Chelsea beat Newcastle United 2-0 on Saturday evening thanks to a forced Federico Fernandez own goal after 10 minutes and a Tammy Abraham goal after 65 minutes.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard acknowledged that the whole game didn’t go Chelsea’s way but was pleased with Chelsea’s control in the early stages of the game.
“We can’t have it all our own way, but we put the game away with a professional performance,” Lampard told BT Sport after the game.
“First 20 minutes we were great, we had control and all the possession.
“They came out in the second half and I always felt that the real danger from us would be on the counter.
“You saw that with Timo (Werner) on the break and then setting up Tammy (Abraham’s) goal.
“It’s very easy to play the safe pass but we had to keep making the runs and efforts to get in there.”