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 to the Premier League top four as Marcos Alonso strike gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea eventually broke down a obstinate Toon since Alonso (73) struck a ferocious low effort after being fed with Callum Hudson-Odoi at the left of the box.
The first half lacked any straightforward opportunities as while at the second Tammy Abraham had three clear chances to score, both sides of Alonsos winner Chelsea struggled to break a Newcastle side objective of enjoying the counter.
The result means Chelsea go to the top four whereas Newcastle fall to the bottom three.
Though the first half was not short on actions in each third, clear chances were difficult to find. Newcastle utilized their rate at Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron to make a few problems for Chelsea, however, Kepa Arrizabalaga hadnt any shots to spare as the visitors registered only 30 per cent ownership.
Chelsea came closest through Willians header broad and Mason Mounts turn and shot, saved by Martin Dubravka, however it stated it all that the first-half highlight came in the shape of referee Andre Marriner decreasing over after being struck around the face with the ball.
Ross Barkley has been introduced off with a bang with been struggling from the moments, replaced with Mateo Kovacic prior to the break, and Chelsea stepped things up .
Abraham hit the bar with a fine header from Willians corner, then headed over from a similar situation minutes as Newcastle withdrew farther.
This was the debut of Christian Pulisic which triggered Newcastle the troubles, and hed have graduated minutes for Dubravkas heroic halt but after his introduction from point-blank selection at his feet.
The American was involved in the winner, however, as former Sunderland defender Alonso received all game. Driving through midfield, Pulisic squared for the similarly impressive Hudson-Odoi to feed Alonso, along with the Spaniard drive saw the corner despite Dubravka becoming a bit.
Abraham someone left whenever the Chelsea striker had an open target because DeAndre Yedlin made a wonderful last-ditch block without the goal he deserved, although some pressure from Newcastle, Chelsea acquired the points that they deserved.
After five wins, along with some adventure of breaking sides at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will elaborate themselves to get a finish since they begin to find their feet.
Chelsea go to Ajax on Wednesday at 5.55pm at the Champions League, before a trip to Burnley from the Premier League on Saturday Night Football, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event at 5.30pm. Newcastle host Wolves at the Premier League on Super Sunday at 2pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

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