Highlights of Newcastle United’s early kickoff against Chelsea, where we were desperately unlucky not to see Chelsea’s Luiz sent off in the first half.
There was also further bad luck with the Magpies losing their two main centre backs. Firstly, Captain Coloccini in the first half, then Steven Taylor later in the game; to say they will be missed would be an understatement. Judging by the post match interview with Pardew (see below) though, it seems that Taylor might be worse than Coloccini, and the permed one may not be out for too long, so fingers crossed on that one.
After Didier Drogba scored a headed goal, we then had to leave ourselves open somewhat to chase their lead, eventually going down by three goals after a deflected strike by Solomon Kalou and a third goal by Daniel Sturridge much later in in the game. We did have some chances of our own though and the three goal margin was somewhat deceptive. We were very unlucky with the Luiz decision, but we have ridden our luck sometimes this season ourselves, and I suppose that a bit of bad luck going against us had to come at some time.
Post match interviews
The Silver Supremo wasn’t too impressed with referee Mike Dean for his failure to send off Luiz. He wasn’t too pleased about losing his best two centre backs either.
Chelsea manager, Andre Villas Boas.