Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick to send Chelsea to the top of the Premier League with victory against Newcastle.
Hazard, magnificent in Monday’s 1-0 win at Manchester City, was in inspired form throughout and drove in the opener from Branislav Ivanovic’s pass.
Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko was denied one-on-one by Petr Cech, before Hazard finished off a fine sweeping move.
Hazard got his third in the second half, scoring from the penalty spot after Samuel Eto’o was fouled.
With league leaders Arsenal losing 5-1 to Liverpool and Manchester City drawing at Norwich, Chelsea’s win moved them one point clear at the top of the standings.
Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal FT
Aston Villa 0 – 2 West Ham FT
Chelsea 3 – 0 Newcastle FT
Crystal Palace 3 – 1 West Brom FT
Norwich 0 – 0 Man City FT
Southampton 2 – 2 Stoke FT
Sunderland 0 – 2 Hull FT