Italy midfielder Jorginho was successful from the penalty spot as he wrapped up an emphatic win for Chelsea at the expense of struggling Newcastle United. The Italian international scored the final goal of the game as the Blues extended their lead at the Premier League summit with a 3-0 away win over the Magpies.
England international Reece James was the star of the show as he scored twice to ensure that Chelsea were the only team to record a win at the weekend in the top three.James scored the opener on 65 minutes before he added a second goal in the 77th minute to pave the way for Italy midfielder Jorginho to wrap up the game via a spot kick four minutes later. Italy national team star Jorginho scored the third Chelsea goal from the penalty spot after German international Kai Havertz was fouled in the Newcastle United box.
Jorginho had not scored in the Premier League this season until his goal against the Magpies at the weekend. The Italian midfielder has one goal and one assist in nine Premier League outings this season. In total, the ex-Napoli player has three goals and one assist in 14 matches in all competitions.
Chelsea were the biggest winners in the latest set of games in the Premier League after their rivals dropped points in the title race. Manchester City and Liverpool are the other teams in the Premier League title race at the moment. Liverpool dropped points in their home game against Brighton and Hove Albion, while Premier League holders Manchester City were beaten at home by Crystal Palace.
As things stand, Chelsea have a three-point lead over Liverpool at the Premier League summit.