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Stamford Bridge (ATT 41,387) 8th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Chelsea Chelsea vs Newcastle United Newcastle

Chelsea 3

E Hazard (27, 34, pen 63)


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  1. That's it for the action at Stamford Bridge. Brilliant display by Eden Hazard, with three terrific goals. Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle.

  2. 90+4

    Sammy Ameobi with a good chance at the end, but blazes it over the bar.

  3. 90+3

    Ba attempts to find Salah with the backheel, but the ball finds his feet again and he absolutely butchers a shot, that nearly ended up a throw.

  4. 90+2

    Schurrle runs across the edge of the area and blazes his shot over the bar, Demba Ba furious that the ball wasn't played to him.

  5. 90+1

    The fourth official indicates four minutes added on.

  6. 90

    Sissoko goes into the book for a heavy challenge on Ba.

  7. 90

    Gosling has a shot on goal from outside the area, but it's blocked by Ivanovic.

  8. 89

    Ivanovic receives a warning for a foul on Santon.

  9. 88

    Up the other end, Newcastle create a terrific chance, but Marveaux shoots wide of the near post.

  10. 87

    Salah with another brilliant chance as he plays through on goal, but his shot is straight at Krul, who makes a good stop.

  11. 86

    Newcastle with an attacking throw. But they lose the ball and Chelsea look to hit on the break. Schurrle plays it through to Salah, whose shot across goal rolls wide of the mark.

  12. 85

    A standing ovation for Hazard, who is coming off to be replaced Schurrle.

  13. 84

    Marveaux comes on to replace Anita.

  14. 83

    De Jong gets a bit of space, but his shot is rather weak and rolls into Cech's arms.

  15. 82

    Chelsea passing the ball around the halfway line.

  16. 81

    Salah giving the ball away twice in midfield there, but Chelsea escape as the ball is played back to Cech.

  17. 80

    Another Newcastle move is snuffed out by the Chelsea defence.

  18. 79

    Newcastle have a free kick in their own half.

  19. 78

    Mohamed Salah comes on to make his Chelsea debut. He replaces Willian.

  20. 77

    Ball into the box to De Jong is again cut out by David Luiz. Newcastle come again as Ameobi is played in on goal, but Chelsea clear.

  21. 76

    Newcastle playing the ball around midfield. Seeing a bit more of the ball now, but Chelsea are very solid in defence.

  22. 75

    Chelsea see out another Newcastle counter-attack.

  23. 74

    Willian wins a corner after tearing into the box, poor attempted ball across.

  24. 72

    Cahill with a good sliding tackle to prevent Ameobi from going through on goal.

  25. 71

    Eto'o being replaced by Demba Ba.

  26. 70

    Ameobi gives away a free kick on the halfway line for a sliding challenge on Ivanovic.

  27. 69

    Chelsea comfortably passing the ball around midfield.

  28. 68

    Santon takes a knock to the knee in a 50-50 with Matic. Looks like he'll be alright.

  29. 67

    Willian and Eto'o try to combine on their way into the area, but Newcastle intervene and clear their lines.

  30. 66

    Chelsea looking really comfortable right now.

  31. 65

    Newcastle give the ball away in midfield from the throw.

  32. 64

    Gosling coming on to replace Ben Arfa.

  33. 63

    GOAL! And Hazard gets his hat-trick from the spot, coolly rolling it into the back of the net. Krul stranded in the center.

  34. 62

    Howard Webb has given a penalty as Yanga-Mbiwa brings down Eto'o off the ball.

  35. 62

    Lampard curls it in to the near post, but Krul gets up well to palm it out for a corner.

  36. 61

    Lampard to take this, but there is a bit of a delay in play.

  37. 60

    Yanga-Mbiwa gets a booking for taking out Hazard on the edge of the box.

  38. 58

    Good play from Chelsea as Willian plays it across to Ivanovic, who scuffs his shot. But it does land at Eto'o's feet, but his shot is easily saved by Krul.

  39. 57

    Newcastle get the ball from a Chelsea throw, but head it right back out for another Blues throw.

  40. 56

    Krul has had his ankle strapped and is ready to play once again.

  41. 55

    Krul down now, receiving treatment on his left ankle.

  42. 54

    Anita tries to skin David Luiz on the counter, but his touch is way too heavy and Chelsea have a goal kick.

  43. 52

    Woah, nearly moment for Newcaslte as the ball bounces over the on-rushing Krul. Luckily for the Toon it rolls out of play before Oscar can get there.

  44. 52

    Chelsea looking to hit Newcastle on the break, but the ball forward is cut out and Krul can clear his lines.

  45. 51

    Newcastle win the ball back in their own half as Ivanovic is caught napping on the ball.

  46. 50

    Lampard plays it in, but Newcastle head clear, before Willian plays it back all the way to Cech.

  47. 49

    Sammy Ameoi goes into the book for a trip on Ivanovic just on the edge of the box.

  48. 48

    Sissoko tries to make a charging run from the edge of his own area, but is brought down around the halfway line and Chelsea have the ball back.

  49. 47

    Chelsea win the ball back and are passing it around in midfield.

  50. 46

    Newcastle building from the back early on in the second.

  51. Second half

    And we're off for the second...

  52. That's it for the first half. Two brilliant goals for Chelsea are the difference in a less than stellar half of football.

  53. 45+1

    There will be two additional minutes at the end of the half.

  54. 45

    Newcastle take the corner short, but mix it up and it rolls out for a goal kick.

  55. 44

    Hazard gets the ball just outside the area, but this time his shot it skewed just over the crossbar at the near post.

  56. 43

    Ameobi dribbles round the outside to the byline, but Ivanovic is right there with him and can get the ball back to his keeper.

  57. 41

    Sissoko gets his cross horribly wrong and it ends up way up in the crowd.

  58. 40

    Debuchy, still struggling with the ankle knock from earlier, is replaced by Yanga-Mbiwa.

  59. 39

    Newcastle are nearly back in it as the ball is played into the box to De Jong, but the Dutchman can't get enough power on his header and Cech gathers.

  60. 38

    Willian blazes a shot over the bar, wasting a good opportunity.

  61. 37

    Newcastle haven't done an awful lot wrong here, Chelsea are just so deadly.

  62. 35

    And we're underway once again...

  63. 34

    GOAL! What a goal from Hazard. The Belgian runs into the box and plays a lovely one-two with Eto'o before curling it into the far post. Wonderful back-heel from Eto'o.

  64. 33

    Sissoko with a gilt-edged chance as he beats the offside trap to go one-on-one with Cech, but his first touch lets him down and Cech makes a good save.

  65. 32

    Krul gathers a long ball over the top to Hazard. The Belgian has been a real threat today, as per usual.

  66. 31

    Lampard plays it in and it's headed back to Hazard, who takes it on the volley, but it's just wide of the post.

  67. 30

    Chelsea have a free kick as Matic is brought down by Anita in midfield.

  68. 28

    We're back underway...

  69. 27

    GOAL! Hazard puts Chelsea ahead, getting on the end of a Ivanovic cut-back on the edge of the area to put the ball in the back of the net at the far post.

  70. 26

    A good move from Chelsea as Matic wins the ball in midfield and plays it to Eto'o. The striker then turns his marker and plays it to Oscar in space, but the Brazilian skews his shot wide of the near post.

  71. 25

    Chelsea really putting the pressure on Newcastle around the penalty area.

  72. 24

    The ball is played into the box, but Krul gathers after a bit of a scramble.

  73. 23

    Good one-two between Oscar and Willian on the edge of the area, but the ball is initially clear. But Chelsea come again and win a corner.

  74. 21

    Chelsea playing the ball out from the back.

  75. 20

    Willian runs forward and tries to play the ball into the box, but Taylor gets it clear.

  76. 19

    A wonderful run by Sammy Ameobi before laying it off to Sissoko, who skews his effort from outside the box wide of the post.

  77. 18

    Chelsea piling on the pressure now, but Newcastle just about dealing with it.

  78. 17

    Newcastle play the ball forward to Ben Arfa, who cuts inside and gets his shot away, only to see it saved by Cech.

  79. 16

    Play back underway, Debuchy looks like he'll be ok.

  80. 15

    Debuchy receiving treatment on what looks like an ankle problem.

  81. 14

    Newcastle now with an attacking throw. Debuchy plays the cross into the area, but Cahill cuts it out before it reaches De Jong.

  82. 13

    But the move collapses as Lampard's through ball goes for a goal kick.

  83. 12

    Chelsea on the attack...

  84. 11

    Another good move by Chelsea, Lampard gets his shot away, but Krul gathers easily.

  85. 10

    A good move by Chelsea comes to nothing as Hazard dribbles the ball out of play.

  86. 9

    Newcastle corner. Santon to take. He goes short and plays a one-two with Ben Arfa, who gets the ball back after a bit of a scramble and has his shot saved by Cech.

  87. 8

    Free-kick for Newcastle as Hazard is called offside.

  88. 7

    Short corner for Chelsea is snuffed out and Krul can gather the ball.

  89. 6

    Ben Arfa looks to dribble down the touchline, but his touch his woeful and it goes for a Chelsea throw.

  90. 5

    Sissoko takes a shot on goal from a long way out after winning possession in midfield.

  91. 4

    Lampard takes it, but his effort bounces just wide of the post.

  92. 3

    Taylor give away a free kick for charging into the back of Eto'o. About 35 yards out.

  93. 2

    Chelsea hit the Toon with a quick counter-attack, Hazard charges into the box but his low shot is saved by Krul.

  94. 1

    The Magpies on the attack right from kick-off with a long ball over the top to De Jong, but the Blues snuff that move out really quickly.

  95. Kick-off

    Newcastle get the ball rolling for the first half...

  96. Players on the pitch and we're just about ready for kick-off. Enjoy the game.

  97. Chelsea are rated at 1/5 to beat Newcastle today according to our friends at Sky Bet, with the Magpies at 14/1 to emerge victorious, while it is 5/1 for the match to end in a draw. Samuel Eto'o is at 3/1 to score first and 7/2 to secure a brace, with Luuk De Jong at 9/2 to net in the 90 minutes.

  98. Toon subs

    Elliot, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gosling, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong.

  99. Toon XI

    Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, S.Taylor, Dummett; Anita, Santon; Ben Arfa, Sissoko (c), Sammy Ameobi; de Jong.

  100. Chelsea subs

    Schwarzer, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle, Salah, Ba.

  101. Chelsea XI

    Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, D Luiz, Azpilicueta; Matic, Lampard (c); Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o.

  102. Welcome to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host Newcastle United in today's game. Can the Blues build on their impressive win over Manchester City, or will the Magpies bounce back from their 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Sunderland in the derby? Send your views / predictions for today's game to and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.



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1 Chelsea 29 67
2 Manchester City 30 61
3 Arsenal 30 60
4 Manchester United 30 59
5 Liverpool 30 54
6 Southampton 30 53
7 Tottenham Hotspur 30 53
8 Swansea City 30 43
9 West Ham United 30 42
10 Stoke City 30 42
11 Crystal Palace 30 36
12 Newcastle United 30 35
13 Everton 30 34
14 West Bromwich Albion 30 33
15 Hull City 30 28
16 Aston Villa 30 28
17 Sunderland 30 26
18 Burnley 30 25
19 Queens Park Rangers 30 22
20 Leicester City 29 19