Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United, Timo Werner leads Tuchel men back into top four
Germany international ended his goal drought in the Premier League when scored Chelsea’s second goal in the 39th minute of the match.
Chelsea continued their fine form under new manager Thomas Tuchel on Monday night when they beat seventeenth placed Newcastle United by two goals to nil at Stamford Bridge, Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for blues in the 31st minute when Karl Darlow pushed Werner’s low cross into the path of Frenchman, who then finished it from 10 yards to give the home side the lead.
Werner, who was instrumental in Chelsea’s opening goal then doubled their lead six minutes before half-time when he ended his 14 games goalless run in the Premier League. The summer signing from RB Leipzig tapped in from the far post of Mason Mount’s corner to end his 1000 minutes of league football without a goal.
Thomas Tuchel is still unbeaten as Chelsea manager and has led the club to fourth place and the FA Cup quarterfinals after replacing Frank Lampard in late January.
In another match of the day, high flying West Ham United beat bottom club Sheffield United 3-0 at London Stadium to maintain their push for European qualification alive, goals from Declan Rice, Issa Diop, and Ryan Fredericks secured the win for the David Moyes side.
West Ham are currently fifth in the table and face another European hopeful Tottenham on Sunday, while Chelsea travel to struggling Southampton on Saturday.