Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle highlights – The Blues’ performance showed that Coach Mauricio Pochettino still has a lot of work to do.
In the friendly encounter, both Chelsea and Newcastle approached the game confidently, leaving no room for hesitation. An evenly matched contest made a goal feel inevitable. It was in the 12th minute when Chelsea’s £32 million newcomer, Jackson, impressively converted a well-coordinated play through the middle, giving Chelsea the lead.
Following the goal, the match was interrupted by fierce challenges from players on both sides. At the brink of halftime injury time, Almiron took advantage of Cucurella’s misjudgment to cleverly equalize for Newcastle.
The second half saw Chelsea asserting better control over the game, yet they struggled to penetrate Newcastle’s defense in the final third of the field. The Magpies, on the other hand, launched several threatening counter-attacks, putting Chelsea’s defense to the test.
Coach Mauricio Pochettino tried to revamp Chelsea’s attacking prowess by making notable substitutions, bringing in Sterling, Gallagher, and Ben Chilwell. However, the situation didn’t see a significant improvement. It wasn’t until the dying moments of injury time in the second half that Chelsea created their most noteworthy chance. Chiwell attempted a powerful left-footed shot, but goalkeeper Nick Pope’s outstanding save denied Newcastle from conceding another goal.
The draw clearly underscores the considerable work that Coach Pochettino still needs to put into rebuilding Chelsea’s form and tactics. Fans eagerly await Chelsea’s next friendly match against Fulham at the FedExField Stadium in the US on July 30 at 07:00 PM.
Final score: Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle (Half-time: 1-1)
- Chelsea: Jackson 12′
- Newcastle: Almiron 45+4′
Chelsea: Kepa, James, Chalobah, Humphreys, Cucurella, Casadei, Enzo Fernandez, Maatsen, Nkunku, Mudryk, Jackson
Newcastle: Dubravka, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Dan Burn, Tonali, Miley, Joelinton, Almiron, Gordon, Isak
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