Chelsea defeated Newcastle United 2-1 to consolidate their position in the English Premier League top four reports Completesports.com.
Nigerian winger Victor Moses was excluded from Chelsea’s match day squad for the encounter.
Moses has missed Chelsea’s last 18 games across all competitions fueling speculation about his impending exit from the club.
Pedro Rodriguez gave Chelsea an early lead after 11 minutes.
It was the Spaniard’s seventh goal of the season.
Newcastle hit back through Ciaran Clark’s powerful header just before the break.
Willian settled the game in the 57th minute with a brilliant curling strike from the left corner to end the Blues two game winless streak in EPL at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s attention will now turn to their crunch clash against Arsenal next week where they will have the chance to cement their top four position.
Newcastle have the distraction of an FA Cup replay against Blackburn midweek before they play Cardiff in a relegation six-pointer at St James’ Park.