Talking on Match of the Day, Ian Wright claimed that he felt that Mbemba’s defensive efficiency in opposition to the reigning champions was “pitiful” after the Congolese returned to the beginning line-up following an prolonged spell on the sidelines.
Mbemba was at fault for Chelsea’s second purpose, the place the massive centre-half was simply outmuscled by Blues striker Alvaro Morata, who was there to duly nod in Victor Moses’ cross.
Although Newcastle – who are actually with no win in six Premier League matches – had been all the time going to search out it testing to achieve three factors off of the West Londoners, Wright feels that Mbemba needed to do significantly higher in the event that they had been to even check Conte’s males.
Reported by HITC, Wright mentioned of the defender’s efficiency: “Mbemba as a centre-half, I don’t know what he’s anticipating. That’s pitiful.”
In what proved to be a foul day on the workplace for the Magpies, they did really discover themselves take an early lead in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, courtesy of Dwight Gayle.
Nonetheless, they held out for little over ten minutes earlier than Eden Hazard equalised, with Morata placing his aspect in entrance simply earlier than the tip of the primary half.
Hazard managed to wrap up proceedings with an aesthetic chipped penalty halfway by means of the second half.
Following a reasonably spectacular begin to the season, Newcastle’s poor run of type has begun to turn into regarding for the Geordies, who presently discover themselves sat in 15th place within the Premier League – 5 factors off of the drop zone.
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Newcastle face in-form Leicester subsequent Saturday at St. James’ Park, seeking to pressure themselves out of their present rut and up the Premier League desk.