ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Chelsea take a narrow victory against Newcastle United

Kai Havertz - Chelsea

Chelsea took a narrow 1-0 victory against Newcastle United.

Both teams went into this game in good form and with great momentum. However, Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United were the better side in the opening minutes. Edouard Mendy was forced to make an excellent save to stop Miguel Almiron’s long range effort.

Murphy was fouled by Trevor Chalobah in the penalty box, but they were not awarded the penalty. Chelsea dominated ball possession against Newcastle United with 72% and registered 8 shots, with 3 on target. Meanwhile, Newcastle United had 7 shots, with 2 of them on target.

In the second half, Chelsea struggled to break down Newcastle United’s well-structured defence. However, late into the second half, a lofted ball from Jorginho found Kai Havertz in the box. Havertz’s first touch was sublime, which made his work easy to finish and gave the hosts the lead.

Chelsea currently sit in the 3rd position in the Premier League table. Meanwhile, Newcastle United are 14th in the table, out of the relegation zone.

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