Michael Owen comments on Chelsea’s defeat to Newcastle United

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Michael Owen has his say on Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Michael Owen has been analysing Chelsea’s defeat to Newcastle United away from home in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Blues suffered their first loss of the league campaign as they went down 2-1 at St. James’ Park.

Papiss Demba Cisse put the Magpies ahead in the 57th minute and doubled the home team’s advantage on 78 minutes.

Although Didier Drogba halved the deficit seven minutes from time, it failed to instigate a comeback from Chelsea.

Owen, a former Newcastle striker, was following the game and wrote on Sportlobster.com after full time: “Massive win for Newcastle today. Both teams cautious in the first half but the game exploded in the second half.

"Chelsea disappointing in possession and resorted to long balls for the last 20 minutes. Drogba decent when he came on. The chance of becoming Invincibles has gone.”

Chelsea are still at the top of the Premier League table, but their advantage could be reduced to three points if Manchester City win against Everton at the Etihad Stadium later this evening.

As for Newcastle, they remain on course for a top-five finish.

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