Chelsea produced a good display to knock Newcastle out of the FA Cup as the Blues progressed to the fifth round having beaten the Magpies 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill was proud of the team’s performance and also hailed Michy Batshuayi for a good game as the Belgian scored a brace.
“It was important for us to win the game,” he said. “It was a decent performance in the end, I felt we started a little bit rusty in the first 10-15 minutes but we got to grips with the game and in the second half I felt we controlled it. We needed that win and we needed to progress more importantly.
“Individually there were some great performances, especially Michy. He works very hard and he took his opportunity. Sometimes when you start slow you need a goal to get you off the mark and that’s what he did.”