Chelsea had to toil long and hard before continuing their perfect start to the season, as they beat Newcastle United 2-1 at St. James’ Park on Sunday.

The Blues, who dominated possession throughout the game, found it hard to break down a resolute Newcastle backline for the most part. The breakthrough finall came when the referee awarded a contentious penalty to Chelsea, which was duly converted by Eden Hazard.

Newcastle then levelled things up in the 83rd minute, although Joselu’s goal shouldn’t have stood after a foul by DeAndre Yedlin on Olivier Giroud in the buildup. But, Maurizio Sarri’s men clinched the tie when Alonso’s shot was turned into his own net by Yedlin, which the Chelsea fans felt was deserving after the US international’s blatant foul not too long ago.

Meanwhile, Chelsea fans were quick to point out Jorginho’s domination in the match, with the summer signing making more passes than the entire Newcastle side.

Fans were also pleased to see Eden Hazard open his goalscoring tally for the season, after a solid performance against Newcastle.

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