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Chelsea defeated Newcastle 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, as the Blues rose up to 4th position in the league following the win.
Chelsea’s performance in the first half was top class, as Chelsea totally dominated the game. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner in the first half sealed the victory for Chelsea, and by the time Newcastle put a tame fight in the second half, the game was already over.
Speaking after the game, Newcastle boss Steve Bruce singled out Timo Werner as the Chelsea player who caused his team the most troubles.
“We knew how they would set up, but they caused us problems, with Werner in particular in that inside left position. We found it a bit of a struggle first half,” Bruce said after the final whistle, according to Sky Sports.
Werner assisted Giroud for the first goal and scored the second for Chelsea.
Werner ended his scoring drought, having not scored in the Premier League since November, and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was pleased with his performance.
“He did very good in the first half, second half was too many decisions backwards,” Tuchel told Sky Sports.
“I’m convinced Timo was very decisive for us today with an assist and a goal. I’m very happy for that, he really deserved it, he’s been working hard and we could feel this would come.
“I think he can also play as a double striker, sometimes as a No.9 if he’s clever enough to use his speed and runs. His favourite position and his biggest strengths is if he can drift out to the left side.”