Chelsea ascertains the 4th place in Premier League with the amazing strike of Willian. This sealed the win of 2–1 over Newcastle who had been struggling to win the game.
Maurizio Sarri had taken the lead through the early goal of Pedro. However, Ciaran Clark took away the shocking equalizer just prior to half time.
The Chelsea supporters had been losing patience at the spluttering home display of the team. Willian had revived their mood at the prime moment with an amazing second-half curler.
Chelsea has managed to win in the last 7 league matches and 6 points ahead of Arsenal who is sitting at the fifth place as they lost to West Ham. However, while Sarri is happy to see that Chelsea is in control of the qualifying race for Champion’s League, the performance isn’t that convincing and has raised questions about the managing tactics of Napoli.
Chelsea had been struggling to beat Newcastle and this showed that they have to go a long way for bridging the gap in between the Manchester City, the champions and leaders, Liverpool. Newcastle is now in the relegation zone due to their win on Burnley and Southampton. Another discomfort seems to be brewing for Magpies. They won just once in the 9 league game and supporters have asked Mike Ashley to be sold up. The defeat against Tottenham in the semi-final of League Cup was a display of the attacking impotent from the failing Chelsea.