Chelsea beat Newcastle 3-0 to extend lead atop EPL table

Chelsea go three points clear of second-placed Liverpool who failed to defeat Brighton at Anfield.
Chelsea beat Newcastle 3-0 to extend lead atop EPL table
Chelsea's Reece James in action with Newcastle United's Ryan FraserReuters

Premier League leaders, Chelsea, extended their lead atop the summit with a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United.

Kai Havertz and Callum Hodson-Odoi retained their spot in the starting 11 with Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner still recovering from their injuries.

The Toon are looking for their way out of the drop zone and their first win of the season and the new era following their Arab-takeover and the sack of Steve Bruce.

Caretaker manager Graeme Jones managed to hold Thomas Tuchel's side for over an hour before the Blues found the breakthrough and stamped their authority.

Reece James (65', 77') netted a brace in the space of seven minutes to leave the hosts exposed.

Jorginho 81st minute penalty rounded up the 3-0 victory for Chelsea as they go three points clear of second-placed Liverpool who failed to defeat Brighton at Anfield.

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