Howe names three players who helped Newcastle beat Chelsea

 Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has identified Jamaal Lascelles, Kieran Trippier, and Matt Ritchie as the three players who helped his team beat Chelsea 4-1 in Saturday’s Premier League tie.

Howe said Lascelles, Trippier, and Ritchie made sure that Newcastle did not surrender to Chelsea at St. James’ Park.

He also said that the Magpies made a statement against the Blues.

Newcastle opened the scoring through Alexander Isak, but Raheem Sterling equalised for Mauricio Pochettino’s side with a fine free-kick.

However, three second-half goals from Lascelles, Joelinton, and Anthony Gordon gave the host all three points.

Speaking at his post-match interview after the game, Howe said: “It was a real statement of character within the squad. We really asked the players to step up, and we really deserved to win. Big positives from today.

“The leaders within the group set the tone: Jamaal Lascelles, Kieran Trippier, Matt Ritchie. They make sure we don’t surrender.”