Brief: Chelsea 3 – Newcastle 4

Despite coming back from 3-1 down with ten men to 3-3, Newcastle stole the game with minutes to go with a second goal for Ameobi from a corner. Injuries to Kalou, and Benayoun marred what turned out to be an exciting game to watch for the neutrals.

Chelsea’s come back coincided with the assured mature play of Josh McEachran and a superb all round performance from Alex, who replaced John Terry at halftime.

So Newcastle not Chelsea go into the hat on Saturday, leaving the Blues to concentrate on retaining the ‘double’ and our quest for the Champions League