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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 6 December 2014,

Newcastle
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Chelsea
Kickoff: 13:45 BST, live coverage on BT Sport
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: St James' Park
  • Attendance: 52,019
  • 57' Papiss Demba Cisse
  • 78' Papiss Demba Cisse
  • 81' Steven Taylor
  • 83' Didier Drogba

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Pardew postpones anniversary party

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will put any anniversary celebrations on hold as he seeks to secure what would rank as one of the most famous wins of his turbulent reign at St James' Park.

Next week will mark four years since Pardew succeeded Chris Hughton as Magpies boss despite many - perhaps sometimes even Pardew himself - predicting he would never survive to see such a milestone.

But a run of just one Barclays Premier League defeat in nine has lifted much of the immediate pressure off Pardew's shoulders and convinced him his side can rise to the occasion and become the first this season to sink Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

Pardew said: "I haven't really thought about it (the anniversary) at this stage because this game takes precedence over anything like that and I will probably review it some other time.

"As a coach it's the same as the players - you've got to rise to the occasion and I can't wait for the game and I hope the players are feeling the same way.

"Getting on the same pitch as the likes of (Eden) Hazard and (Diego) Costa and (Cesc) Fabregas is fantastic and you've got to raise your game. If you are not going to get inspired by that then don't play."

Newcastle's dramatic recent revival has stalled slightly with defeat at West Ham and a frustrating midweek draw at Burnley but Pardew is boosted by the return of Moussa Sissoko - who scored the winner against Chelsea two seasons ago - and Jack Colback for the Saturday lunchtime clash.

But he has injury worries elsewhere with goalkeeper Tim Krul ruled out until the new year with an ankle injury and captain Fabricio Coloccini unlikely to be risked as he struggles for match fitness following his return from a hamstring strain.

Pardew's survival against the odds this season is exemplified in the way his players have battled back from a dismal start to the campaign and fostered the kind of team spirit that he believes will ensure they continue to improve.

And it means he has no fears about taking the game to a Chelsea side he believes is probably the best he has seen since he grew up watching the club in his youth.

Pardew added: "I think mentally we're in a strong position and our confidence is high - we've had one defeat in nine and we have a good kind of spirit and we're still learning lessons along the way.

"We learned at Burnley that you have got to put the ball at risk and take chances in the game and that even against the so-called lesser opposition you still have to take risks.

"Especially against Champions League teams, if you're not going to take risks you're not going to make forward runs and you're not going to threaten the opposition and you'll get beaten, so we need to threaten against Chelsea."

While Sissoko's return is especially timely, Pardew is also counting on the continued improvement of striker Papiss Cisse, who struck his fifth goal of the season to rescue a point at Turf Moor on Tuesday.

Pardew added: "Papiss is a goalscorer and scoring goals breeds confidence, of course. He is a player who has five goals in the Premier League and he's probably only had eight chances.

"That's Papiss - he has a good consistent strike rate when he gets the chances."

Mourinho believes Newcastle reserve the "game of their lives" for his Chelsea side, but "look like they are playing friendlies" against other Barclays Premier League rivals.

The former Real Madrid boss will chase a first league win as Chelsea boss at St James' Park on Saturday, confirming Diego Costa will start up front after suspension.

Spain hitman Costa missed Wednesday's 3-0 Stamford Bridge victory over Tottenham, with Didier Drogba and Loic Remy both on target.

Even with the return of their prolific summer signing, though, Mourinho knows his runaway league leaders face a tough test at Newcastle - where the Blues can set a new club-record of 24 games without defeat.

"When they see the Chelsea shirts they play the game of their lives, and against other teams they look like they are playing friendlies," said Mourinho.

"It's difficult; it's a difficult stadium to play (in).

"Maybe this is because Chelsea in the last decade has become a strong team that everyone wants to beat."

Brazil-born Costa has already racked up 12 goals in 17 games this term since joining from Atletico Madrid, and Mourinho believes the 26-year-old merits an immediate return.

"Diego," said Mourinho when asked who would start at Newcastle, before shaking his head to play down Remy's St James' Park connection.

Mourinho has already confirmed 36-year-old Drogba's long-term future is in his own hands at Chelsea, but said he cannot comment on the Ivorian's potential as a coach.

"I don't know his qualities as a coach because I never saw him coach," said Mourinho, who wants Drogba to remain at Stamford Bridge when he retires.

"For me that's a new story.

"My personal story is that he is still a very good player, and if he wants my advice in the future I think he should stop when he wants, when he feels. Not be waiting for me to decide or the club to decide.

"We love him, we want him: he's a great football player and should stop when he wants.

"After that I know (Chelsea owner Roman) Mr Abramovich is very happy to keep him in the club in every area where he feels and we feel he is useful and happy.

"But that's after he makes a decision to stop his career."

Chelsea make the trip north on the back of a phenomenal run of form which has seen them win 16 of their 21 games in all competitions this season, while drawing the other five. The Blues were also unbeaten in their final two games of last season, setting up the chance for a club record this weekend.

However, that is of no interest to Mourinho, who said he will continue to chase trophies over setting records at Chelsea this term, while suggesting his players are probably not even aware of the fact they could break new ground if they return from Newcastle unbeaten.

"They don't know the record: I don't think they know," said Mourinho.

"If you don't tell me 20 times I wouldn't know.

"I don't care about records.

"The record I want is to win the Premier League three times at this club, that's all I want.

"I'm not looking for records, I'm looking for points, victories and points, and if possible at the end of the season, titles.

"As a consequence of that, but as I was saying, I'm not concerned with that.

"We just want to win the next match, that's all.

"The only thing that matters for me in the Premier League is that I've won the title twice."

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End Regular Time

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End Regular Time

91'+5

Attempt missed. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Filipe Luis with a cross.

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Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 96'

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Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 96'

91'+3

Attempt missed. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

91'+3

Attempt missed. John Terry (Chelsea) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Didier Drogba with a headed pass.

91'+3

Didier Drogba (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 94'

91'+3

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 94'

91'+1

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

91'+1

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Ayoze Pérez.

91'+1

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 92'

91'+1

Jak Alnwick (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 92'

91'

Offside, Chelsea. Cesc Fàbregas tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.

90'

Attempt saved. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diego Costa with a cross.

90'

Diego Costa (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 90'

90'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 90'

90'

Attempt saved. Filipe Luis (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by John Obi Mikel.

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John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 90'

89'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

89'

Diego Costa (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 89'

89'

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Didier Drogba.

89'

Didier Drogba (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 89'

88'

John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 88'

88'

Jak Alnwick (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 88'

88'

Offside, Chelsea. John Obi Mikel tries a through ball, but Didier Drogba is caught offside.

87'

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 87'

87'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 87'

86'

Attempt saved. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Schürrle with a cross.

86'

André Schürrle (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 86'

85'

Diego Costa (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 85'

85'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

83'

2 - 1

Goal! Newcastle United 2, Chelsea 1. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas following a set piece situation.

83'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 83'

83'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 83'

83'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Michael Williamson replaces Sammy Ameobi.

81'

Steven Taylor

81'

Foul by Steven Taylor (Newcastle United).

81'

Jak Alnwick (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 81'

80'

Diego Costa

80'

Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).

79'

Cesc Fàbregas

78'

2 - 0

Goal! Newcastle United 2, Chelsea 0. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

78'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 78'

78'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic.

78'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 78'

76'

Attempt missed. John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Diego Costa with a headed pass.

76'

Diego Costa (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 76'

76'

Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Didier Drogba with a headed pass.

76'

Didier Drogba (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 76'

76'

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 76'

75'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 75'

74'

Ismael Tioté

74'

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

73'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

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Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Daryl Janmaat.

72'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 72'

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Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 71'

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Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 71'

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Gary Cahill (Chelsea) Throw In at 70'

68'

Filipe Luis (Chelsea) Throw In at 68'

67'

Substitution, Chelsea. Didier Drogba replaces Willian.

67'

Substitution, Chelsea. Filipe Luis replaces César Azpilicueta.

66'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 66'

65'

André Schürrle (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 65'

65'

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 65'

64'

John Terry (Chelsea) Free Kick at 64'

64'

André Schürrle

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Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 63'

62'

Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.

62'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 62'

61'

Substitution, Chelsea. André Schürrle replaces Oscar.

60'

Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Dummett with a headed pass following a corner.

60'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 60'

60'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Corner Kick at 60'

60'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

59'

Attempt blocked. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Colback.

59'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 59'

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Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 59'

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Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 59'

57'

1 - 0

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Chelsea 0. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

57'

Attempt missed. John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a set piece situation.

57'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 57'

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Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 57'

56'

Steven Taylor

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Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55'

Ismael Tioté (Newcastle United) Throw In at 55'

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Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 54'

53'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Papiss Demba Cissé replaces Rémy Cabella.

52'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 52'

51'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 51'

50'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 50'

50'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 50'

49'

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.

49'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 49'

49'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 49'

49'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

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Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 48'

48'

Moussa Sissoko

48'

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

47'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 47'

46'

Second Half begins Newcastle United 0, Chelsea 0.

46'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jak Alnwick replaces Robert Elliot because of an injury.

46'+1

First Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Chelsea 0.

46'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 46'

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Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45'

Attempt missed. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas.

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Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 45'

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Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 45'

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Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 44'

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Robert Elliot (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 43'

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Handball

42'

Hand ball by Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea).

42'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 42'

41'

Attempt missed. Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

41'

Attempt blocked. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Elliot.

41'

Robert Elliot (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 41'

41'

Attempt saved. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

41'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 41'

40'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 40'

40'

Foul by Paul Dummett (Newcastle United).

40'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 40'

38'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 38'

38'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 38'

38'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 38'

38'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 38'

37'

Attempt missed. Jack Colback (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

37'

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 37'

36'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 36'

35'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 35'

35'

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 35'

34'

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33'

Ismael Tioté (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 33'

33'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 33'

32'

Attempt saved. Jack Colback (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

32'

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) Assists Shot at 32'

32'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 32'

31'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 31'

31'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 31'

30'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 30'

28'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 28'

27'

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Willian.

27'

Willian (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 27'

26'

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

26'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 26'

25'

Robert Elliot (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 25'

24'

Offside, Chelsea. Oscar tries a through ball, but Eden Hazard is caught offside.

23'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Jack Colback.

23'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 23'

22'

Attempt blocked. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22'

Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Willian.

22'

Willian (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 22'

22'

Willian (Chelsea) Free Kick at 22'

22'

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 20'

20'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 20'

20'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Blocked Pass at 20'

19'

Attempt missed. Willian (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

19'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 19'

18'

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 18'

18'

Offside, Chelsea. Oscar tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

18'

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

17'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 17'

16'

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.

16'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 16'

16'

Diego Costa (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 16'

15'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

15'

Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Willian with a cross.

15'

Willian (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 15'

15'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 15'

14'

Attempt missed. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thibaut Courtois.

14'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 14'

13'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 13'

11'

Attempt missed. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

11'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 11'

10'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 10'

7'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Free Kick at 7'

7'

Foul by Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United).

7'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 7'

7'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 7'

6'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Free Kick at 6'

6'

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 5'

5'

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) Throw In at 5'

5'

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Throw In at 5'

4'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 4'

3'

Ismael Tioté (Newcastle United) Free Kick at 3'

3'

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2'

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Costa.

2'

Diego Costa (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 2'

1'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 1'

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

34%
66%
  • Newcastle United
  • Chelsea

Shots

9
26

Shots on target

3
8

Fouls

8
6

Corners

1
10

Yellow Cards

2
3

Red Cards

1
0

Head to Head

Newcastle2 - 1Chelsea
Chelsea3 - 0Newcastle
Newcastle2 - 0Chelsea
Newcastle3 - 2Chelsea
Chelsea2 - 0Newcastle
Chelsea0 - 2Newcastle

Newcastle

  • 21Robert Elliot
  • -> Jak Alnwick
  • 27Steven Taylor
  • 2Fabricio Coloccini
  • 36Paul Dummett
  • 22Daryl Janmaat
  • 20Rémy Cabella
  • -> Papiss Demba Cisse
  • 24Ismael Tioté
  • 28Sammy Ameobi
  • -> Michael Williamson
  • 7Moussa Sissoko
  • 14Jack Colback
  • 17Ayoze Pérez
  • Subs
  • 11Yoan Gouffran
  • 29Emmanuel Riviere
  • 19Massadio Haidara
  • 8Vurnon Anita

Chelsea

  • 13Thibaut Courtois
  • 2Branislav Ivanovic
  • 26John Terry
  • 24Gary Cahill
  • 28César Azpilicueta
  • -> Filipe Luis
  • 8Oscar
  • -> André Schürrle
  • 12John Obi Mikel
  • 10Eden Hazard
  • 4Cesc Fàbregas
  • 22Willian
  • -> Didier Drogba
  • 19Diego Costa
  • Subs
  • 7Ramires
  • 5Kurt Zouma
  • 18Loïc Rémy
  • 1Petr Cech

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Papiss Cisse double sees 10-man Newcastle to victory over Chelsea

Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season as Papiss Cisse's double condemned them to a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United.

Chelsea made the brighter start, but they failed to take advantage and allowed the hosts to grow into the first half, with Jack Colback threatening an opener.

Newcastle had to bring on rookie goalkeeper Jak Alnwick at the break after seeing Rob Elliott succumb to injury.

The setback did not appear to trouble them, though, and they found themselves ahead on 57 minutes when substitute Cisse turned home a cross that Gary Cahill had failed to clear.

Cisse then looked to have settled it when he netted his second on 78 minutes as Newcastle broke away on the counter after Eden Hazard hit a post, but the match then took a dramatic twist.

First, Steven Taylor collected a second yellow card for a foul on Andre Schurrle and then Didier Drogba headed home from Cesc Fabregas' free kick on 83 minutes.

The visitors applied heavy pressure as they desperately sought an equaliser, but Newcastle held firm for a memorable victory.

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