For 92 minutes Chelsea were at their blunt, wasteful worst. Nicolas Jackson spurned chances and Raheem Sterling missed passes. Axel Disasi advanced from right-back, thought about overlapping and then checked back. Armando Broja spent the evening straying offside and Newcastle led when Benoît Badiashile got confused while trying to dribble away from Callum Wilson.
It seemed that Wilson’s early goal would be enough for Newcastle to move on from the disappointment of going out of the Champions League. Instead Eddie Howe was left to stomach more players falling injured and his side enduring a second cup exit in the space of the week. All because Kieran Trippier, normally such a reliable defender, has had a complete systems failure and appears to be in need of a good lie down over the festive period.
Written by Jacob Steinberg at Stamford Bridge
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