Top five stats from Chelsea's 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United

Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season as they were beaten by Newcastle at St. James' Park on Saturday.

Papiss Cisse blew the title race wide open after his brace secured Newcastle United a 2-1 victory over Premier League leaders Chelsea at St James' Park.

The Senegal international bagged twice in the second-half, before substitute Didier Drogba set up a tense finish with a late goal for the Blues.

Here are the top five statistics from Saturday's encounter:

23 - Chelsea’s unbeaten run of 23 competitive matches has come to an end (W17 D6 before today). Jose Mourinho's side have now extended their win-less run at St. James' Park to five matches (D2 L3).

4 - Papiss Cisse has now scored four Premier League goals against Chelsea – against no side has he scored more often. His first strike ended a run of 498 minutes in all competitions since the Blues last conceded a goal.

  MatchGoalsTotal ShotsConversion Rate (%)
Papiss Demba Cissé Newcastle vs Chelsea 2 3 67

77 - Cesc Fabregas recorded his lowest pass completion rate of the season so far in this match (77%). Nonetheless, the Spaniard accumulated a match-best 127 touches, while making 105 attempts to find a team-mate. 

  MatchTouchesTotal PassesPass Accuracy  (%)
Cesc Fàbregas Newcastle vs Chelsea 129 105 77

50 - Newcastle's defensive game by numbers: 50 clearances, 18 blocks, 20 interceptions and 17 tackles won. Jack Colback won more challenges than any other player (7), while Paul Dummett recorded a match-best 11 clearances. 

Chelsea 21 2 8 31
Newcastle 17 5 20 48

530 - Despite playing away from home, Chelsea dominated proceedings, maintaining a 67.5% share of possession. The Premier League leaders accumulated 530 passes, compared to Newcastle's 220. 

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