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(BBC SPORTS) Manager Frank Lampard says Chelsea need to “remain humble” after moving second in the Premier League table following a solid win over Newcastle.
An own goal by Federico Fernandez and a Tammy Abraham strike secured a fifth successive victory in all competitions.
Chelsea’s fifth league win of the season had left them briefly on top of the table, ahead of overnight leaders Leicester on goal difference, before Tottenham moved two points clear at the summit after beating Manchester City later on Saturday.
“I know we are top of the league for five minutes but we have to think about the big picture,” Lampard said, speaking before the Tottenham game.
“We know that there is improvement and work to be done. We have to remain humble.”
Fernandez’s own goal set the Blues on their way, the Argentine defender poking the ball over his own line while under pressure from Ben Chilwell.
Chelsea oozed quality, Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow producing excellent saves to deny the excellent Timo Werner as well as a close-range Abraham header.
But Abraham made sure of the points with a smart finish following Werner’s pass after Newcastle had threatened through Isaac Hayden and Joelinton, while Sean Longstaff hit the bar for the hosts towards the end.