Last transfer news Frank Lampard hails Chelsea squad after win over Newcastle United Breaking sport news

MetiNews.Com - The Blues eased past the challenge of Newcastle on Saturday.

Last transfer news Frank Lampard hails Chelsea squad after win over Newcastle United Breaking sport news

MetiNews.Com - The Blues eased past the challenge of Newcastle on Saturday.

Last transfer news  Frank Lampard hails Chelsea squad after win over Newcastle United Breaking sport news
22 November 2020 - 11:30

Breaking News ! Frank Lampard indicated the importance of strength in depth to Chelsea's hopes of sustaining a Premier League title challenge after his side barely broke sweat in a 2-0 win over Newcastle at St James' Park. An early Federico Fernandez own goal paved the way for Lampard's men to claim a fifth straight win in all competitions, with Tammy Abraham sealing victory after a lung-bursting run by Timo Werner midway through the second half. The return to full fitness of N'Golo Kante and the defensive riches at his disposal have left Lampard in a confident place ahead of a frantic festive period which is likely to define their chances of a title push. Tammy Abraham sealed Chelsea's win at Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA) Slotting Antonio Rudiger in at centre-back in place of Thiago Silva, who was fatigued after international duty, Lampard reflected: "Many managers would love having five centre-backs but it brings difficulties because you can only pick two. "It's not easy to ask them to come straight into the team and perform because it means they need a good attitude through the week and how they prepare. "But I've got confidence in Toni and I thought his performance alongside Kurt (Zouma) was very strong. Timo Werner starred in Chelsea's win at Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA) "It's hugely important for us to have a strong squad this year with the schedule as it is, and for Toni to come in and play and keep a clean sheet is brilliant for me and for him." Kante was key to a dominant Chelsea display, which began when Fernandez stumbled over a Mason Mount cross and knocked the ball past his own goalkeeper Karl Darlow, who had already saved well to deny Werner and Abraham. Chelsea put the game beyond doubt in the 65th minute when the excellent Werner burst over the halfway line and unselfishly squared for Abraham to compete the job, but it was a win built on the industriousness of Kante in midfield. N'Golo Kante is showing signs of a return to top form after injury (Alex Pantling/PA) "We've been working very hard to get him fit and fresh and his levels and performance are really, really high," Lampard said of Kante. "I just have so much faith in him and the top player he is in world football. We have had a better period to get him in a place where we're really happy.

." Newcastle struggled to assert themselves against Chelsea (Alex Pantling/PA) Newcastle's chances comprised a pair of half-chances for an otherwise subdued Allan Saint-Maximin and a crashing second-half effort from Sean Longstaff which struck the crossbar from 30 yards. Magpies boss Steve Bruce acknowledged his frustration over yet another poor start from his side, and looked ahead to the "huge" festive programme which is likely to dictate his side's season. "The one thing we miss like most big clubs is the atmosphere inside the stadium," said Bruce. "But I think in the second half they would have seen the team do a lot better. Jamaal Lascelles hobbled off in Newcastle's defeat to Chelsea (Owen Humphreys/PA) "We have to stay with it. I make no excuses but fixtures have been tough lately. We've got a huge few weeks coming up and let's hope we can get a few results." Bruce faces an injury concern over captain Jamaal Lascelles, who picked up a knee injury in a first-half challenge on Werner, but was ultimately forced off with a thigh problem at the start of the second period. Bruce added: ""He hurt his knee but the reason why he's come off is not because of that – when he ran on he felt his thigh. It's a strange and unique situation and we won't know how bad it is until Monday." ID:423298:cQxClick here for more stories about Frank LampardClick here for more stories about Chelsea

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Last transfer news Frank Lampard hails Chelsea squad after win over Newcastle United Breaking sport news


Last transfer news Frank Lampard hails Chelsea squad after win over Newcastle United Breaking sport news


Last transfer news Frank Lampard hails Chelsea squad after win over Newcastle United Breaking sport news


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