‘Captain’ James Warnock sent off for accumulation…Pochettino’s Chelsea lose 1-4 at Newcastle → still 10th in table

November 26, 2023 | by

Chelsea took a knee against Newcastle. ‘Captain’ Leigh James was sent off.

Chelsea lost 1-4 to Newcastle United in the 13th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, at 0:00 a.m. ET on Saturday. With the result, Chelsea remains 10th in the league with 16 points, while Newcastle moves up to sixth with 23 points.

On the day, Chelsea deployed a 4-2-3-1 formation. Jackson started up front, followed by Sterling, Gallagher, and Palmer. Enzo and Ugochukwu made up the midfield, while the back four was made up of Cesc Fabregas, Badiacil, Silva, and James. Sanchez wore the goalkeeping gloves.

Newcastle countered with a 4-3-3 formation. Gordon, Isaac, and Almiron lined up in the back three, with Joelington, Guimaraes, and Miley in the midfield. The back four was a combination of Libramento, Shea, Lascelles, and Trippier, with Pope in goal.

Newcastle struck first. In the 13th minute, Gordon’s pass found Miley through Joelington. Miley then sent a pass straight to Isaac. Isaac rattled the net with a calm shot from the edge of the box.

Chelsea didn’t back down. In the 23rd minute, from a free kick, Sterling stepped up to the plate and struck a powerful shot to equalize. Newcastle wasted a crucial chance. In the 26th minute, a long ball was played into the box. Joelington got free and attempted a diving header that just missed the target.

Chelsea had a great chance. In the 31st minute, James laid the ball off inside the penalty box and Enzo surged forward to take a direct shot, but his effort was saved by Pope. Newcastle threatened late in the first half. In the 43rd minute, from a free kick, Trippier tried his luck with an incisive shot that was saved by the keeper.

Newcastle went ahead again. After a short free kick in the 15th minute of the second half, Newcastle continued to attack. Then Gordon sent in a cross from the left that Lascelles finished with a header. With the momentum in their favor, Newcastle added another goal soon after. In the 16th minute of the second half, Silva made a mistake and Joelington capitalized on it.

Chelsea pushed forward. In the 24th minute, Chelsea took off Jackson, Gallagher, and Ugochukwu to bring on Vorya, Mourinho, and Caicedo. Bad news for Chelsea. In the 28th minute, James fouled Gordon. He was sent off for a second bookable offense. Chelsea immediately brought on Colwill for Palmer.

Newcastle had a golden opportunity. In the 31st minute of the second half, Shearer threatened directly after an overlap, but his shot was saved by Sanchez. Newcastle made a substitution. Richarlison came on for Isaac in the 35th minute. Newcastle drove a wedge into the game. In the 38th minute, Gordon found the back of the net from Almiron’s penetrating pass. In the end, the game ended with a 4-1 victory for Newcastle.

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