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Higginbotham believes Newcastle are too open, back to basics against Chelsea

Higginbotham believes Newcastle are too open, back to basics against Chelsea

Chelsea have scored at least two more headers than every other Premier League team, with Manchester United (7) and Arsenal (6) rounding off the top three to further prove the aerial dominance Conte's side have achieved in 2017/18.

Cesar Azpilicueta's ball from the right was blocked by Florian Lejeune but the loose ball found its way to the Belgium international, who smashed in his seventh goal in 10 games.

Of the genuine contenders for the Champions League positions, Tottenham was the only one to slip up - again - after drawing 1-1 at Watford. The Blues defeated Newcastle on penalties to win the 2003 Premier League Asia Trophy.

Just last week against Swansea, the former Juventus manager reacted badly to what he believed was a number of poor decisions given by the referee against his side. Conte praised the contribution of Belgian Hazard.

Striker Alvaro Morata made it 2-1 to the hosts when he headed in from close range following Victor Moses' driven cross.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez also had words of praise for Hazard, who ruined his first return to Stamford Bridge since guiding Chelsea to third place in the Premier League and a Europa League triumph during an unpopular seven-month interim spell in the 2012-13 season.

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Manchester City cannot be considered a great team until they become Premier League champions, says West Ham boss David Moyes. Rooney's hattrick, capped by a goal from the halfway line, brought back memories of him as an emerging young striker.

Asensio being one of the best young players in the world believes that at this stage in his career, he needs to be a regular starter, a status which he is unlikely to enjoy anytime soon at Madrid.

Both sides had half-chances in the opening exchanges as Mikel Merino's tame effort was collected by Thibaut Courtois before Morata lashed a snapshot off target from a tight angle, but it was the Magpies who took a shock lead after 12 minutes.

"I have very good memories, it was a good time for us", he says of his time at Chelsea. But the Spaniard quickly dusted himself down to put in an impressive shift, including a delightful first-half pass that split Newcastle's defence wide open, which Eden Hazard perhaps should've finished. "It's a good moment that we can do things like this".

Former Premier League champions Leicester City, enjoying a revival under new boss Claude Puel, won 1-0 at home to Burnley courtesy of an early strike from flying winger Demarai Gray.

They remain five points clear of the relegation zone but come January could easily find themselves in yet another dogfight. Contrast that with Chelsea who did the opposite, ball played for the receiving player to run on to, facing our goal.

"We know that we have to do almost everything perfectly", he says.