Tammy Abraham scored in his third consecutive club game as Chelsea beat Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday to remain among the leaders in the English Premier League.
Chelsea took the lead in the 10th minute when Federico Fernandez kicked the ball into his own goal, and the goal was given despite Fernandez’s protests that he was pushed when Mason Mount’s low cross entered.
Timo Werner had an unsuccessful day in front of goal, missing once and seeing another effort ruled out for offside. The German had more success as a supplier, however, dribbling his own Newcastle defenders before preparing Abraham for the first single time for the 65th second goal.
This marked Abraham’s third consecutive game at Chelsea with a goal after scoring against Rennes and Sheffield United before the international break. He has four goals in 12 games this season and combines well with Werner, who was widely expected to compete with Abraham for a place in the roster after joining Chelsea from Leipzig this summer.
Even a down goal didn’t do much to shake Newcastle’s defensive approach, and the hosts only registered a shot on target in the 82nd minute, when Edouard Mendy fended off a deflected shot. Isaac Hayden missed Chelsea’s goal earlier after defensive confusion, and a long-range speculative shot from Sean Longstaff bounced off the crossbar and out of play.