Player ratings: Newcastle United 4-1 Chelsea Anthony Gordon is a rising talent in his industry.

Player ratings: Newcastle United 4-1 Chelsea Anthony Gordon is a rising talent in his industry.
Player ratings: Newcastle United 4-1 Chelsea Anthony Gordon is a rising talent in his industry.

At full time, Newcastle players and supporters celebrate their victory over Chelsea.

Newcastle United warmed up supporters on a frigid November afternoon by defeating Chelsea 4-1. The team was playing brilliantly.

Before the match, Joe Willock’s Achilles injury ruled him out, and Sean Longstaff’s ankle problem from Bournemouth did not heal in time, dealing Eddie Howe a further blow.

After Alexander Isak, assisted by Lewis Miley, put Newcastle ahead in minute twelve, the game seemed promising for the Magpies until Raheem Sterling’s free kick tied the score.

But following the interval, Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton, and Anthony Gordon scored goals to cap off an incredible triumph.

Newcastle United 4-1 Chelsea player ratings: Anthony Gordon is star man in competitive field

Newcastle United went into the game with the injury count up to double figures again but ended the day running riot against the Blues.


Newcastle United were in sparkling form against Chelsea as they ran out 4-1 winners to warm up fans on a chilly November afternoon.

Eddie Howe was dealt a fresh blow before the game when Joe Willock was ruled out with an Achilles injury while Sean Longstaff did not recover in time from an ankle issue suffered at Bournemouth.

The game had started well for Newcastle after Lewis Miley picked out Alexander Isak who fired the Magpies ahead on 12 minutes but a Raheem Sterling free-kick levelled matters.

Yet the goals flowed after the break as Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Anthony Gordon wrapped up a memorable victory.

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Here’s how the players rated overall:

Nick Pope 7

Left rooted to the spot for Sterling free-kick but made other key saves, was a spectator in second half.

Kieran Trippier 8

Recovered from conceding free-kick in first half to put in a polished display. Denied by the crossbar from free-kick.

Jamaal Lascelles 8

Had a shaky moment when Sterling burst through but contributed after the break with bullet header.

Fabian Schar 8

Got through the game despite recent issues. Almost got in on the scoring in the second half but a solid display.

Tino Livramento 8

A flawless afternoon at left-back. Made no fuss with numerous interceptions and clearances.

Joelinton 8

Erased memories of first half sitter by burying big chance. Put in monster display with six tackles defensively.

Bruno Guimaraes 8

Ran the show at times in the middle on a welcome return.

Lewis Miley 9

An excellent display for the teenager. Got things started with a fine assist. Passed with purpose and never stopping running.

Miguel Almiron 8

Creaced problems for Chelsea and laid on fine assist for Gordon.

Anthony Gordon 10

Worked his socks off and was rewarded with a goal himself. Man of the match.

Alexander Isak 8

Didn’t take long to show why he’s been such a miss. Made such a big difference.

Here’s how the players rated in the first half:

Nick Pope 7

Was left rooted to the spot after Sterling’s stunner. Made a fine save to deny Enzo Fernandez.

Kieran Trippier 6

Unlucky to concede free-kick which led to Chelsea equaliser

Jamaal Lascelles 6

Has been tested a few times.

Fabian Schar 7

Shrugged off recent injury concerns to compete well so far this afternoon.

Tino Livramento 7

Hascoped well with the initial threat of Cole Palmer before a switch saw him to deal with Conor Gallagher.

Joelinton 6

Missed a golden chance at the back post when heading wide. Tackling and determination defensively can’t be faulted.

Bruno Guimaraes 7

A welcome return with much-needed stability re-introduced to the middle.

Lewis Miley 8

Has not looked out of place once again. A superb pass for Isak to open the scoring.

Miguel Almiron 7

Saw one opening flash across the box. Has looked lively.

Anthony Gordon 7

has put the Blues in a vulnerable position. bounced back from an early setback.

Isak Alexander VIII

Showed quickly why he’s been such a miss.

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