Player ratings as the Blues win whilst not at their best.
Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge saw them go two points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Diego Costa and Oscar ensured a 2-0 victory for the Blues although it was a particularly ordinary Chelsea performance.
However, that won’t matter to Jose Mourinho who’s side are now clear at the top of the League after Manchester City drew 1-1 against Everton at Goodison Park.
Here’s how we rated the Chelsea squad for the win.:
Petr Cech – 8
Courtois injured himself pre-match and so Cech was forced to come in at short notice, however it was a typically astute and controlled performance from the former Blues number one who made a number of great stops.
Branislav Ivanovic – 6
Lacked his usual assuredness but his low cross found its way through a melee of players to Oscar for the Chelsea opener.