Newcastle player ratings v Chelsea: Great displays from Colback & Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini

Newcastle United player ratings from their 2-1 win over Chelsea.

Rob Elliot 6 - was solid enough before being substituted with an injury at half time. May have inadvertently lost his position as second choice goalkeeper.

Daryl Janmaat 8 - superb display from the Dutchman, who was strong in the tackle and confident going forward, often embarking on long runs on the attack.

Fabricio Coloccini 9 - Captain, leader, legend; those are words often associated with John Terry on the other side of the pitch, but Coloccini embodied all of those qualities with a brave display. Shackled Diego Costa well and threw his body in the way of everything.

Steven Taylor 7 - much of the same can be said for Taylor as above, but his red card left Newcastle woefully exposed for the final ten minutes.

Paul Dummett 7 - did well at both ends of the field, but is better defensively. Did well against Willian, who was mostly on his flank.

Cheick Tiote 6 - struggled to cope with Chelsea's attacks, particularly in the first half, but was marginally better in the second period.

Jack Colback 9 - dominated the midfield in the absence of Nemanja Matic for Chelsea. Was tough in the tackle, fought for every ball, chased, harried and when it came to the final pass, he served up a superb through ball four Moussa Sissoko, which led to the winning goal.

Moussa Sissoko 8 - faced the club linked with his signature, and showed great awareness to pick out Cisse for the winner even though it appeared that the chance had gone.

Remy Cabella 6 - showed flashes of his ability but once again it was all too infrequent, and was unsurprisingly substituted in favour of Papiss Cisse in the second half - and Newcastle managed to get in front almost instantly.

Sammy Ameobi 7 - has improved so much this season. Gave Ivanovic problems, running at pace before putting in the cross for Cisse to open the scoring.

Ayoze Perez 8 - showed quick feet on a number of occasions, and often drifted in to attacking areas where Chelsea just couldn't pick him up.


Jak Alnwick 8 - the 21-year-old was supposed to be overawed by the occasion, but came out for high crosses with confidence and made a number of key saves - none more important than an acrobatic save from Diego Costa.

Papiss Cisse 8 - once again proved to be Chelsea's nemesis with two goals, both predatory goals, which he has made a career out of. Looked dangerous as a duo with Perez.

Mike Williamson 7 - came on late, did his job, kept Chelsea at bay. Added solidity to the Newcastle defence when the pressure was on.

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