Chelsea FC finally played one game like a champions, finishing the game with 5-1 score against Newcastle United. The “Blues” resolved the match in the first 17 minutes when they managed to finished three chances with three goals.
First of all was Diego Costa, after that was his national team mate Pedro and the third goal was scored by Willian, who was amazing this game all over the pitch.
It didn’t all go Chelsea’s way in the first half however. Terry, making his 699th Chelsea appearance, had been in discomfort after colliding with Aleksandar Mitrovic during an aerial duel and with half-time approaching he finally came off.
A free-kick in prime Willian territory for a foul on our main dead-ball specialist presented an added-time opportunity to make it 4-0 before the interval, but Elliot made a good finger-tip save at the base of his post. Even so, it had been the most enjoyable Chelsea first-half performance for some time.
Fabregas played one his quality high passes from halfway and Pedro’s control with his chest past the last defender was vital before another low shot, this time with his right foot, completed the job. He had his fifth goal for the club. There was an hour gone.
It had looked a contest with at least one more goal in it and Chelsea’s fifth duly arrived from the sliding boot of Traore, who followed up his FA Cup strike at MK Dons with a well-timed run to meet a low Azpilicueta delivery at the near post and score.
It was a good strike from previously peripheral Townsend in the closing minutes that dirtied the clean sheet on offer after the England international was allowed to run at our defence, but that goal conceded did not prevent the Blues recording our most emphatic win in the league since a visit to Swansea 13 months ago.