Tammy Abraham scored in his third membership sport in a row as Chelsea beat Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday to remain among the many English Premier League leaders.
Chelsea took the lead within the tenth minute when Federico Fernandez knocked the ball into his personal internet, and the objective was given regardless of Fernandez’s protests that he had been pushed as Mason Mount’s low cross got here in.
Timo Werner had a fruitless day in entrance of objective, lacking as soon as and seeing one other effort dominated out for offside. The German had extra success as a supplier, although, dribbling from his personal half previous two Newcastle defenders earlier than establishing Abraham for a easy first-time end for the second objective within the sixty fifth.
That marked Abraham’s third Chelsea sport in succession with a objective after he scored in opposition to Rennes and Sheffield United earlier than the worldwide break. He has 4 targets in 12 video games this season and is combining effectively with Werner, who had been extensively anticipated to compete in opposition to Abraham for a spot within the lineup after becoming a member of Chelsea from Leipzig in the summertime.
Even going a objective down initially did little to shake up Newcastle’s defense-first strategy, and the hosts did not register a shot on the right track till the 82nd minute when Edouard Mendy pushed away a deflected shot. Isaac Hayden earlier missed the Chelsea objective after a defensive mix-up, and a speculative long-range shot from Sean Longstaff bounced off the crossbar and out of play.