The results of the Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings by fans.

Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system.

Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below.

A bit like the match, it isn’t pretty, a clear man of the match and a few more getting some credit.

Karl Darlow (7.1) might have conceded five goals in two games since his recall but nothing he could do about the three at Chelsea and he definitely kept the score down.

After the United keeper there wasn’t anybody who rated 6.0 or better for the fans.

Captain Ciaran Clark (5.9) did his best to hold things together but he didn’t have a great deal of help from those around him.

The same up front for goalscorer Dwight Gayle (5.9), although Jacob Murphy (5.8) once again hinted at better to come, and helped create the Newcastle goal.

After that you had Chancel Mbemba (5.5) who was badly at fault for the second goal and then Mikel Merino (5.1), two starts inside a few days maybe proving too much for him, as well as the quality of the opposition and poor nature of most of his teammates.

As for the very weakest, Mohamed Diame (3.2) and Ayoze Perez (3.5) were once again woeful, offering next to nothing going forward or back.

The revamped defence didn’t really work, as Lejeune (4.8) and Manquillo (4.6) struggled, with Matt Ritchie (4.0) all over the place as he was complicit in two of the goals.

An impossible position for the three subs with the game already lost, though they didn’t make any claims as to why they shouldn’t have been left out.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 6pm on Sunday:

newcastle v chelsea player ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings, go HERE and you can still input your own marks out of 10 for each player, then check back later to see whether the overall interactive ratings have changed for the team as more fans vote.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Chelsea 3 Newcastle 1


Newcastle: Gayle 12

Chelsea: Hazard 21, 74 Morata 33

Possession was Chelsea 66% Newcastle 34%

Total shots were  Chelsea 23 Newcastle 8

Shots on target were  Chelsea 9 Newcastle 2

Corners were  Chelsea 11 Newcastle 4

Referee: Kevin Friend

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Lejeune, Mbemba, Ritchie, Diame (Shelvey 75), Merino (Yedlin 85), Murphy, Perez (Hayden 62), Gayle

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Joselu, Mitrovic, Aarons

Crowd: 41,538 (Newcastle 3,000)

(Read what Rafa Benitez said after the defeat in West London HERE)

(Alan Shearer gives honest assessment on Chelsea defeat HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Chelsea 3 Newcastle 1 – Read HERE)

(Danny Murphy can’t believe this Newcastle player can’t get in the team – Read HERE)

(Mikel Merino speaks after the 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge – Read HERE)

  • TheNutJob


    • kevin Walsh

      Mbemba was pushed in the back for their second goal. Benitez just talks about mistakes but under continual pressure mistakes will come sooner or later and goals with them

    • Rich Lawson

      ”Doomed,Capt’ Nut,we’re doomed”

  • 1957

    I really felt for Ritchie. He is a whole hearted player whose form hadn’t been great recently in his normal position, to play him as a wing back was a big risk and he had a nightmare. Let’s hope he isn’t asked to play there again.

    • TheNutJob

      one of Pards fav tricks

      • 1957

        It could be worse SloMo might get the opportunity to play that position if he trains well.

        • Geordiegiants

          I have seen and heard all of this sort of craic before, with a certain Sir Bobby. So be careful what you wish for.

  • Anita kick up the Hoop

    Gayle scored a goal that had more to do with pinball than football.. then never had a kick .. 5.9?

  • Saul Williams

    This Newcastle team is getting relegated.The only thing that can save us is obvious.

  • Philippines

    Interesting that there is so little comment on this post. I guess folks are just running out of things to say about the ‘obvious’. I have always thought that if I were a top football manager I would ask the players to give me their suggested team sheet before making the final selection.