Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 LIVE REACTION: Reece James scores TWO thunderbolts as Blues race clear in title chase


Chelsea defeated Newcastle in dominating fashion at St James’ Park.

The Blues thought they opened the scoring in the first half when Jorginho’s clever ball found Hakim Ziyech in the area and the winger beat Karl Darlow with a beautiful curling shot only to be caught offside.

Ziyech came close to a goal again in the second half but his 25-yard shot deflected off of Jamaal Lascelles and rattles the Magpies’ post.

The west Londoners were really struggling to hit the target but man-of-the-match Reece James broke the deadlock on 65 minutes when he picked up a cross by Callum Hudson-Odoi from the left wing and sent the ball to Darlow’s top right corner from a tight angle.

That opened the floodgates as James sealed the win for the visitors 12 minutes later from the exact same angle.

Darlow then fouled Kai Havertz inside the area and Jorginho made it three from the penalty spot after 81 minutes


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