Chelsea boss Frank Lampard advice his boys to “stay humble” after their easy victory over Newcastle United showed they might be in this season’s Premier League title mix.
The 2-0 win at St James’ Park took Chelsea to the top of the league, with an early own goal from Fernandez followed by a Tammy Abraham strike, who was teed up by Timo Werner.
According Beinsports, Chelsea had 78.9 per cent of first-half possession and played 439 passes against a meagre 109 from Newcastle before the break – the only disappointment for Lampard was that his team did not win by a wider margin.
But considering he was without the likes of Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic, it was a highly successful trip to Tyneside for Lampard.
“It’s pleasing but I’m not going to get excited about being top of the table for five minutes,” he said.
“It’s time to stay humble when you go top and know that it’s a long, long race.”
Chelsea will be traveling to Rennes on Tuesday to continue part of their UCL group stage matches.