Newcastle United continued their disappointing start to the New Year as they went down 2-0 to Chelsea away from home in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Magpies headed into the game at Stamford Bridge on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup.
John Carver’s team were expected by many to lose to the Blues on Saturday and they duly obliged, as goals from Oscar and Diego Costa saw Jose Mourinho’s team maintain their strong home record.
The defeat has left Newcastle 10th in the Premier League table with 27 points from 21 matches, eight points above the relegation zone and 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
Newcastle’s performances in recent games have not been great, but against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the players stepped up their game.
Remy Cabella in particular was very lively in the first half, but the France international faded away as the second half progressed.
The Newcastle fans were largely pleased with the effort of the players and took to social networking site Twitter to have their say on the defeat.
Below are the best reaction.
Genuinely think Chelsea away has took a few years off my life, but what a trip. Quality all round #nufc— Daniel Gaffney (@DanGaff19) January 11, 2015
Remy Cabella showing what he is about against Chelsea #NUFC— Ryan Phillips (@Ryan46Phillips) January 11, 2015
Can't believe we smashed Chelsea in 1st half n had nowt to show #nufc— Kyle Boothroyd (@Boothroyd86) January 11, 2015
It wasn't quick thinking by Chelsea, it was ranking bad school boy defending by us #nufc— Lee Johnson (@Lee5_1Johnson) January 11, 2015
@NUFC positive for me was the magic faith healer that managed to get the squad fit after just 1 week. Amazing work— sameer rishi (@srishi1978) January 10, 2015