Newcastle edge past Chelsea
Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off saw Chelsea travel to Newcastle United.
The Blues have been much more effective away from Stamford Bridge this term and a win for Chelsea did seem the more likely outcome on Saturday.
However, Frank Lampard’s side would struggle to penetrate a resilient Newcastle defence.
Chelsea had 70 percent of the possession vs the Magpies but they were unable to make that dominance count.
Newcastle would then go on to nick a 1-0 victory in second-half injury time.
Isaac Hayden’s glancing header in the 94th minute ensured Chelsea left St James’ Park without a single point.
The North East outfit are now 12th in the PL, seven points clear of the bottom three.
Highlights: Newcastle 1-Chelsea 0
Newcaste boss Steve Bruce on Jetro Willems
And while a 1-0 victory over Chelsea is a big positive for Newcastle, they were dealt one blow on Saturday.
Jetro Willems has been a key figure for Newcastle this term, notching up 19 PL appearances.
However, the full-back was stretchered off just 12 minutes into Newcastle’s win over Chelsea.
12′ Jetro Willems has to be stretchered off and will be replaced by Matt Ritchie.
Speedy recovery, @JetroWillems_15.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 18, 2020
Steve Bruce has since provided an update on the full-back and it doesn’t sound too positive:
“It looks a horrendous injury for Jetro, which is a big blow to us. It doesn’t look great with Paul Dummett either so in that area in particular, all of a sudden, within four or five days we’ve got a problem.
“We fear it’s his cruciate.
“We’re due a bit of luck. I’ve never known anything quite like it over the last few weeks so we’re due.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.