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 dismal day, a few bits of encouragement early on as Newcastle broke quite well with a couple of half-chances, but that quickly fizzled out and the first goal onwards it was mainly one way traffic.

Preventing further embarrassment, Karl Darlow (5.7) was top rated, making some excellent saves, though some suggested he could have done better with Alonso’s free-kick – but  couldn’t see that.

I’m a little surprised that Jonjo Shelvey (5.5) was next best with an almost respectable mark. Maybe he was involved in most of Newcastle’s handful of better moments but his lack of mobility is woeful, the only question being is whether he can’t or won’t run any more in games.

After that pair the marks are woeful.

The three very lowest being Dwight Gayle (2.1) who passed up the chance of a shot when it was goalless, then Manquillo having another very poor game at right-back, whilst Henri Saivet (3.0) was shocking in the middle of the pitch.

Jamaal Lascelles (4.3) was one of only four to get a mark of 4.0 or higher and whilst he did his best, he was at fault for the first goal as he left Batshuayi unmarked for a simple tap-in.

Lascelles’ central defensive partner, Ciaran Clark (4.2), being the other, as he also did his best to hold things together at the back.

The other four players rated as simply really poor, with Haidara (3.4) strolling back when the second goal was scored, Hayden (3.4) yet again not looking up to the standard needed, Ritchie (3.6) having no joy in a free role behind the striker, whilst the centre-back Chancel Mbemba (3.7) struggled throughout.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 11.30am Monday:

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 0


Chelsea: Batshuayi 31,44 Alonso 72

Possession was Chelsea 61% Newcastle 39%

Total shots were Chelsea 18 Newcastle 9

Shots on target were Chelsea 8 Newcastle 6

Corners were  Chelsea 5 Newcastle 4

Referee: Kevin Friend

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Manquillo (Murphy 77), Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Haidara, Saivet, Hayden (Atsu 83), Shelvey, Ritchie, Gayle (Joselu 64)

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Diame, Dummett, Yedlin

Crowd: 41,049

(To read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the match go HERE)

(To view the fan Newcastle player ratings and to add your own go HERE)

(To read what Rafa had to say after the match go HERE)

  • Rich Lawson

    Gayle didn’t look remotely interested and nobody was doing more than amble back when Chelsea broke,disgraceful performances by most of the above.If we had a decent owner the people who paid to go to London on a Sunday afternoon would get their choice of a refund or a free entry to the Burnley game ?

    • Jezza

      Gayle was probably under strict instructions not to pick up any kind of injury before the transfer deadline.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        wonder what instructions the Hoss was under

        • robbersdog

          Don’t fall over.

  • Paul Patterson

    Championship side plays Premier League Champions- the result should hardly be a shock.

    • ghostrider

      That excuse is old and in no way should let Rafa off the hook.
      The real saying is, premier league side plays premier league champions but are forced to play like a non league outfit for 80% of the game due to managerial tactical criminality.

      • Paul Patterson

        This side is a Championship side and it will be until we make certain we are in the Premier League next season.
        It let’s Rafa ‘off the hook’ in the sense that he hasn’t had chance to build his own side with a reasonable budget.
        It’s not an ‘old excuse’ as we are only eight months into being in this league and have only had two transfer windows to strengthen and haven’t done so.
        But don’t let it get in the way of your irrational Rafa dislike and owner sucking . .

        • ghostrider

          People need to stop all this nonsense about having to have some kind of special players to compete in the premier league.
          Rafa bought a lot of players.
          Please don’t tell me he bought championship players right through, plus what he already had.
          I’ve been through this before and named the championship players who he got rid of and some he didn’t. with the rest of the squad all being decent enough premier league players.

          When I say decent enough I mean decent enough to more than just hold their own against the teams outside of the usual top 8.
          After that it’s more down to how clubs manager player4s fitness wise and tactical wise as to who gains the spoils and the opportunity to play premier league football.

          Rafa is playing decent enough players in roles they are not happy with but graft on anyway.
          He then plants the blame firmly on those players saying they aren’t good enough but work hard.
          It’s a put down and a massive deflection of blame from himself.

          He leaves players out and has had to loan out two of his buys for not being up to his standard, which tells me that he’s not with it.

          Sels, Lazaar, Gomez, who apparently always seems to be injured….like Mitrovic always seems to have a bad back…..and Merino joining them with his bad back.

          And Aarons with his mysterious injuries.

          I could go on and on but you get the script.
          I’ve seen this team make many teams look second rate this season. the problem was it was only for a short period of time before Rafa threw in the padlocks and told them all to snap them shut, which, weirdly turned us into exactly what he claims we are. A championship looking outfit in self preservation mode.

          Rafa needs to man up and start using his managerial know how in the right way and stop this negative nonsense.
          No fan likes it and no fan is happy with it, no matter what they say.

          They are putting up with it because they feel they won’t ever get another manager with a world class tag attached to them.
          So they put up with utter dross…created by the so called world class manager.

          • Paul Patterson

            I’ve said before – Give him a good striker and we’d be five places better of at least..

          • ghostrider

            Proof will be in the pudding.
            Give him a good striker and have him play to the strengths of that striker and I’d be inclined to agree with you.
            The problem is his two thirds of a match playing ultra negative football that does nothing for any forward minded player…especially a thriving striker.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    I`m afraid we get caught out when Newcastle come up against a good team.
    it was a Cup match with no points on the board so why didn`t we throw caution to the wind & attack them
    the answer may lie in the fact that our strikers are woeful, Gayle`s championship standard & Hoss isn`t any standard at all

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    The team played great the first half hour and could have been two or three up this site nothing about football all the papers gave decent marks compared to this site which seems to not only hate Mike Ashley but the players to very sad.

  • steve

    Surprised to see Clark let off the hook so easily, he was horribly out of position and largely at blame for the first two goals.

    • Damon Horner

      Agreed. Some Sympathy for the second because Saivet really shouldn’t lose the ball there