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Summary

  1. Costa slides in Chelsea's opener
  2. Pedro scores twice
  3. Willian and Traore also on target
  4. Townsend scores his first Newcastle goal
  5. Magpies into bottom three

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    And on that I bid you good night. Thanks for joining us today.

    Check out Valencia v Espanyol and Juventus v Napoli over here.

  2. Post update

    Newcastle boss Steve McClaren told BBC Sport: “We lost the game in the first 15 minutes. We got exposed on quite a few occasions in terms of defensive frailties. Rolando Aarons had to play at left-back and it was Steven Taylor's second game in six months. 

    "We caused our own problems. We knew Chelsea would come out quick. They wanted to win that game by half-time with the week they have ahead of them. 

    “You get one or two of these games a season. I've told the players don’t let that derail us. It was damage limitation by half-time. I just wanted to make sure we scored a goal and stayed in the game. 

    "We have 18 days now – three or four players should return from injury and we can work on others in terms of fitness, and getting some defenders back in.

    "We are getting a consistency at home but we need to pick up some points away from home. There are 12 cup finals to come. We’ve got to stay calm and stable."  

  3. Post update

    Steve McClaren is out now. Quotes to follow.

  4. Post update

    No sign of Newcastle boss Steve McClaren yet. Not sure if he's the type to have locked the Toon players in the dressing room screaming at them for an hour?

  5. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle United

    Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink speaking to BBC Sport: "We can be pleased with the performance of the guys. We tried to surprise them in the beginning. Happily it worked out.

    "It's important for the way we played, not just in attack. The players also have to do defensive work and that is where we are aiming and then the quality comes out."

    On John Terry's injury: "We have just two days to recover [before playing PSG in the Champions League] and it is something to think about in the future because two days of recovery is not enough."

  6. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Hassan_Anfield: Same old story. There's no any difference between this Newcastle side and the one that started the season.

    Kyle: After the manner of the defeat, huge test of character for Newcastle now. Big challenge against Stoke next. 

  7. Post-match stats

    Chelsea are on the current longest unbeaten run in the Premier League – 10 games (W4 D6).

    Newcastle United have lost their last five Premier League away games in a row and have won only two of the last 20 (D2 L16).

    Pedro has scored as many Premier League goals versus Newcastle today as he did in his previous 19 games combined (two).

    Bertrand Traore is the first player from Burkina Faso to score in the Premier League.

  8. Post update

    Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink says they will know what John Terry's injury situation is tomorrow. Doesn't sound hopeful of him facing Paris St-Germain on Tuesday (but didn't rule it out).

  9. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Gypsy Davey: At least Chelsea now have a positive goal difference! Onwards and upwards!

    CFCin3: Newcastle were terrible. Thankfully we punished them! Good goals. Great result. Come on you blues!

  10. Post update

    Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink is speaking to the media now, so we'll bring you some pearls of his wisdom soon.

  11. Post update

    The stats paint a picture of a much closer game to the one we saw. Chelsea absolutely dominated, despite only starting the day six points above the Magpies.

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  12. Player reaction

    Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle United

    Chelsea defender Gary Cahill speaking to Sky Sports: "It's great to be back on the pitch and, ultimately, getting the result. It was not just the result but the performance today was fantastic - great to be part of.

    "The appetite and hunger was there. Numerous times we won the ball back quickly after losing it.

    "We want to go as far as we can in the FA Cup and Champions League. Arguably, we have got the two biggest games of the season coming up for us now."

    Chelsea play PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday and Manchester City in the FA Cup next Sunday.

  13. 'Stroll in the park for Chelsea'

    Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle

    John Anderson

    Former Newcastle defender on BBC Newcastle

    "Newcastle went two down and are a side that don't score goals away from home, and you think ‘pack up and go home now.’ 

    "Chelsea went into walk mode, five-a-side mode, because it was too easy for them. It was a stroll in the park for Chelsea today."

  14. Post update

    We're just waiting for the managers to come out and tell us what they thought of the game.

    But if you're in the mood for more live football, there are two huge games in Europe.

    Gary Neville's quest for a first La Liga win continues as Valencia host Espanyol. In Serie A, it's second v first as Juventus host Napoli - both teams are in ridiculously good form. Check those games out here.

  15. Post update

    John Anderson

    Former Newcastle defender on BBC Newcastle

    "You just wonder with Newcastle’s away form, where are they going to pick up points from?"

    Jonjo Shelvey
  16. FULL-TIME - Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle

    Chelsea's biggest victory of the Premier League season as they move to nine points above the relegation zone.

    Newcastle, who were pretty awful for most of the game, are back in the drop zone.

  17. Post update

    A bad day made worse for Newcastle as right-back Daryl Janmaat limps off. They've made all their subs.

  18. Post update

    Thibaut Courtois will be furious at losing his clean sheet bonus. As will any Fantasy Football players who had him or a Chelsea defender in their team.  

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    Christopher Nash: Every NUFC fan now hoping the relegation battle doesn't go down to goal difference!

    Dan Bell: McClaren has to be sacked. Zero effort from the players. Disgrace.

  20. Post update

    Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle

    John Anderson

    Former Newcastle defender on BBC Newcastle

    "It opened up for him, it is what he is good at, good goal."