Newcastle boss Benitez hits back at pundits over Chelsea tactics

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It also places unnecessary pressure on the defense to put in extra work chasing the ball.

Asked what he thought about seeing his side joint-top of the table, he said: "Nothing, I think, because the honour is after 38 matches, so after three..."

"It depends on the auto you have, you have to drive that vehicle in the best way", he said after the game. A year ago we were the best team in the bottom ten, so maybe you could say for that, if you have heart, you know your heart and you have to try to embrace what you have.

The Magpies manager Rafa Benitez slammed the decision as "soft", and Match of the Day pundit Murphy agreed with his viewpoint.

'It is not about me and the tactics, it is about players, the results and the bigger picture.

Rafael Benitez chose to give first starts to four players in total for the clash against the FA Cup winners from last season, and one in particular caught the eye of the Toon Army throughout the 90 minutes. So yes, I support the decision of Paul Tierney, although I understand why it will split opinion.

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"I think I touched the ball and got in front of the opponent", Alonso told Sky Sports.

"I want to enjoy, I want to have fun, press the ball", he said.

Scoring his first goal of the new season in Chelsea's 3-2 win over Arsenal, Alvaro Morata must have hoped this was the start of a new chapter to his tenure at Stamford Bridge.

Sarri's men maintained their 100 per cent start to the season in controversial fashion, a contentious Eden Hazard penalty awarded after a Fabian Schar challenge on Marcos Alonso - in which the Switzerland global seemed to make contact with the ball - giving them the lead.

Newcastle equalised in a rare attack in the 83rd minute when Joselu headed in a cross from DeAndre Yedlin, who appeared to elbow Olivier Giroud in the build-up.

Toon fans have been vocal in recent weeks about the way their club has been run under Mike Ashley, will Rafa Benitez be able to get the better of his former side Chelsea. "Jamaal hopefully will be fine for the next game". In Italy it was usual for me, of course not against Inter, Roma, Juventus, but the last ten in the league it was usual. "It's very hard to get results in the Premier League and to win three in a row is something special, something unbelievable", Gracia told the club's website. "I think that this team from a character point of view is a strong team".

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