Chelsea beat Newcastle by 3 goals to nil to go 3 points clear at the top. Newcastle vs Chelsea was a tricky match. Newcastle defended with 11 men allowing Chelsea too much possession with the hope of catching them (Chelsea on the counter). The Newcastle tactics did work in the first half as Chelsea could not find a goal despite their overall dominance.
Chelsea continued from where they stopped in the first half. Continual bombardment of the Newcastle defence caused them to cave in. Reece James scored in the 65 and 77 minute while Jorginho scored from the penalty spot to cap a fine win for the blues.
In other matches.
Elsewhere in the premier league, Defending champions Manchester City dropped points as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Crystal Palace. Liverpool played a 2-2 draw with Brighton, Arsenal defeated Leicester 2-0 while Manchester United defeated Spurs by 3-0.