Chelsea of England striker, Tammy Abraham got his side’s second goal of the afternoon on Saturday, as The Blues won 2-0 away to Newcastle United and went temporarily top of the English Premier League table, megasportsarena.com reports
Abraham kept his cool to slam home in epmhatic fashion, as the Nigerian-born England international made everthing count for his side and The Blues top of the Premier League for the first time under Frank Lampard – for a few hours at least – with a routine 2-0 victory at Newcastle on Saturday.
Karl Darlow prevented Werner and Abraham from breaking the deadlock with two fine saves inside the opening 10 minutes, but the Newcastle goalkeeper was helpless when Fernandez bundled Mason Mount’s cross into his own net while under pressure from Ben Chilwell.
Federico Fernandez and Newcastle appealed for a push in the build-up, but a VAR check found no infringement from Chilwell, and the goal was allowed to stand as the centre-back registered his fifth Premier League own goal since making his debut in the competition in 2014.
Fernandez’s early own goal gave Chelsea the lead at St. James’ Park before Timo Werner’s stunning assist set up Tammy Abraham to seal the points midway through the second half.
Newcastle hit the bar through Sean Longstaff after Abraham’s strike but the hosts were well off the pace throughout as they slipped to back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.
Newcastle’s reluctance to engage Chelsea saw the visitors assume complete control of the contest, and they should have doubled their lead on the half-hour mark when Werner dragged a gilt-edge opportunity wide after Abraham had released him through on goal.
N’Golo Kante’s brilliant block prevented Allan Saint-Maximin from restoring parity as Newcastle grew as the interval approached, but Chelsea kept the hosts at arm’s length.
Fabian Schar replaced the injured Jamaal Lascelles at half-time and endured a torrid time as Werner tormented the Newcastle defence.
Abraham’s effort earned him man of the match award, as Chelsea’s fifth consecutive victory extends their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 games and lifts them above Leicester into top spot on goal difference ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures, while Newcastle remain 13th.
Werner burst through the Newcastle midfield with a stunning 75-yard break that left Schar trailing in his wake before slotting Abraham in behind for him to score for the third game running.
Longstaff’s stunning 30-yard drive which rattled the woodwork failed to inspire a late Newcastle comeback on an afternoon which belonged to Chelsea from the first whistle.
Werner would have landed the award had he converted any of the chances that came his way, but Abraham’s increasingly clinical streak in front of goal deserves merit and, since the start of last season, the Nigerian-born lanky lad has scored 23 goals in all competitions, 11 more than any other Chelsea player.