Chelsea Player Ratings vs Newcastle: Cole Palmer tops ratings in narrow win

Chelsea completed their revenge against Newcastle yesterday as they took on Eddie Howe's men in a mid-table clash of mediocrity. The Magpies had a lot more to gain from the match, as a win could've taken them to seventh place. But, instead, NUFC remain 10th after the loss, worse still, CFC remain in 11th position despite winning
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Moises Caicedo: 8/10

Caicedo was impeccable against Newcastle. His distribution was tip-top and his reading of the game was exceptional. He made five interceptions, more than anyone on the pitch, and completed all four tackles he contested. He also completed 93% of his passes. His dribbling was clean as well.

Enzo Fernandez: 6/10

Fernandez was not great on the ball, but he tried to make up for it with defensive industry.

Cole Palmer: 9/10

Palmer was once again decisive for Chelsea. He now has 11 goals and eight assists in the league alone, after adding another goal and assist to his name. His dribbling was average, but he created three chances. Though he didn't create any clear-cut chances, he still leads the Blues in big chances created. He topped off a very good performance with a superb strike to put the Blues in front for the second time in the match.

Conor Gallagher: 7/10

Gallagher had a good game, all things considered. He was one of two Chelsea players that created a big chance on the night, bringing his tally up to seven, two fewer than Palmer. The Chelsea de-facto captain only won 3/13 ground duels though, which is quite poor.

Raheem Sterling: 4/10

Sterling's only contributions to the game were negative. He won 0/6 duels, including getting dribbled past three times from three tackling attempts. He also missed a golden opportunity to score.