Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi was an unused substitute as Chelsea extended their unbeaten run under Guus Hiddink to 13 games with a 5-1 Premier Leaguewin over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday but the victory was marred by the injury of John Terry ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against PSG in Paris.
It was the second time the Blues have scored five goals in a game this season after their 5-1 win over Milton Keynes Dons in the FA Cup third round.
A brace from Pedro Rodriguez and strikes from Diego Costa, Willian and Betrand Traore earned the Blues their eight win of the campaign.
Costa scored the opener for Chelsea when he glided in Willian’s pass in the fourth minute before Pedro latched on to a poor pass from Rolando Aarons to score his team’s second goal following a counter-attack.
Willian tapped in Chelsea’s third goal past Robert Elliot in goal for Newcastle United into the break.
Pedro completed his brace with a simple finish after collecting Cesc Fabregas pass for his fifth goal of the season.
Traore who came on for Costa in the 60th minute made history for himself when he became the first player from Burkina Faso to score in the Premier League.
The 20-year-old stabbed home Cesar Azpilicueta low cross in the 83rd minute for his first EPL goal in Chelsea colours and his second this season. Andros Townsend scored a consolatory goal for the Magpies who dropped into the relegation zone.