Chelsea scrap to win over Newcastle, Fulham impress against Burnley

Antonio Rudiger

Newcastle United fans protested against Mike Ashley ahead of this afternoon's home game against Chelsea.

Against Arsenal, which Chelsea won 3-2, Marcos Alonso scored the victor to help the Blues steel all three points.

The skipper wanted to be used in the middle of the three-man back line but, when posted on the right-hand side in training last week, voiced concerns and was left out of the team.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Jamie Redknapp ripped into Benitez's gameplan and went so far as to claim that the Spaniard's strategy didn't quite qualify as football.

'The possession stats are embarrassing.

The former Sunderland full-back isn't the most popular Newcastle player, having had a series of disappointing performances since joining from Atletico Madrid last summer. If you are 28 and, for 10 years, you've played the other way, it's not so easy. It depends on the vehicle you have, you have to drive that auto in the best way.

'When I was at Napoli I was attacking all the time.

'When I am at Newcastle United I have to manage, I have what I have'.

’Disappointed’ South Africa summons U.S. official over Trump tweet
Trump's comment on South Africa is the first time he has used the word "Africa" on the social media platform since becoming president.

Iowa Murder Suspect Lived on Land Owned by GOP Fundraiser
The real problem? I'd say Cristhian Bahena Rivera is indicative of the real problem, Senator Warren, and posed a "real threat". In an arrest affidavit , Rivera said he remembered getting mad at her; what happened afterward was "blocked" from his memory.

Manuel Pellegrini compares West Ham's Jack Wilshere to Andrea Pirlo
Hammers midfielder Wilshere saw his 17-year stay with Arsenal come to an end in the close-season after Emery opted against giving the injury-prone England worldwide a new contract.

Against the Gunners, it took a late victor from left-back Marcos Alonso to secure a 3-2 victory after Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi had cancelled out Chelsea's early two-goal lead. "But at the end, we won the game".

He teed up Marcos Alonso for the victor last weekend and, while he has only played 43 minutes so far, only Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy has provided more assists at the start of the new season. We needed to move the ball very fast and be patient.

The shape of the game was established from the first minute with Chelsea camping in Newcastle's half with the hosts content to sit back.

"I feel very exhausted", Hazard said, with a wry smile, after being asked about his treatment by Newcastle's players.

Maurizio Sarri has graced the Premier League with his sophisticated brand of football, coaxing it out of Chelsea so early into his reign. So it was hard.

"In the last part of the first half against Arsenal we lost distances, so it was impossible to press and recover the ball".

This is the sixth successive top-flight campaign they've failed to win either of their opening two league games. The league is on 38 matches, so after three.it is important to start very well. "If any player has different opinions, they can give their opinions and after we have to stick with the plan, that's it".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sebastian Vettel - I timed move on Hamilton to perfection
Aug 27, 2018 - 02:41
Vettel came in the very next lap and emerged in the lead, metres in front of Verstappen, who had yet to pit, and Hamilton . But Hamilton sounded confused why Mercedes is slower than Ferrari .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jemele Hill takes to Twitter following ESPN divorce
Aug 27, 2018 - 02:29
Hill, contacted via text message, referred an inquiry to her manager, Evan Dick, who could not be reached for immediate comment. Jemele Hill, who has been with ESPN since 2006, will reportedly leave the sports media giant at the end of the month.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United must beat Spurs to keep pace with rivals - Fred
Aug 27, 2018 - 02:26
But the impressive side will now face a big test in the coming week when they travel to Manchester United which will be their first big game of the season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fed policymakers see rate hikes on the horizon
Aug 27, 2018 - 01:35
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is due to speak at the conference and is widely expected to also signal more rate hikes ahead. Five of those rate hikes, including two this year, have occurred with Trump in the White House.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiger Woods off to slow start at The Northern Trust
Aug 27, 2018 - 01:27
The 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs consist of four golf tournaments that will determine the PGA Tour's season champion. Even so, this is one time Woods will consider it a very good year even if he doesn't.

National Enquirer hid damaging Donald Trump stories in a safe
Aug 26, 2018 - 01:23
Calls and emails to the Trump Organisation to reach Mr Weisselberg and general counsel Alan Garten were not immediately answered. Weisselberg is a bookkeeper who simply carries out directions from others about monetary payments and transfers, " he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The New York City Library Turns Classic Novels into Instagram Stories
Aug 26, 2018 - 00:31
You've still got to hold your finger/thumb on the screen while you read, but they've even thought of that. It's bringing "full classic books" to a place kids already frequent: Instagram Stories.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Klopp in the dark on Karius future amid links to Besiktas
Aug 26, 2018 - 00:07
Besiktas are understood to be in the advanced stages of talks with Liverpool over a two-year loan deal for goalkeeper Loris Karius .

No amount of alcohol is good for your health, study says
Aug 25, 2018 - 01:07
The researchers calculated alcohol is linked to 2.8million deaths a year around the world. Globally, one in three people drink alcohol, which is equivalent to 2.4 billion people.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First Case of Human West Nile Reported in Lincoln County
Aug 25, 2018 - 01:04
But, according to the CDC, over-the-counter pain medication can help treat fever and other minor symptoms. WNV is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito and is not transmitted person to person.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scott Morrison to become Australia's next prime minister
Aug 25, 2018 - 00:46
Born in Sydney in 1968, Mr Morrison has been Australia's Treasurer - the equivalent of the UK's Chancellor - since September 2015. The policy has been widely condemned as a callous abrogation of Australia's worldwide obligations to help refugees.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top French Open to ban Serena's 'catsuit'
Aug 25, 2018 - 00:28
She wore the outfit at Roland Garros in May, nine months after giving birth to her daughter and nearly losing her life. For a tennis tournament based in Paris, the French Open isn't being very fashion-forward.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump says knew ‘later on’ about hush-money payments
Aug 25, 2018 - 00:28
On Wednesday, Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer", Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations. Correspondents say it is unlikely Mr Trump's opponents would try to impeach him before November's mid-term elections.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Real Madrid reject offer from Chelsea to sign Willian
Aug 23, 2018 - 02:56
The Spain transfer window doesn't close until August 31 meaning La Liga clubs can still sign players from the Premier League . Reports also suggest Chelsea are set to offer Hazard a new bumper contract worth 300,000 euros a week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane Lane's Path: Category 5 Storm Barrels Down on Hawaii
Aug 23, 2018 - 02:03
A very big storm is coming for Hawaii, an island state that's largely avoided encounters with major cyclones in recent memory. A hurricane watch is in effect for the Big Island and Maui as islanders brace for potential effects from Hurricane Lane.