Highlights from todays Chelsea v Newcastle United game at Stamford Bridge.
A disappointing and rather predictable first half performance from Newcastle United which saw us two goals down by the interval after a 22nd minute penalty by Hazard when Torres was brought down by Anita on the 22nd minute, and Torres himself scored on the stroke of half time. Although we had a better performance in the second, it was too little too late and Chelsea maintained their two goal advantage.
Teams and match facts
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech (G), Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Ashley Cole; John Obi Mikel, Raul Meireles (Frank Lampard 88), Eden Hazard, Juan Mata (Ramires 67), Ryan Bertrand; Fernando Torres.
Substitutes: Ross Turnbull, Oriol Romeu, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, Ramires, Oscar, Daniel Sturridge.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon (Sylvain Marveaux 74), Hatem Ben Arfa, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye (James Perch 77), Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse.
Subs: Steve Harper (G), James Perch, Mike Williamson, Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel_Obertan.
Score / Goals
Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United – Eden Hazard (Pen, 22), Fernando Torres (45+2),
Referee: Phil Dowd.
Tom Daley Fernando Torres.
Red cards: None.