Chelsea beat Newcastle 2-0 this Saturday, in the first game of the ninth day of the Premier League, and momentarily seized the lead by adding 18 units.
Frank Lampard's players dominated the match and raised their self-esteem ahead of the trip to Rennes on Tuesday in the Champions League. The tactical, technical and physical domain was total.
The London team's convincing performance was made without Brazilian Thiago Silva, who has just returned from the World Cup qualifiers in South America, and whose defensive stabilization role was essential in October.
Faced with some too corseted Magpies at the 5-4-1 device, 10 minutes were enough for Chelsea to push ahead. A Mason Mount cross was deflected into his own goal by Argentine defender Federico Fernández.
The score could have been wider if Tammy Abraham, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner had been more correct.
However, Abraham managed to hang 0-2 in the 65th minute and with that sentenced the commitment.