Chelsea 5 Newcastle 1 Saturday 13th February 5.30pm
Chelsea: Costa 5, Pedro 9, 59, Willian 17, Traore 83
Newcastle: Townsend 90
Jonathan Drape-Comyn covered the match for us and you can read his match report here, whilst below you will find his match player ratings for the (mis-) match at Stamford Bridge.
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Possession was Newcastle 45% Chelsea 55%
Total shots were Newcastle 10 and Chelsea 14
Shots on target were Newcastle 3 and Chelsea 7
Corners were Newcastle 5 and Chelsea 8
Team: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Taylor, Aarons, Shelvey, Sissoko, Tiote (Lascelles 67), Wijnaldum (Colback 46), Townsend, Mitrovic (Doumbia 70)
Unused Subs: Darlow, Saivet, Perez, Riviere
Ref: Roger East
The match ratings for players out of 10 (PS The – before the number isn’t a minus…)
Rob Elliott – 5
Can’t be criticised for any of our goals… although he did concede five.
Daryl Janmaat – 3
His defensive abilities leave a lot to be desired. Danny Simpson was a better defender.
Steven Taylor – 2
Probably the worst I have seen him play.
Fabricio Coloccini – 1
Rolando Aarons – 1
The only thing he has going for him at the moment is that he is young.
Jonjo Shelvey – 4
Was very poor but never shied away from the ball and we need more like him.
Andros Townsend – 4
See above (Shelvey)
Gini Wijnaldum – 2
When he plays you are either playing with 10 or 12 men, he is that bad and that good.
Moussa Sissoko – 2
Cheick Tiote – 4
Gives the ball away so easily but always seems to give 100% and put himself about.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – 3
Was isolated and missed his only chance.