Chelsea’s Eden Hazard puts paid to Newcastle hopes of a shock
Chelsea performed with managed aggression to stamp out Newcastle United’s early makes an attempt at revolt at Stamford Bridge, however there have been no touchline histrionics from Antonio Conte this time. There was no want for a repeat of the eruption that led to the supervisor being despatched from the touchline within the tight win over Swansea Metropolis on Wednesday. As a substitute it was a day for Conte to stand again and recognize Eden Hazard’s particular expertise because the Belgian helped Chelsea recuperate from a objective down to shut the hole on Manchester Metropolis to eight factors on the prime of the desk.
Conte was totally on his greatest behaviour after being charged with misconduct by the Soccer Affiliation, though there was one second when the flamable Italian let his feelings get the higher of him. Chelsea had been trailing to Dwight Gayle’s early objective when he might be seen leaping round in disbelief at one refereeing resolution, with the remainder of the house bench becoming a member of in with the protests after seeing a penalty enchantment waved away, however it was a snug exercise for the champions in the long run. Hazard scored twice, both aspect of Álvaro Morata’s 10th objective of the season, and the house followers revelled in mocking Rafael Benítez, jeering their former interim supervisor when he sliced a ball again into play within the first half.