday Night Football, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event at 5.30pm. Newcastle host Wolves in the Premier League on Super Sunday at 2pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

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