Newcastle United player ratings from the 1-0 win over Chelsea. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United player ratings from the 1-0 win over Chelsea. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United player ratings from the 1-0 win over Chelsea. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Newcastle United player ratings as 8/10 star sends Chelsea star ‘into early retirement’

Newcastle United player ratings as Eddie Howe edge past Chelsea at St James’ Park.

Newcastle United remained third in the Premier League table following a 1-0 win over Chelsea. And with the World Cup coming up, Joe Willock’s only goal of the game ensured the Magpies will stay there until Boxing Day at least.

A moment of quality from Joe Willock broke the deadlock on 67 minutes before Eddie Howe’s men once again showed their fighting qualities to see out the victory. A seventh clean sheet of the campaign extended the club’s unbeaten run to 10 matches and earn their fifth straight win.

Newcastle fans are dreaming of European qualification, and who can blame them. United have 30 points already. For perspective, they didn’t reach that mark for 2021/22 until March 10 this year.

Here’s our writer Jordan Cronin’s player ratings from the 1-0 win over Chelsea:

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