Newcastle United player ratings as fringe first-teamer ‘grasps his opportunity’ in cruel Chelsea defeat
Newcastle United player ratings from the heartbreaking defeat at Chelsea as the club’s nine-game unbeaten Premier League run came to an end.
Sometimes in football, you don’t get what you deserve - and that was the case for Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
Eddie Howe’s side, on a nine game Premier League unbeaten run, played against European champions Chelsea with no fear.
They frustrated the life out of the hosts with an excellent disciplined display but that was cruelly undone on 89 minutes as Kai Havertz broke the deadlock.
The fixture wasn’t without its refeering controversy either, with Kai Havertz perhaps lucky not to see red for an elbow on Dan Burn.
Jacob Murphy was then denied a penalty midway through the second-half after going down under a challenge from Trevoh Chalobah.
Here, our writer Jordan Cronin dishes out his Newcastle player ratings from the 1-0 defeat in West London: