Chelsea snatched a fatal 1-0 victory from their wild card host Newcastle United on matchday 29 of the English Premier League, to continue their recent winning streak in the competition.
Chelsea had won their last 4 Premier League games against Tottenham (2-0), Crystal Palace (1-0), Burnley (4-0) and Norwich City (3-1), before continuing the series with a fifth victory over Newcastle. .
During the game, which was played at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s stronghold, the owner of the land scored a net for his guest during the match, but Newcastle’s firmness prevented it until the 89th minute of the game.
A minute before the end of the match, Germany’s Hei Havertz snatched the winning goal, giving Chelsea a fatal victory and leading them to continue their winning streak.
Chelsea defied the difficult conditions it has been experiencing in recent times, the latest of which was the dismissal of its Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, from his duties in the management of the club in the Premier League, in the context of the war of his country against Ukraine.
The win raised Chelsea’s tally to 59 points, cementing their place in third place in the English Premier League standings, 7 points behind runners-up Liverpool and 10 behind leaders Manchester City.
In another game on the same day, West Ham corrected course after losing to Liverpool on the last day, achieving a beautiful victory at the expense of Aston Villa, 2-1.
The win lifted West Ham’s tally to 48 points to move up to fifth in the Premier League table, on goal difference against Arsenal, who later face Leicester City.
English Premier League table for the 2021-2022 season
- Manchester City – 69 points
- Liverpool – 66 points
- Chelsea – 59 points
- Manchester United – 50 points
- West Ham – 48 points
- Arsenal – 48 points