William’s superb strike secure Chelsea a win and edge them closer to Spurs

Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle

Chelsea close gap to one point behind third-placed Tottenham with a win against Newcastle side who are now in the relegation zone.

Pedro scored an early goals for the Blues ninth-minute after he took a great pass from David Luiz, took a touch, then shot past Martin Dubravka.

But Newcastle equalized five minutes before the break through Ciaran Clark‘s powerful header after he got between Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz from Matt Ritchie’s corner.

Willian got the winner for Chelsea three minutes before the hour mark with a fine curling finish after being played in by Eden Hazard.

The result leaves the Blues fourth, six points clear of Arsenal, who they face at Emirates Stadium in their next game on 19 January.

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