The goal set the tone for the game as Chelsea dominated possession and it appeared just a matter of time before they scored their second.
The Brazilian forward, linked with a move to Barcelona before the transfer window closes, curled the ball past Martin Dubravka shortly before the hour to move his side six points in front of fifth-placed Arsenal.
After Cesc Fabregas left the club and Jorginho endured a hard game against Newcastle, Maurizio Sarri wants midfield reinforcements. I remember very well at the beginning of the second half, we had the same situation with Willian.
"We have to be better than three teams and if we play like today we can do it", Benitez said of Newcastle's relegation battle. "I need an option for that position", he sad.
The former Napoli manager responded similarly to talk Willian potential exit in an interview with Sky Sports, claiming: "You know very well that Willian is a very important player".
Chelsea manager Mauricio Sarri says he needs a back-up for Jorginho
"You know very well that Willian is a very important player for us, as I said yesterday in the news conference". It depends on the club decision, I think. I am very happy. "In this moment he is a fundamental player". We slept for 20, 25 minutes, so at the end of the first half, we were in trouble.
The Brazil global curled home his first goal since Ocotber to seal a 2-1 win over Newcastle and send Chelsea six points clear of Arsenal in the race for fourth place ahead of next weekend's London derby at the Emirates. [Hudson-Odoi] is becoming for us a really important player.
"With Eden [Hazard] as a striker, we need wingers". We scored after nine minutes, so we did not have to face difficulty.
Once again, Sarri stubbornly stuck to his experiment with Eden Hazard as Chelsea's central striker despite the Belgian star's dislike of the tactic.
"We've played the top sides and the pressure is nearly more than them that it is on us because they're expected to beat us, and if we can get anything out of those games then it's great".
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