Chelsea surrendered 54 objectives in the Premier League last season. It was the most elevated figure for any group in the top half, and it consummately epitomized why Frank Lampard’s side was simply ready to crush into the main four and not challenge past that.

These equivalent issues continued toward the beginning of this season. Chelsea surrendered nine objectives in their initial five association games, remembering six for 3-3 draws with West Bromwich Albion and Southampton, individually.

Be that as it may, while the underlying signs were undeniably concerning, when Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy sunk into their individual functions with their new group, enhancements were stamped and prompt.

In the five class games Silva has begun, Chelsea have kept three clean sheets, their solitary clean sheets of the mission preceding this end of the week.

Silva additionally began two of the three Champions League bunch stage games, keeping clean sheets in both, and played 61 minutes in a 6-0 success over Barnsley in the Carabao Cup, another event when the Blues recorded a perfect sheet.

Thusly, with Silva missing against Newcastle United on Saturday, it was continually going to be fascinating to perceive how Chelsea’s guard adjusted. Furthermore, the spotless sheet that Chelsea acquired ought to empower Lampard and his group.

In Silva’s place, Lampard embedded Antonio Rudiger. It was his first appearance in the Premier League throughout the season and just the second time he and Kurt Zouma had begun close by each other, the other being a 4-0 success versus FC Krasnodar in the Champions League.

Generally, this new-look focus half association was to a great extent untroubled. Newcastle were particularly moderate in their methodology. Seldom did they by any chance hope to wander past the midway line with much life or reason.

By and by, Chelsea had the option to direct play and remain altogether very much organized, in enormous part as a result of the quiet, making happen of Rudiger and Zouma.

Both kept up a pass consummation rate above 90%, with Zouma up at 97%, while the two of them totalled in excess of 110 contacts, the two-most successive touchers of the ball on the field – Reece James was the main other player to have in excess of 100 contacts.

Newcastle put focus on Chelsea in the initial stages with a progression of set-pieces, which were all managed moderately well. Allan Saint-Maximin was additionally a danger on occasion, however James dealt with him well generally.

Past brief minutes on the counter-assault, Chelsea cruised through the match on the whole solid. N’Golo Kante, normally, was magnificent, clearing up any free balls and stemming any possible assaults, while Zouma and Rudiger’s shared physicality, speed, and perusing of the game implied that Newcastle, without the more portable Callum Wilson to lead the line, couldn’t abuse the space in the Chelsea half.

In any case, Chelsea had the option to direct play and remain altogether very much organized, in huge part in light of the quiet, making happen of Rudiger and Zouma.

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Both kept up a pass finish rate above 90%, with Zouma up at 97%, while the two of them totalled in excess of 110 contacts, the two-most continuous touchers of the ball on the field – Reece James was the main other player to have in excess of 100 contacts.

Newcastle put focus on Chelsea in the initial stages with a progression of set-pieces, which were all managed generally well. Allan Saint-Maximin was additionally a danger on occasion, however James took care of him well generally.

Past brief minutes on the counter-assault, Chelsea cruised through the match for the most part solid. N’Golo Kante, normally, was brilliant, clearing up any free balls and stemming any likely assaults, while Zouma and Rudiger’s shared physicality, speed, and perusing of the game implied that Newcastle, without the more versatile Callum Wilson to lead the line, couldn’t misuse the space in the Chelsea half.

During Newcastle’s best time of the match at 1-0 down, Isaac Hayden skied over from a matter of yards out. The possibility originated from Chelsea’s failure to win the ball in midfield and Rudiger’s helpless leeway that bounced back of Hayden and afterward tumbled to the Newcastle midfielder.

Hayden was declared to have taken care of the ball and a Chelsea free-kick was granted, however that was more karma than any judgment in Rudiger’s terrified leeway.

At that point, later in the subsequent half, Rudiger was hauled into midfield by Miguel Almiron. Totally out of position, the Paraguayan ventured over the ball and let it run past him. The ball sidestepped Rudiger and left Joelinton with a one-on-one with Zouma.

Joelinton was then hailed for offside, probably for when the underlying pass was played, and he was unable to exploit the circumstance, yet it was a risky opening that left Zouma uncovered. Rudiger’s energy to venture into midfield and win the ball might have been a basic blunder.

Past these two occasions, be that as it may, the pair were in-a state of harmony. Take Andy Carroll’s risk in the 93rd moment.

Zouma ventured up to pressure the ball in midfield. Rudiger moved across to cover Carroll’s altercation behind the Frenchman, yet understanding that he could play offside, he ventured up before the pass was played.

Joelinton was then hailed for offside, apparently for when the underlying pass was played, and he was unable to exploit the circumstance, yet it was a hazardous opening that left Zouma uncovered. Rudiger’s enthusiasm to venture into midfield and win the ball might have been a basic mistake.

Past these two occasions, nonetheless, the pair were in-a state of harmony. Take Andy Carroll’s risk in the 93rd moment.

Zouma ventured up to pressure the ball in midfield. Rudiger moved across to cover Carroll’s disagreement behind the Frenchman, yet understanding that he could play offside, he ventured up before the pass was played.