Good evening and welcome to follow a live press conference by Thomas Tuchel after the match after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
Goals from Olivier Giroud and Tim Werner were enough to bring the Blues back among the top four and secure a fifth consecutive win for head coach Thomas Tuchel since Frank Lampard took over last month
Chelsea cruised at half-time as two goals led to zero, while two strikers found the net, something only Abraham had previously managed to do for Tuchel.
The man who replaced him, Olivier Giroud, got the first one after a good work from Werner down the left, whose cross by Karl Darlow switched to the Frenchman’s way to knock the house into the box.
The Blues were to their visitor, and the second goal came as Werner ended a 100-day goal sum in the Premier League, turning up close after Mount’s header hit the corner.
The second half didn’t offer much excitement as Chelsea took a leg off Newcastle who didn’t have the quality to break the home side.
Kepa, after returning to the starting lineup of the Premier League after a four-month stay, made two good stops after half-time from Jonjo Shelvey and Joe Willock.
In the end, it was quite comfortable for the home team as they went over West Ham for a goal difference and took fourth place as their charge for Champions League football becomes too great.
Join us for live news from the Blues coach after the game as he faces the media. As always, we’ll have a full transcript with every word Tuchel had to say online later tonight.