Last Updated: 08/02/14 5:09pm
That's it for the action at Stamford Bridge. Brilliant display by Eden Hazard, with three terrific goals. Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle.
Ba attempts to find Salah with the backheel, but the ball finds his feet again and he absolutely butchers a shot, that nearly ended up a throw.
Schurrle runs across the edge of the area and blazes his shot over the bar, Demba Ba furious that the ball wasn't played to him.
Salah with another brilliant chance as he plays through on goal, but his shot is straight at Krul, who makes a good stop.
Newcastle with an attacking throw. But they lose the ball and Chelsea look to hit on the break. Schurrle plays it through to Salah, whose shot across goal rolls wide of the mark.
Salah giving the ball away twice in midfield there, but Chelsea escape as the ball is played back to Cech.
Ball into the box to De Jong is again cut out by David Luiz. Newcastle come again as Ameobi is played in on goal, but Chelsea clear.
Newcastle playing the ball around midfield. Seeing a bit more of the ball now, but Chelsea are very solid in defence.
Willian and Eto'o try to combine on their way into the area, but Newcastle intervene and clear their lines.
GOAL! And Hazard gets his hat-trick from the spot, coolly rolling it into the back of the net. Krul stranded in the center.
Good play from Chelsea as Willian plays it across to Ivanovic, who scuffs his shot. But it does land at Eto'o's feet, but his shot is easily saved by Krul.
Anita tries to skin David Luiz on the counter, but his touch is way too heavy and Chelsea have a goal kick.
Woah, nearly moment for Newcaslte as the ball bounces over the on-rushing Krul. Luckily for the Toon it rolls out of play before Oscar can get there.
Chelsea looking to hit Newcastle on the break, but the ball forward is cut out and Krul can clear his lines.
Sissoko tries to make a charging run from the edge of his own area, but is brought down around the halfway line and Chelsea have the ball back.
That's it for the first half. Two brilliant goals for Chelsea are the difference in a less than stellar half of football.
Hazard gets the ball just outside the area, but this time his shot it skewed just over the crossbar at the near post.
Ameobi dribbles round the outside to the byline, but Ivanovic is right there with him and can get the ball back to his keeper.
Newcastle are nearly back in it as the ball is played into the box to De Jong, but the Dutchman can't get enough power on his header and Cech gathers.
GOAL! What a goal from Hazard. The Belgian runs into the box and plays a lovely one-two with Eto'o before curling it into the far post. Wonderful back-heel from Eto'o.
Sissoko with a gilt-edged chance as he beats the offside trap to go one-on-one with Cech, but his first touch lets him down and Cech makes a good save.
Krul gathers a long ball over the top to Hazard. The Belgian has been a real threat today, as per usual.
Lampard plays it in and it's headed back to Hazard, who takes it on the volley, but it's just wide of the post.
GOAL! Hazard puts Chelsea ahead, getting on the end of a Ivanovic cut-back on the edge of the area to put the ball in the back of the net at the far post.
A good move from Chelsea as Matic wins the ball in midfield and plays it to Eto'o. The striker then turns his marker and plays it to Oscar in space, but the Brazilian skews his shot wide of the near post.
Good one-two between Oscar and Willian on the edge of the area, but the ball is initially clear. But Chelsea come again and win a corner.
A wonderful run by Sammy Ameobi before laying it off to Sissoko, who skews his effort from outside the box wide of the post.
Newcastle play the ball forward to Ben Arfa, who cuts inside and gets his shot away, only to see it saved by Cech.
Newcastle now with an attacking throw. Debuchy plays the cross into the area, but Cahill cuts it out before it reaches De Jong.
Newcastle corner. Santon to take. He goes short and plays a one-two with Ben Arfa, who gets the ball back after a bit of a scramble and has his shot saved by Cech.
Ben Arfa looks to dribble down the touchline, but his touch his woeful and it goes for a Chelsea throw.
Chelsea hit the Toon with a quick counter-attack, Hazard charges into the box but his low shot is saved by Krul.
The Magpies on the attack right from kick-off with a long ball over the top to De Jong, but the Blues snuff that move out really quickly.
Oliver: After Monday nights result,I can't c anything other than a home win!!! 4-0 Chelsea with Eto'o (2),Lampard & Salah off the bench on the scoresheet!!! Come on Chelsea!!!
Gordon, Rob, John and Laura: Hopefully the Toon can cause an upset today. We need a win to stay in touch with the top 6. We need to get over Cabaye going, and it's time for somebody else to step up to the plate. Howay The Lads.
Chelsea are rated at 1/5 to beat Newcastle today according to our friends at Sky Bet, with the Magpies at 14/1 to emerge victorious, while it is 5/1 for the match to end in a draw. Samuel Eto'o is at 3/1 to score first and 7/2 to secure a brace, with Luuk De Jong at 9/2 to net in the 90 minutes.
Scott: I can see Newcastle struggling without Cabaye and Tiote. Chelsea will win 2-0, Hazard and Lampard to score!
Keith: I mentioned before the game against West Ham that it could be a banana skin, I think this game could be the same if Chelsea think they have it in the bag after the great result against Man City. If We come out of the starting blocks fast and furious I hope to see a win 3-0 for the Blues, if they relax the crowd may well determine the outcome.
Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, S.Taylor, Dummett; Anita, Santon; Ben Arfa, Sissoko (c), Sammy Ameobi; de Jong.
Welcome to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host Newcastle United in today's game. Can the Blues build on their impressive win over Manchester City, or will the Magpies bounce back from their 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Sunderland in the derby? Send your views / predictions for today's game to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.