Hazard reaches impressive landmark in Chelsea's win over Newcastle

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Following Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Chelsea opened up a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday with a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle United.

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

99 - Chelsea's Eden Hazard has now completed 99 take-ons in the Premier League this season, more than any other player managed throughout the whole of last season. The mercurial Belgian found success in 77% of his attempted dribbles versus Newcastle, accruing seven take-ons throughout his cameo. 

Premier League Take-on Stats TeamSeasonSuccessful Take-onsDribbles Success (%)Appearances
Eden Hazard Chelsea 2013-2014 132 59.19 35
Eden Hazard Chelsea 2014-2015 99 60 21
Luis Suarez Liverpool 2013-2014 93 35.23 33
Raheem Sterling Liverpool 2013-2014 92 58.97 33
Ross Barkley Everton 2013-2014 80 57.14 34

12 - Impressively, though, Newcastle's Remy Cabella completed the most take-ons in this fixture, as he managed 12 successful dribbles in total; only Eden Hazard has managed more in a single Premier League game since the start of 2013/14.

 Chelsea vs Newcastle Match Stats TeamSuccessful Take-onsMinutes Played
Rémy Cabella Newcastle 12 90
Eden Hazard Chelsea 7 90
Diego Costa Chelsea 4 84
Sammy Ameobi Newcastle 2 27
Moussa Sissoko Newcastle 2 84

488 - Chelsea's Petr Cech hasn't conceded a Premier League goal in 488 minutes of action - the last was an own goal scored by captain John Terry. The 32-year-old shot-stopper maintained his 100% clean sheet record with his efforts against the Magpies. He has now managed three shut outs in three appearances. 

  TeamSeasonGoals ConcededClean SheetsAppearancesMinutes Played
Petr Cech Chelsea 2014-2015 0 3 3 246

7 - Oscar now has seven assists in the Premier League this season, the same number as the previous 2 seasons combined. He fashioned two key passes in this tie, while netting himself. The Brazilian scored with Chelsea's second shot of the game and their first on target. Newcastle had had nine (5 on target) at that point.

 Chelsea vs Newcastle Match Stats TeamKey PassesGoal AssistsMinutes Played
Jack Colback Newcastle 2 0 90
Daryl Janmaat Newcastle 2 0 90
Nemanja Matic Chelsea 2 0 90
Oscar Chelsea 2 1 79
Ayoze Pérez Newcastle 1 0 90

15 - Diego Costa has now scored 15 goals in the Premier League this season, making him the division's leading scorer. The Spanish international managed three attempts against the Magpies, all of which were on target. His overall shot conversion rate for the season stands at 26%. 

Premier League Top Goalscorers TeamAppearancesGoals ScoredShot Conversion Rate (%)
Diego Costa Chelsea 18 15 26%
Sergio Agüero Man City 16 14 18%
Charlie Austin QPR 19 13 17%
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 19 10 17%
Saido Berahino West Brom 21 9 18%

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