Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was delighted with their 2-0 win at Newcastle United.
Federico Fernandez’s own goal set the Blues on their way, the Argentine defender poking the ball over his own line while under pressure from Ben Chilwell.
Chelsea oozed quality, Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow producing excellent saves to deny the excellent Timo Werner as well as a close-range header by Tammy Abraham.
But Abraham made sure of the points with a smart finish following Werner’s pass after Newcastle had threatened through Isaac Hayden and Joelinton.
Lampard said, “We can’t have it all our own way, but we put the game away with a professional performance.
“First 20 minutes we were great, we had control and all the possession.
“They came out in the second half and I always felt that the real danger from us would be on the counter.
“You saw that with Timo (Werner) on the break and then setting up Tammy (Abraham’s) goal.
“It’s very easy to play the safe pass but we had to keep making the runs and efforts to get in there.
“We played well, the result is key because the Premier League is tough and relentless. I thought the lads dealt with the challenge today and I’m really please
“It’s pleasing, but I’m not going to get excited about being at the top of the table for five mins. It’s a long season.”