Saturday, 21 November 2020 16:45

Staff Reporter.

Photo Credit: Premier League.

Chelsea moved to the top of the Premier League table, if only for a few hours, after a solid win at Newcastle United, their fifth straight victory in all competitions.

Federico Fernandez's own goal set the Blues on their way, the Argentine defender poking the ball over his own line while under pressure from Ben Chilwell.

Newcastle hit the bar through Sean Longstaff after Abraham's strike but the hosts were well off the pace throughout as they slipped to back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

The Blues fifth consecutive victory extends their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 games and lifts them above Leicester into top spot on goal difference ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures. Newcastle remain 13th.

Aston Villa, who host Brighton, could replace Chelsea at the summit with a big win, while Tottenham, who entertain Manchester City, will move to the summit with a victory.

Player ratings:

Newcastle: Darlow (6), Fernandez (5), Lascelles (5), Clark (5), Manquillo (5), Hayden (5), S Longstaff (6), Lewis (5), Murphy (5), Saint-Maximin (6), Joelinton (5).

Subs: Schar (5), Almiron (6), Carroll (5).

Chelsea: Mendy (7), James (7), Rudiger (7), Zouma (7), Chilwell (7), Kante (8), Kovacic (7), Mount (7), Ziyech (7), Abraham (8), Werner (8).

Subs: Hudson-Odoi (6), Giroud (n/a), Emerson (n/a).