Chelsea: the Leader Then, the Leader Now
Chelsea managed to avoid the Newcastle jinx on its home turf, as they handled the Magpies, 2-0.
The Blues were supposed to be sliding downhill after their very sorry performance against their rivals, the Spurs.
Then again, it was Newcastle United, the team that ruined Chelsea's dreams of invincibility. But the Blues are damn near unbeatable on their home turf. Not even a Magpie crew shed of Alan Pardew could overcome that.
The first Chelsea goal was a bit smart on their part and a lot lazy on Newcastle’s. It was a quick corner, ended splendidly by Oscar:
Oscar, the fox in the box. Colocini, the ox out of the box.
Chelsea could have just sat back and relaxed, but they decided to go for the kill.
Brilliant team play combined with the killer instincts of Diego Costa usually results in a goal for Chelsea. And yes, it did. Of course, it didn't hurt that the Magpie back four were counting the house at the time. Or something.
With Manchester City unable to maintain Chelsea’s pace, the Blues have again re-established a two-point lead at the top of the Premiership table.