Victor Moses provided an assist and won a
penalty as Chelsea thrashed Newcastle 3-1
yesterday in their England Premier League
clash at Stamford Bridge.
The Super Eagles ace missed nine matches
with a hamstring injury after limping out of
Chelsea’s shock defeat to Crystal Palace on
October 14, but returned as a substitute in
Wednesday’s 1-0 home win over Swansea City.
Eden Hazard continued his scintillating form
with two goals and a dominating performance
converting a Moses won penalty with an
impetuous Panenka after cancelling out Dwight
Gayle’s early opener for the visitors with a
first-time strike on 21 minutes.
Alvaro Morata also netted his ninth goal in 14
Premier League appearances but it was
Hazard who was voted man of the match.
Meanwhile Newcastle manager, Rafa Benitez
was frustrated to lose the lead so soon after
“We knew it could be like this, but it’s a pity,
because we started really well,” said Benitez,
who was booed by some Chelsea fans despite
leading the club to the Europa League trophy
during a short managerial spell at Stamford
Bridge in the 2012-13 season.
“After that, we made some mistakes, and as I
said against Manchester United, we paid for
“You can stop them if you do things a little bit
better, although it’s still very difficult, because
they have players who can beat people in one-
“We did well, it was a pity that we couldn’t
keep the score (at 1-0) for a while.”