Chelsea crashed to their fifth home defeat of the season - 2-0 to Manchester United as their hold on the coveted fourth spot in the Premier League and thus Champions League next season hangs in the balance.
A genuine lack of creativity haunted Chelsea as the west Londoners lost 1-0 to a last minute smash and grab goal by Isaac Hayden as Newcastle pinched the three points in the late afternoon match at St James' Park.
Jorginho set the Blues off to a must-need home late win this afternoon as they dispatched plucky Burnley 3-0 - Tammy Abraham and a first league goal for winger callum-Hudson Odoi sealed an emphatic three-pointer.
Callum Hudson-Odi and Ross Barkley signalled to head coach Frank Lampard that they should not be overlooked when league action returned next week. Both scored in the regulation 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup 3rd round at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.