Chelsea 3 Toon 1

Last updated : 04 December 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle

Darlow, Mbemba, Lejeune, Clark, Manquillo, Diamé (Shelvey 75), Merino (Yedlin 85), Ritchie, Murphy, Pérez (Hayden 62), Gayle
Subs: Elliot, Aarons, Joselu, Mitrovic

Image result for Chelsea 3-1 NewcastleEden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea came from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 in the Premier League.

United now drop alarmingly in the odds for relegation as they drop down to a situation where they could plunge into the drop zone very soon if they don't stop this frightening bad spell.

We said (on this website) that the game would be won in the individual midfield battles and Hazard ran the show from start to finish.

Dwight Gayle had benefited from a couple of fortunate ricochets to fire Newcastle into an early lead at Stamford Bridge but after Andreas Christensen headed against a post, Hazard soon pulled the hosts level.

Alvaro Morata headed home a fine cross from Victor Moses to reach nine league goals for the season and put them in front before the interval before Hazard sealed victory with a delicate, chipped penalty after Moses had been brought down in the box by Matt Ritchie.

A smart stop from Karl Darlow - one of several on the day - prevented Hazard completing his hat-trick before he was replaced to a standing ovation with victory secured.

The win lifts third-placed Chelsea to within eight points of leaders Manchester City, although they have played a game more, and are 22/1 chances with Sky Bet to take the title.

Newcastle are 11/2 to be relegated straight back to the Sky Bet Championship.