Chelsea fans came, they saw, then most of them had left by just after an hour!
Newcastle took the visitors apart and indeed the blues were lucky to only lose by three goals.
Difficult to believe that Conte’s players were still competing for a Champions League place and hoping to get a game in next Saturday’s FA Cup final.
The Chelsea fans were not impressed!
Recent times have seen Newcastle unbeaten at home against Chelsea since 2011 and that record was extended on Sunday.
It is a massive bonus that on top of their whingeing and anger below in the comments, many of them now also see Newcastle as having a bit of a hoodoo over them whenever they come to St James Park.
Newcastle 3 Chelsea 2 – 2 February 2013
Newcastle 2 Chelsea 0 – 2 November 2013
Newcastle 2 Chelsea 1 – 6 December 2014
Newcastle 2 Chelsea 2 – 26 September 2013
Newcastle 3 Chelsea 9 – 13 May 2018
Last night was class out in Newcastle after the match, only finishing tenth maybe but at last we have a club where fans, players, manager are all trying and pushing in the same direction, everybody in fact apart from Mike Ashley.
These comments from Chelsea fans are just a great bonus.
‘And there we have it, Rafa takes us to the Europa League once again.’
‘Thursday night football here we come….’
‘Imagine losing 3-0 in a match we had to win to be in contention. What kind of a joke have we become…’
‘If liverpool win the champions league do we get the fourth spot?’
‘After watching that load of sh…, why would you want that ???’
‘This wasn’t about 4th place because that was a complete long shot, this was about putting in a performance.
This was not a performance, it was a showing of absolute gutless, lack of balls we have seen all season again.’
‘Just woke up. Thank god I didn’t even watch this.’
‘We were never going to win at this place, were we? Especially with this pathetic performance.
I am actually happy Spurs are not losing, I would hate the fact they lost today and we f…ed it up again.’
‘Too much gap between our midfield and defensive line…Should be more higher line…Even newcastle is playing a higher line than us.’
‘Predicted this, were not only sh… but we can’t play football at this ground.’
‘3-0 now. F… this. Switching off.’
‘We needed six points from Huddersfield at home and Newcastle away. We got 1 and 1 goal scored. That’s Conte in a nutshell – needs to go now. Such a dated view on football it’s unreal.’
‘Newcastle are on the beach and still cruising. this is the worst I’ve seen a team play in many many years.’
‘Can’t be as bad as watching Rafa can it?’
‘Never understood the pathetic Rafa hate – decent for chelsea.’
‘What a mess.’
‘We were fake champions (last season under Conte), other teams had a season off while adjusting to new managers and players while dealing with Europe. Under normal season conditions we’ve been abysmal and nothing near champion material.’
‘Just now checked into hotel for the night. Not sure what I saw today but my brain hurts.’
‘Seeing the reactions of the Swansea players as they’re relegated makes you remember how much worse things can be (and have been in many of our lifetimes).
That was an embarrassing performance though.’
‘We’ve turned into Huddersfield,so impressed were we in midweek.’
‘I don’t want us to play in the FA Cup final.’
‘No passion, get the foreigners out. More british,minus cahill and barkley….very very poor.’
‘It’s even worse if you imagine the manager has told them they’re playing for a place in the FA Cup final. Totally embarrassing.’
‘How many do Newcastle want? Because that’s how many they’ll get.’
‘Fairly sure Bakayoko has just performed the worst season i have ever seen from a Chelsea-regular.
Lee Cattermole would have been more useful to us this season than he’s been, not even kidding.’
‘Conte has to go, season tickets will fall otherwise.’
‘Conte has officially taken over as the most sh.. ever manager of the club from AVB / scolari.’
‘Can blame Conte for the shambles of a season but the players are sh.. today.
I wouldn’t let any of them on the pitch at Wembley.
I’d tell all the players to f… off to the World Cup and play the youth team in the final. ‘
‘How can we perform like that in front of our supporters who came all that way to watch the team. Shocking!’
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 3 Chelsea 0
Newcastle: Gayle 23, Perez 59, 63
Possession was Chelsea 58% Newcastle 42%
Total shots were Chelsea 6 Newcastle 16
Shots on target were Chelsea 2 Newcastle 6
Corners were Chelsea 2 Newcastle 4
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Hayden 72), Shelvey, Diame (Haidara 87), Murphy, Perez, Gayle (Joselu 48)
Darlow, Manquillo, Gamez, Merino
Crowd: 52,294 (3,000 Chelsea)
(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the victory HERE)
(Kenedy post emotional farewell message to Newcastle United – Read it HERE)
(Breaking News: Mike Ashley releases statement asking Rafa Benitez to stay at Newcastle United – Read it HERE)
(Alan Shearer reacts to Ashley’s statement – Read it HERE)
(Rafa Benitez reaction to the win over Chelsea – Read it HERE)
(Antonio Conte not happy after humbling by NUFC – Read it HERE)