16 Feb Chelsea vs. Newcastle United – Football Match Report – February 15, 2021
Chelsea notched up their fourth league win in a row below new coach Thomas Tuchel on Monday and striker Timo Werner ended his objective drought because the Blues beat Newcastle United 2-Zero to leapfrog Liverpool into the Champions League qualifying locations.
Werner, a desolate determine in direction of the top of Frank Lampard’s time as Chelsea supervisor, made no mistake within the 39th minute when the ball fell for him on the far put up and he put the hosts 2-Zero up together with his first league objective since early November.
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The German additionally had a giant function in Chelsea’s opener eight minutes earlier when he acquired to the byline and his cross was pushed away by Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow straight to the ft of Oliver Giroud who scored from 10 yards.
The France striker had changed Tammy Abraham who was injured early within the sport.
Tuchel gave out-of-favour goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga his first league begin since mid-October after his erratic kind led to his substitute by Edouard Mendy.
The Spaniard saved nicely from a Joe Willock header within the 75th minute however had little else to do towards an injury-hit Newcastle and Chelsea saved their fourth clear sheet in 5 league video games below Tuchel.
The German coach stated after the sport that Mendy remained his first-choice goalkeeper however he had needed to provide Arrizabalaga the prospect to get well a few of his confidence.
The win pushed the Londoners into fourth place, two factors away from out-of-form champions Liverpool and forward of fifth-placed West Ham United on objective distinction after the Hammers received earlier on Monday.
Newcastle keep within the final spot above the relegation zone, seven factors away from Fulham in 18th place.
Werner’s final Premier League objective had come on Nov. 7 after which he suffered a run of dangerous luck and dangerous ending which visibly damage his confidence.
When he arrived in London final month, Tuchel instructed his German compatriot to play rather less huge than he had below Lampard and Werner seemed extra assured in latest video games, creating key targets as Chelsea circled their season.
“In fact for a striker, you at all times wish to rating,” Werner instructed Sky Sports activities. “I’ve had previously quite a lot of possibilities, and I missed them… And that is the necessary factor for me, that once I maintain going, the targets will come like immediately.”
United States worldwide Christian Pulisic didn’t make an look within the match, and has now logged simply 84 out of a potential 450 minutes within the league below Tuchel.