Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle Highlights
Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick to send Chelsea to the top of the Premier League with victory against Newcastle.
Hazard, magnificent in Monday’s 1-0 win at Manchester City, was in inspired form throughout and drove in the opener from Branislav Ivanovic’s pass.
Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko was denied one-on-one by Petr Cech, before Hazard finished off a fine sweeping move.
Hazard got his third in the second half, scoring from the penalty spot after Samuel Eto’o was fouled.
With league leaders Arsenal losing 5-1 to Liverpool and Manchester City drawing at Norwich, Chelsea’s win moved them one point clear at the top of the standings.
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Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Saturday, 8 February, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
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1-0 Hazard 27′
2-0 Hazard 34′
3-0 Hazard(Penalty) 63′
Newcastle have won three of the last four meetings.
Chelsea’s only league defeat in the last 20 meetings at Stamford Bridge since 1986 was a 2-0 reverse in May 2012.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine league games (W7, D2) since losing 3-2 at Stoke in December.
They have only conceded two goals in their last eight league fixtures and boast the best defensive record in the division this season.
Jose Mourinho has won 1-0 in 19% of his Premier League matches in charge, a higher percentage than any other manager to have taken control of at least 15 games.
The Blues have gained a league-high 14 points from losing positions this season, coming back to win four games and draw another two.
Demba Ba scored 29 goals in 54 Premier League matches for Newcastle between August 2011 and December 2012.
Newcastle are enduring their worst form of the season. They have won only one of their last six league matches and failed to score in the other five (D1, L4).
However, they have taken 10 points from their last five away matches (W3, D1, L1).
Alan Pardew’s side won just four of 20 Premier League games without the recently sold Yohan Cabaye during his time at the club (D4, L12).
Shola Ameobi has gone 29 Premier League games without a goal since scoring the winner against QPR in December 2012.