Monday Night Football: Timo Werner ends goal drought in Chelsea’s win; West Ham hammers Sheffield United

Timo Werner succeeded in ending his Premier League goal drought, scoring Chelsea’s second in a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday night.

The hosts took the lead in the 31st minute through Olivier Giroud who came on in place of the injured Tammy Abraham.

Werner doubled Chelsea‘s advantage eight minutes later, ending a run of 14 games without a goal in the league.

After the break, Arrizabalaga, who was named in the starting lineup since October was called into action on a couple of occasions.

He went on to save Jonjo Shelvey’s free-kick and then kept out Joe Willock’s header.

The victory means Chelsea moved above Liverpool into fourth on the log after Thomas Tuchel’s 4th straight win as Chelsea manager.

They remain unbeaten in six games in all competitions since Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge.

Related: Premier League Roundup: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang helps Arsenal condemn Leeds United with his first PL hat-trick

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Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Chelsea have won four Premier League games in a row for the first time since November 2019 (a run of six under Frank Lampard).
  • Thomas Tuchel has picked up 13 points from his first five Premier League games in charge of Chelsea (W4 D1), level with José Mourinho’s first five with the club and bettered only by Carlo Ancelotti and Maurizio Sarri (15 pts each).
  • Thomas Tuchel is just the third manager to see his team concede just one goal in his first five games as a boss in the Premier League, after José Mourinho with Chelsea and Peter Taylor with Leicester (no manager has shipped no goals in their first five games in charge in the competition).
  • Chelsea ‘keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga kept his first Premier League clean sheet in five appearances (11 goals conceded in the previous four), since a shut-out against Norwich in July 2020.

West Ham 3-0 Sheff Utd: Declan Rice, Issa Diop, and Ryan Fredericks score against bottom side Sheffield

Premier League Roundup

West Ham continued their European charge as they moved up to fifth in the Premier League after a 3-0 win over rock bottom Sheffield United at the London Stadium.

Declan Rice, Issa Diop, and Ryan Fredericks were all on target in the win.

West Ham, who had an early penalty ruled out by VAR, got another opportunity from the spot five minutes before half-time as Jesse Lingard was brought down by Chris Basham.

Declan Rice stood up to the challenge and converted the resulting penalty.

The Hammers doubled their lead in the 58th minute through Issa Diop who headed in a cross from the corner by Aaron Cresswell as the hosts got their sixth win in eight league games. Substitute Ryan Fredericks wrapped up a 3-0 win for the Hammers in stoppage time (90+6).

Read more: Premier League Roundup: Leicester City stunned Liverpool as title ambitions suffer yet another blow

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Premier League Table after Matchday 24

Position Club Pl GD Pts
1 Man City 23 +32 53
2 Man Utd 24 +19 46
3 Leicester 24 +16 46
4 Chelsea 24 +16 42
5 West Ham 24 +9 42
6 Liverpool 24 +13 40
7 Everton 22 +4 37
8 Aston Villa 22 +12 36
9 Spurs 23 +11 36
10 Arsenal 24 +6 34
11 Leeds 23 -2 32
12 Wolves 24 -7 30
13 Southampton 23 -9 29
14 Crystal Palace 24 -15 29
15 Brighton 24 -5 26
16 Burnley 23 -12 26
17 Newcastle 24 -15 25
18 Fulham 23 -12 18
19 West Brom 24 -36 13
20 Sheffield Utd 24 -25 11
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