Premier League, Chelsea beat Newcastle to go fourth: Records broken
Timo Werner ended a 14-game goal drought to help Chelsea beat Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in gameweek 24 of the Premier League 2020-21 season. The win helped the Blues rise to fourth in the table. Chelsea now trail second-placed Manchester United by just four points. Meanwhile, West Ham United continued their superb form to go fifth. Here are the records broken.
Chelsea win fourth successive Premier League match
Chelsea have looked assured under Thomas Tuchel. They are now five games unbeaten in the league, winning four in succession (W4 D1). Chelsea have managed four clean sheets in five league games under the German. The Blues have 42 points from 24 games and are above West Ham (42) on goal difference. Meanwhile. Newcastle are 17th in the standings.
Big moment for Chelsea's Timo Werner
It was a big moment for Chelsea's Werner, who last scored against Sheffield United on November 7. Werner had chances in the opening 30 minutes but he headed wide with his best opportunity. However, his cross rebounded out to Olivier Giroud, who scored Chelsea's opener in the 31st minute. Werner then made it 2-0, scrambling in a flick-on at the back post.
Thomas Tuchel registers these records
Tuchel has picked up 13 points from his first five league games in charge of Chelsea. As per Opta, he is now level with Jose Mourinho's tally with Chelsea and bettered only by Carlo Ancelotti and Maurizio Sarri (15 each). He is just the third manager to see his team concede just one goal in his first five games in the Premier League.
Werner scores a goal after 1,000 minutes
As per BBC, it was Werner's first goal in exactly 1,000 minutes of Premier League action for the Blues. He finally found the net after 31 attempts without scoring.