Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte, speaking to BBC Sport: "I think our start wasn't good enough. After going 1-0 down, we started to play with good intensity and good football. Our start was a bit slow.
"We did well after only two days' rest. It was a solid performance despite the goal. We showed good motivation and good intensity. I made rotations in the game and the response of my players was positive.
"I think that today, to play and win after two days of rest means a lot. Newcastle had the advantage with one day more of rest."