Chelsea 3-2 Newcastle: What Were The Key Talking Points As The Blues Claim A Crucial Victory At Stamford Bridge?

In what was a frantic affair from Stamford Bridge on Monday night, Chelsea secured a 3-0 victory against Newcastle in west London.

Two sides who opened Monday’s showdown separated by just four points, it was the Blues who got off to a flying start as Nicolas Jackson produced a smart flicked finish after just six minutes.

However, with Alexander Isak hammering home just seconds before the half-time break, Mauricio Pochettino’s men faced a real psychological test after returning from the interval.

With Cole Palmer restoring the Blues’ lead after notching an 11th Premier League goal of the season just before the hour mark, Mykhailo Mudryk then appeared to have wrapped up all three points for Pochettino’s side.

While second-half substitute Jacob Murphy might have set up a grandstand finish in west London after producing a thunderbolt in injury-time, Newcastle missed out on the chance to claim a crucial scalp in their bid to claim another European finish.

In what was an action-packed affair from Stamford Bridge on Monday night, we have taken a look at the main talking points.

Pochettino eases some of the pressure on his shoulders

While Pochettino might have only arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer in an attempt to steady the ship in west London, the former Tottenham boss has found a huge amount of scrutiny over his long-term future.

With continued speculation over Pochettino’s frosty relationship with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, it has been suggested that the Blues’ hierarchy are keen on putting a new man in the dugout ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.

However, while the Argentine tactician might reportedly be unsatisfied by Chelsea’s business over the past couple of transfer windows, Pochettino certainly eased some of the pressure on his shoulders.

Although the former Premier League champions might still be battling it out in the bottom-half of the table, their EFL Cup final defeat against Liverpool on February 25th is their only…


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Author : Tom Dunstan

Publish date : 2024-03-12 09:53:12

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