Newcastle United however, will feel hard done by the manner in which they conceded very late in the game after putting up a superb defensive performance. Nonetheless, the Magpies look good to retain their Premier League status come the end of the season.
It’s finished at Stamford Bridge and it is Chelsea who have takenb all three points after a 1-0 win over visiting Newcastle United. German international Kai Havertz continues his brilliant form for the Blues as he netted a 89th minute winner.
FULL-TIME (GOAL RUSH): Southampton 1-2 Watford, Leeds United 2-1 Norwich City, Everton 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United 2-1 Aston Villa
GOAL: West Ham United 2-1 Aston Villa (J. Ramsey)
GOAL: Leeds United 2-1 Norwich City (J. Gelhardt)
FULL-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle United
GOAL: Leeds United 1-1 Norwich City (K. McLean)
GOOOOAAAALLL!!! Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle United (K. Havertz)
GOAL: West Ham United 2-0 Aston Villa (P. Fornals)
PENALTY RULED OUT!!! The penalty decision is reversed after referee Stuart Attwell changes his mind following the VAR review into the infringement.
PENALTY!!! To Norwich City
GOAL: West Ham United 1-0 Aston Villa (A. Yarmolenko)
GOAL: Everton 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C. Coady)
SECOND HALF (GOAL RUSH): Southampton 1-2 Watford, Leeds United 1-0 Norwich City, Everton 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Newcastle United
HALF-TIME (GOAL RUSH): Southampton 1-2 Watford, Leeds United 1-0 Norwich City, Everton 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa
HALF-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Newcastle United
GOAL: Southampton 1-2 Watford (M. Elyounoussi)
GOAL: Southampton 0-2 Watford (Cucho)
GOAL: Southampton 0-1 Watford (Cucho)
GOAL: Leeds United 1-0 Norwich City (Rodrigo)
EVERTON VS WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS:
WEST HAM UNITED VS ASTON VILLA:
SOUTHAMPTON VS WATFORD:
LEEDS UNITED VS NORWICH CITY:
KICK-OFF AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Newcastle United
Magpies boss Eddie Howe has named his line-up that will battle the Blues at Stamford Bridge. The likes of winter signing Bruno Guimaraes and Chris Wood who opened their account for the Toon Army, are in the starting XI, while Fabian Schar who has been crucial for the side is also included.
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has once again left out club-record signing Romelu Lukaku on the bench and has gone for the impressive Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to spearhead the attack for the Blues.
As for Newcastle United, fears of relegation have been abated following a remarkable run of nine games without defeat in the Premier League. The Magpies are still in 14th position on the log but have gradually steered clear of the drop zone and might even end up finishing the season in the top half of the standings.
Chelsea have been embroiled in series of financial sanctions after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government. The Blues have had some of their sponsors notably car manufacturer Hyundai and telecommunications outfit Three suspend their ties with the club in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The sanctions upon Abramovich by the UK government were as a result of his involvement with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Hello and welcome to Apex Football’s Matchday 29 coverage of the Premier League. This afternoon’s simultaneous coverage will see crisis-hit Chelsea play hosts to a resurgent Newcastle United side at Stamford Bridge, Southampton will face relegation-threatened Watford at St. Mary’s, Leeds United will welcome another relegation candidate in Norwich City, West Ham United shall take on Aston Villa at the London Stadium, while Everton will tackle Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park.