Chelsea player ratings: Tammy Abraham excellent but Timo Werner wasteful in win over Newcastle

Edouard Mendy

Barely had anything to do at St James’ Park as the hosts just didn’t trouble the summer signing. Does have another clean sheet to his name, however. 6

Reece James

Handed a tough task with Allan Saint-Maximin on his flank but coped very well against the tricky player. Pushed on regularly and put in some very good balls that caused problems for Newcastle. 8

Antonio Rudiger

Handed his first Premier League start of the season by Frank Lampard and didn’t really have much to do with the hosts very quiet. However, was in the right place to produce a fine block to stop Saint-Maximin’s effort testing Mendy prior to half-time. Good showing after not a lot of minutes this term. 8

Kurt Zouma

Didn’t exactly have much to do defensively but will have been disappointed to let Saint-Maximin cut inside him before his defensive partner came to his rescue. Headed wide just after the restart from Mason Mount’s corner and did his bit defensively with a good header late on to snuff out the danger. 7

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Ben Chilwell

Got himself in a good position for the first goal to put pressure on Federico Fernandez as he converted through his own net. Teamed up well with Mason Mount throughout and pushed forward regularly to give the Blues another option. 7

N’Golo Kante

Handed the captain’s armband at St James’ Park and was very good in the middle as he made life difficult for Steve Bruce’s men. 7

Mateo Kovacic

Really good shift in the middle of the park from the Croat as he gave the Blues plenty of energy. Saw a loose pass start a Newcastle counter in the first half but other than that was a good day for the player. 8

The Chelsea team celebrate after taking the lead at St James’ Park
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Mason Mount

Created the first goal with a brilliant ball in across the face of goal from the right. Buzzed about as always and linked up well with Chilwell. 7

Hakim Ziyech

Almost created the…