Last Updated: 02/05/12 10:44pm
Full-time: That's it! Newcastle beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge courtesy of two phenomenal goals by Papiss Cisse.
Chelsea on the attack and Mata has a right-footed effort that just eludes Torres at the far post. Everyone is still in shock at that Cisse strike - Ashley Cole is still talking about it on the Chelsea bench. Pardew and Drogba also sharing a joke after that one.
That was a truly ridiculous goal from Cisse. Seemed like Newcastle were just playing for time down the left-wing. But the ball dropped for Cisse on the half-volley and he struck it beautifully with the outside of his right-foot to curl it over Cech from long (long!) range. What a goal.
Mata corner finds the head of Terry but the ball is headed off the line by Santon. Then Bosingwa is on the charge and wins another corner.
Newcastle clear to the halfway line but it keeps coming back. Impressive rearguard by the visitors so far though.
Ameobi tries to feed Cisse after good work from Gutierrez and Ben Arfa but the Senegalese striker is offside.
Cisse thinks he has won a corner off Ivanovic but the ball was already out and the respite is over. The home side attacking again.
Good tackle by Williamson on Drogba in the corner and Ben Arfa cleans up the danger with some trickery to win the goal kick.
Chelsea pressure building as Newcastle defend deeper and deeper. Williamson winning plenty of headers but this only finds Lampard on the edge, but the Chelsea man drills over.
Drogba goes down in the area after a collision with Coloccini. No penalty and Drogba i't complaining too much.
Meireles tries to nick the ball over Ameobi and the Newcastle man stops it with his hand. Free-kick.
Taylor's free-kick is not a good one but it comes out for Ben Arfa. He dummies to evade one challenge but then shoots over.
Ivanovic with a foul in the back of Ba. Just an arm before the ball arrived, well spotted by the referee.
Bosingwa crosses from the right and Drogba looks like he is about to head home but that's a great defensive header from Williamson. Torres then curls over.
Cute lofted pass from Ben Arfa into the path of Cabaye who feeds Cisse. It's a decent chance in the right channel but he shoots over.
We're going to have plenty of injury-time after that one. Chelsea are back on the attack but Bertrand's shot is blocked.
It could be concussion for Tiote. He caught a nasty blow in the face. Although he did then fall awkwardly too.
Tiote down under a challenge from Mikel now. Aerial challenge this time as Mikel led with the elbow. Payback?
Stoppage as Mikel is down under a challenge from Tiote. Looks like an accidental forearm smash. Tiote will hope the referee sees it as accidental, anyway. He's already on a booking.
Poor pass from Santon allows Bosingwa to break but just when he looks to have put Mata in the flag goes up for offside.
Foul by Bertrand on Ben Arfa. A little fortunate not to be booked as Ben Arfa was about to go on another run at the Chelsea defence there.
Torres hounds down Williamson in the left channel and the defender is forced to concede the throw. The crowd are getting involved now.
Just as that momentum is building, Meireles fails to control a simple pass from a throw-in and the ball trickles out of play.
This is a good start to the half from Chelsea. They look like they know it's now or never for their top-four ambitions this season.
Early chance for Chelsea. Sloppy passing from Newcastle in their own half and Torres gets the chance to take the ball down the right channel. He attempts a flashy flicked cross with his wrong foot and the ball is nodded down for Meireles to shoot but his effort is well blocked.
Callum: 'My prediction is Newcastle 2 Chelsea 1. Cisse to score for Newcastle and Torres for Chelsea.'
Joe says: 'For the few minutes after Cisse scored, Chelsea still seemed a threat. Getting possession and not letting it go, but after a while when Newcastle started seeing more of the ball, Chelsea seemed to be chasing and continued until the whistle. If Chelsea want to get a result out of this, they will need more of the ball, and need to make a sub. Mata should come on, someone to create chances and find gaps in the Toon defence. Cisse has been threatening, more than once I saw Tiote hold the ball up by the Chelsea area, with Cisse slipping through for Tiote to chip it over to him. Chelsea will need to keep an eye on him, come on Chelsea!'
Maxim says: 'This is a must-win game for Chelsea, but the form that we are in I think we can come back to win this. Want to see Lamps and Drogba on with Torres.'
Not too many of you predicted that, but credit to Nisanth who had 1-0 Cisse. Still time for some of you to be proven right though. Thoughts for the second half? You can email me at email@example.com or tweet me @GhostGoal.
Half-time: The referee blows up. Newcastle lead by a goal at the interval and it could be more. After Chelsea started brightly they've had no answer to Newcastle's variety of attacking threats.
Another corner now. It's taken short and comes to Cabaye who crosses for Williamson but the defender heads over under pressure.
Woodwork! Ben Arfa takes the corner and it's drilled along the ground for Ba just inside the box. He curls a shot past Cech but it hits the crossbar and bounces clear!
Silly foul by Mikel. He clips Cisse with the forward dwelling on the ball just 20 yards from his own goal.
Sturridge's cross-shot is deflected for a corner. Meireles takes but Ivanovic heads over. Pressure building.
Coloccini runs the ball out of play for a corner but it's not spotted by the officials. The fans are livid.
Ivanovic tries a crossfield pass to Bertrand but it's just out of reach for the left-back as he stretches to keep the ball in play.
Chelsea have the chance to break with the Newcastle centre-backs up for a free-kick but Perch is there with a great challenge on Malouda.
Ben Arfa running at the Chelsea defence in the area and that's exactly what the home fans won't want to see. The Frenchman nearly induces a trip before the home side clear.
Lovely chipped ball from Meireles to the far post. Torres and Ramires are both closing in but Perch is there with a fantastic clearance. Both Chelsea men were actually offside.
Chelsea enjoying possession once again but they only get themselves in trouble. When the ball breaks to Gutierrez, Cech is way off his line but the Argentine's effort is woeful and trickles towards the left-wing.
Bertrand with the chance to have a run at Perch but the utility man is up to the challenge and dispossesses the young left-back.
Nice one-touch football from Chelsea in the Newcastle half but when the ball comes to Sturridge he blasts the ball well over the bar.
And now it's Torres at the other end. He tries to flick the ball past Coloccini but the defender intercepts.
Bosingwa attempts to shepherd the ball out but Cisse is all over him - robbing the full-back and crossing fro Ba. Bertrand cuts it out but that's another taste of Cisse's threat. Could be a tough night for the Chelsea defence.
Not sure Cisse meant to flick the ball up with the first touch but it sat up nicely and he took full advantage. Cisse is in lethal form.
Goal! Papiss Cisse with a fantastic strike! Flicks the ball up with his right foot and blasts it past Cech with his left. Superb and Stamford Bridge is in shock.
Stepover from the advancing Terry. Cheers from the crowd. But when he lays the ball off to Sturridge, his team-mate blasts the ball over.
Chelsea slowing things down a little now by keeping the ball at the back. Then Malouda suddenly tries to play in Torres but Williamson cuts the ball out. Newcastle playing a dangerously high line there - anything over the top and Torres was through.
Ben Arfa swings in a free-kick from the right and Williamson wins the header. Ba has plenty of space with his back to goal inside the six-yard box but attempts an overhead kick and the chance is wasted. Better from Newcastle.
First chance for Newcastle. Ba flicks on to Cisse who is through in the left channel. He attempts to cross the ball back to his fellow Senegal international but Ba had checked his run. First bit of interplay between the two.
Williamson tries a long ball to Cisse but Mikel is helping out his centre-backs and deals with the threat.
Fantastic one-two between Bertrand and Torres. Eventually Torres attempts a cross from the left with the outside of his right-foot and it comes through to Sturridge in a great position. It's on his favoured left but the England international swings wildly and scuffs his effort wide.
Clumsy foul by Tiote, who has already been booked, and Ramires is down. And he's staying there. It seems to be a hand injury from when he tried to break his fall.
First bit of possession for Newcastle and Santon is allowed to advance. He cuts in from the left but his right-footed shot is blocked.
Malouda again tries the long ball but this time it's misdirected and there's time for the visitors to regroup.
Meireles takes the free-kick and whips it right-footed but it's straight at Krul. Tried to kid the keeper by going the other side to the wall but the Dutchman was wise to it.
Torres again receives the ball in a central position. He nicks it away from Tiote and is clipped. Free-kick.
Another chance for Torres as Meireles finds him with a long pass. He's through but Krul closes him down well without diving in and conceding the penalty. Torres is driven wide and the chance is gone. Impressive start from the home side. All a bit easy with the long balls though.
Early touch for Bertrand and Terry soon knocks the ball up to Torres. Nice lay off with the chest from the Spanish striker and Meireles has an early shot but fires over left-footed.
'When Tottenham don't win at Bolton tonight,' begins the stadium announcer. Positive thoughts at Stamford Bridge. The players are about to come out so we'll be underway shortly. Thanks for all your feedback and sorry I couldn't use them all.
Andrew Blackburn: 'Newcastle fan living in Prague. I appreciate Chelsea are favourites but Newcastle are capable of grinding out a positive result and keeping their Champions League dreams alive. A 2-2 draw with Torres and Cisse to score.'
David Luiz is signing a lot of shirts and behaving rather oddly around the tunnel area at the moment. He just performed a strange dance routine before hugging a middle-aged woman near the dug-out. She didn't seem too impressed.
Lewis says: 'I'm a Newcastle fan from Sandhurst Berkshire. What a season we've had - No matter what the last 3 results! It's fantastic to be in Europe again! Whether it's Champions League or Europa! It will be a tough, tough game andto be honest it's going to go down to a bit of magic or a mistake, and the team that makes that little bit of magic or is on the right side of the mistake will win tonight! Hopefully Ben Arfa can recreate his heroics at Swansea and Blackburn,Or Fernando Torres' at the Nou Camp. I'm going with Ben Arfa - Newcastle 2-1 Cisse and Ben Arfa, Torres for Chelsea!'
'Hi Adam, Sam, City fan, here. I like Newcastle but hopefully Chelsea can tire them out a bit for Sunday. Prediction 3-1 Chelsea.'
Pranay says: 'I think it's going to be a walk in the park for Chelsea. They've just come from beating Barcelona and thrashing QPR 6-1. Their morale is high. I would be scared if I was a Newcastle player.' Me too. Yohan Cabaye is a bit better than me though.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games against Newcastle United. The Magpies have not won any of their 17 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle have lost five of their last eight Premier League away games, conceding 19 goals in those five defeats.
Emile from Johannesburg: 'Newcastle have played very well this season but after coming up against the giant killers last week I think they going to find this one too tough. Chelsea are in amazing form; glad Torres is starting!! 3-1 to Chelsea.'
Fraser says: 'Hi Adam, I think it will be a result that goes Newcastle's way: FT 2-3 Newcastle.' Let's hope we get that many goals. I think it could be a bit tight actually. Seven of Chelsea's last 10 Premier League games were 0-0 at half-time.
Jack: 'Chelsea will win but it will be a tough game. 3-1 Chelsea and Newcastle to score first.' I must say, I love how specific these predictions are. Do they come to you all in a vision?
Interesting team selections. A difficult one for Di Matteo, no doubt, with one eye on the FA Cup final on Saturday. Will Alan Pardew fancy his team's chances of causing Ryan Bertrand some problems at left-back? The youngster has looked quite impressive from what I've seen of him so far.
Matt Krishnan: 'As a Chelsea fan, I'm worried that fourth place is third priority for RDM. So much tinkering, need consistency or we could become unstuck.'
Our friends at Sky Bet fancy a home win tonight. They make Chelsea strong favourites at 2/5 with Newcastle 6/1 to win this one. The draw is available at 15/4.
Adam Hussain says: 'Chelsea to win 2-1. Mata and Torres to score. As a Chelsea fan it will be tough, but with last week's results we're in our stride!'
Yamir says: 'I'm hoping Chelsea continue their good run of form. Ever since they beat Barcelona, they've looked excellent and confident. Newcastle on the other hand have been horrible after that 4-0 thrashing by Wigan. My guess is a 3-1 win for Chelsea and Torres will be on the scoresheet again.'
Kev from New York City says: 'Toon win 3-2 ..was there in '86 wish I was there tonight ...haway the lads...Ben Arfa two and Cisse one.'
'Hi Adam, this is James from Orpington. I'm a Chelsea fan and I think we need a win tonight if were hoping for a top four finish. I fancy Bolton and Spurs to draw so the Blues or the Toon need to capatalise and try to gain fourth spot, possibly even third if Arsenal don't win both their remaining games. I think we will win 3-1 tonight. If Torres plays he will grab a couple, if Drogba plays, he'll get one. Sturridge as well to score. Ben Arfa will score for Newcastle. I think we have got a strong chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season, especially because we are in this year's final, which i think we will win!! C'MON THE BLUES!!!!!!!!'
Chelsea: Cech; Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand; Mikel, Meireles; Ramires, Malouda, Sturridge; Torres.
Newcastle: Krul; Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ba; Cisse.
Chelsea have had more shots from outside the box than any other Premier League side this season (211), but they have the lowest conversion rate (1.9%).
Newcastle have taken just two points from their last seven Premier League games in London, and have conceded 12 goals in their last three games in the capital.
Who do you think is going to win this one then? Don't forget you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @GhostGoal. There are also some Opta stats coming up that'll be able to help you better than I can...
Of course, both these teams will be keen to know how Tottenham get on at Bolton tonight. Spurs are the team in possession of fourth place at the moment - they're ahead of Newcastle on goal difference and a point clear of Chelsea.
With the Blues already in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 19, there remains the distinct possibility that Roberto Di Matteo's men can qualify for next year's competition by winning it this year. That would mean the team that finish fourth would be denied a Champions League spot. That'll go down well on Tyneside if Newcastle do it, don't you think?
There's plenty at stake tonight with both teams still fancying their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League through a top-four finish.
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Good evening everyone and welcome to our live coverage of this key Premier League clash between Chelsea and Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.