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.

Top of the pile for the supporters was Florian Lejeune (7.6). An excellent performance and particularly so with it being his first Premier League start in eight months.

Six of the rest of the starting eleven rated 6.0 or higher.

Ciaran Clark at fault for the first goal but scoring an excellent one of his own and putting an otherwise very good defensive display.

Sean Longstaff (6.6) showed great energy in the middle of the pitch and really grew into the game, knocking the ball around and getting forward, as well as doing the simple things.

Martin Dubravka (6.5) made a couple of excellent saves and was left exposed on both goals but was a bit hesitant when it came to sweeping behind his defence, as Chelsea played balls over the top.

Salomon Rondon (6.4) put in a very decent performance in his lone striker role and caused the home defence problems. Set Perez up for the best chance of the match and should have done better himself with a late header – but that was only a half chance.

Matt Ritchie (6.3) clearly isn’t best used at left-back but he battles away. Also, his deliveries into the box have improved as the season as gone on and another assist on Saturday for Clark’s goal.

Jamaal Lascelles (6.1) was the other one to just creep above that 6.0 line. Did ok but the pressure is now on with Lejeune back fit and Fernandez, Schar and Clark also competing for places.

Bottom of the pile yet again is Ayoze Perez (3.7). Once more he offered pretty much nothing going forward and put wide that glorious chance created by Rondon. Newcastle/Rafa crying out for a better option to be brought in this month.

Isaac Hayden (4.7) was next lowest. Not as bad as against Blackburn but outshone by Longstaff in the middle of the pitch, no doubt Rafa praying he has more options available by next Saturday for Cardiff.

The remaining two ratings saw Yedlin (5.1) at fault for the winner, whilst Atsu (5.0) struggled to get into the match, though helped produce a few good team moves when he did.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am 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 2 Newcastle 1


Chelsea: Pedro 9, Willian 57

Newcastle: Clark 40

Possession was Chelsea 66% Newcastle 34%

Total shots were  Chelsea 10 Newcastle 9

Shots on target were Chelsea 6 Newcastle 2

Corners were  Chelsea 8 Newcastle 5

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin (Manquillo 82), Lejeune, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Perez (Murphy 82), Atsu, Rondon

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Joselu, Schar, Fernandez, Sterry

Crowd: 40,491

(David Pleat reviews the match HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Chelsea 2 Newcastle 1 HERE)

(Match ratings and comments on all NUFC players v Chelsea HERE)

(Maurizio Sarri says his players thought it was too easy – Read HERE)

  • Kenny

    We`ve been crying out for a better option to Perez for well over 2 yrs and the bad bit is he still has a contract until June 2021.

    • South toon

      Is rather have manquilo on the pitch than Perez, at least he fights with the ball and can actually cross it! I no he’s not good enough either but shows more passion than Perez, all I see Perez doing is waveing his arms around when he falls over!

      • Themoscow72

        He was fouled all over but never got a free kick. Yet when he fought back free kick against a joke. Once he went off we were clueless as normal. Only Perez makes things happen.

        • Ram Kishore

          Sorry to say this.
          After I read this line in your comment.
          “Only Perez makes things happen”.
          Against Chelsea he was Okayish.

          Are u deeply, madly in love with Perez? Or Do you worship him?

          There is nothing wrong in loving and worshipping Perez. I’m all supportive of your stance.

          But sometimes u have got to acknowledge his poor displays,
          not getting back after falling down, complaining sometimes and not tracking back while the ball is still in play

          Sorry Moscow, because of your constant persistence on defending Perez even when he’s at his poorest. I couldn’t resist myself in asking it.

          ☮️ Peace

        • simonjames60

          If he hadn’t have dived and looked for a penalty, then he would have manged to actually get a shot on goal from close range.

          A shameful waste of the best chance we had.

  • Wezza

    A well deserved 3.7 for Perez. Just awful.

    • Themoscow72

      Every time Perez fouled no free kick but when he put Rondon through with a great ball free kick the ref a joke. Perez played great some fantastic passes and along with Atsu was one of the top two players. Should never have been taken off.

      • Ram Kishore

        I have always abstained from making critical comments about you.

        On Saturday Perez was ok.

        Saying he was the top player in all the matches, either u r deliberately winding up people for fun or
        U have gone blind to reality.
        Are u high all the time?

        • AbusedCourier

          No, he’s just an idiot troll.

      • Wezza

        Seems like everyone else here was watching a different Perez to you. Fool.