The Blues fell behind one to nil to Newcastle. Chelsea turned on the jets to score the next three goals to lay waste to Toons 3-1.
Eden Hazard led the way with the daily double in the 24th and 77th minutes.
The Blues have 32 points.
Newcastle has 15 points.
Liverpool blew the doors off Brighton and Hove Albion 5-1 at the Seagulls house.
The Reds put this puppy to bed with two goals in a span of one minute in the first half. Emre Can 30th minute and Roberto Firmino 31 minute gave Liverpool the quick two nil lead. And it was downhill from there for Brighton and Hove Albion. Firmino made it 3-1 in the 48th minute.
The Seagulls cut the gap to 3-1 when Glenn Murray nailed the PK in the 51st minute. Then all the wheels fell off the wagon for Brighton and Hove Albion. Phillip Coutinho found the back of the net in 87th minute to make 4-1 Liverpool. Add insult to injury Lewis Dunk deflected the tock into the back of the net for an own for the Seagulls for the second week in a row for a final 5-1 the Reds.
Everton blew out Huddersfield 2-0 for Sam Allardyce’s first win as the Toffees manager.
Everton has 16 points good enough for tenth place.
Watford and Tottenham tied one all.
Spurs are fading fast.
Stoke City doubled up on Swansea City 2-1.
Crystal Palace and West Brom nil-nil.
Leicester City defeated Burnley 1-0.
EPL Match Report on the Reds win:” Liverpool handed Brighton & Hove Albion their first home defeat since opening day with a 5-1 victory before a record crowd at Amex Stadium.
There were 30,364 fans present to witness a sublime away display built on Roberto Firmino’s brace.
Emre Can opened the scoring on the half-hour with a header from Philippe Coutinho’s corner.
Within 80 seconds Liverpool surged upfield and Coutinho’s cross was angled in by Roberto Firmino from six yards.
Mohamed Salah teed up Firmino on the counter-attack for the Brazilian striker to find the top corner on 48 minutes.
Glenn Murray dispatched a penalty for the hosts three minutes later, but Jurgen Klopp’s men clinched three points thanks to Coutinho’s free-kick and Lewis Dunk’s own goal.
Liverpool climb into the top four, ahead of Arsenal’s encounter with Manchester United. Brighton slip to 11th.”
Man U and Arsenal played a classic fast break soccer. The Red Devils jumped out to a quick two nil lead in the first eleven minutes. Antonio Valencia 4th minute and Jesse Lingard nailed the first of his daily double in the 11th minute.
Arsenal revved up the tempo by putting a ton of pressed on David de Gea and company.
De Gea made save after save until Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette poked home the rock in the 49th minute to cut the gap to 2-1. It sure looked like Man U was on the ropes until Jesse Lingard on a classic two on one break out in the 63rd minute gave the Red Devils the 3-1 lead.
This was Arsenal’s first home loss in twelve matches.
Paul Pogba was given the heave hoe in the 74th minute.
Man U stacked the “D” held on for the hard fought 3-1 win over the Gunners.
The Red Devils stay in second place with 35 points.
Chelsea is third with 32 points.
Liverpool is fourth 29 points and Arsenal is fifth with 28 points.
EPL Match Report on the Man U classic win:” Manchester United ended Arsenal’s 12-match home winning run thanks to Jesse Lingard’s brace and David De Gea’s heroics in a thrilling 3-1 victory.
United were 2-0 up after only 11 minutes at Emirates Stadium after Arsenal defensive mistakes.
Antonio Valencia scored after a one-two with Paul Pogba on four minutes, then Anthony Martial flicked in Lingard to score.
Arsenal had been thwarted by De Gea’s brilliance, making a joint-record 14 saves, until Aaron Ramsey set up Alexandre Lacazette to fire in four minutes after the break.
Lingard made it 3-1 on a breakaway, cleverly set up by Pogba, who then got sent off after 74 minutes.
It did not stop United claiming the three points that took them to within five of leaders Manchester City, who play Huddersfield Town tomorrow. Arsenal slip to fifth.”