EPL: Werner Finally Scores As Chelsea Go Fourth

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Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Chelsea vs Newcastle United. Photo credit: Sky Sports
Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Chelsea vs Newcastle United. Photo credit: Sky Sports

Chelsea eased past Newcastle with a 2-0 win to move into the top four, with Timo Werner finally ending his Premier League goal drought.

The hosts, who named Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal for his first league game since October, took the lead in the 31st minute when substitute Olivier Giroud – on in place of the injured Tammy Abraham – struck from close range.

Arrizabalaga was called into action on a couple of occasions after the break, saving Jonjo Shelvey’s free-kick before keeping out Joe Willock’s header, but Chelsea were comfortable as they secured a fourth straight league win under Thomas Tuchel.

Victory sees Chelsea move above Liverpool and West Ham, who beat Sheffield United 3-0 earlier on Monday, to move into fourth. They remain unbeaten in six games in all competitions since Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge.

Newcastle, meanwhile, stay 17th but they are now seven points clear of the relegation zone.

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