Newcastle secured a 4-1 win against 10-man Blues, as striker Alexander Isak netted on his return from injury. At the same time, two quick-fire second-half goals from Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton, and a late Anthony Gordon strike gave the Magpies victory at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England.
Chelsea were hoping to move up the table after their poor start, while Newcastle needed a win to keep up the pressure on the top four.
The win ends Chelsea’s mini-revival, which consisted of a three-game unbeaten run, against Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham and Manchester City, Eurosports report.
Mauricio Pochettino saw the home side go ahead on 13 minutes when teenager Lewis Miley teed up Alexander Isak.
But 10 minutes later Raheem Sterling scored his sixth of the season – the same as his tally last season – with an expert free kick.
In the second half, Chelsea threatened to lose their heads with a string of yellow cards that allowed Newcastle to go back in front with a Jamal Lascelles header before a Joelinton goal within 90 seconds of the restart.
The situation worsened when Captain Reece James saw red for a second yellow when he brought Anthony Gordon down after an error, and Gordon later made it four.
Newcastle play PSG on Tuesday, while Chelsea play Brighton next weekend.
To see Chelsea’s captain go off for a combination of a defensive error and, before then, dissent, sums up that the side lacked discipline. Chelsea have suffered their biggest defeat in the Premier League this season under Mauricio Pochettino. There is definitely work to be done on the training ground before Pochettino can make a real difference on the sidelines.
Newcastle have gone three consecutive Premier League games unbeaten against Chelsea for the first time since 1995: ◎ 1-0 ◎ 1-1 ◉ 4-1
Newcastle’s Lewis Miley was the player of the match. There were no bad performances from the Newcastle line-up but the moment that sparked the win came from 17-year-old Lewis Miley. The England under-19 midfielder would not have been on the pitch was it not for an injury crisis, but he showed plenty of promise that could start to put his older team-mates under pressure.