Chelsea's Showing Signs of Revival

Published on 18-Feb-2016 by srijan213
Soccer / Soccer Daily Review

Not so distant memories, all of a sudden.

Have the defending champions -- facts are facts -- finally removed whatever curse has been haunting them this season?

Chelsea showed traces of their titlists' mettle against sorry Newcastle as they smashed the Magpies, 5-1, at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s season has been a rollercoaster ride from the start, mostly consisting of dips than rises thanks to José Mourinho, but Guus Hiddink is taking them places. In this case, that'd be above the bottom half.

Diego Costa has revived himself with some sort of Hiddink potion, as scoring is as regular as breathing for him these days:

Chelsea has enough manpower to make it on their own, but Newcastle just can't help itself:

Pedro never misses those easy chances.

Then, to everyone’s surprise Diego Costa assisted teammate Willian for a goal.

Mourinho should have been sacked earlier.

Pedro took his second just as he took his first, ie- easily:

Bertrand Traore also joined the party to notch Chelsea’s last:

Is this Newcastle or school boys playing for charity?

And as it usually goes down in Premiership, Newcastle got a lovely parting gift.

Making a deal

Andros Townsend is following the rituals well.

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