Frank Lampard reaches milestone as Chelsea beat Newcastle - football

Frank Lampard reaches milestone as Chelsea beat Newcastle



Marcos Alonso’s first goal of the season fired Chelsea to a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Spaniard struck 17 minutes from time as the Blues racked up a fifth straight victory in all competitions, the first time Frank Lampard has racked up that many wins in a row in his managerial career.
Back-to-back clean sheets at home in the Premier League will also have pleased manager Frank Lampard as his young side continue to grow in confidence, and climb the table, following a slow start to the campaign.
Not that Newcastle offered much of a threat, at least until the final few minutes with substitute Andy Carroll throwing himself around in attack.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, fresh from his starring role for England Under-21s in the 5-1 win over Austria, was impressive again for Chelsea.
The winger’s early cross was headed wide by Willian before he cleverly teed up Mason Mount in the area, the midfielder turning smartly only to place his shot too close to Martin Dubravka, who made a fine save.
Moments earlier Dubravka had a heart-in-the-mouth moment when his clearance was charged down by Tammy Abraham, only for the ball to spin away to safety.
Ross Barkley, England’s two-goal hero in Bulgaria, had been handed a Chelsea recall by Lampard in place of the injured N’Golo Kante, but his afternoon was cut short by an injury and he limped off before the break.
Chelsea were inches from opening the scoring 10 minutes into the second half when...
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