Chelsea continued their fine run of form with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle. An Alvaro Morata header either side of an Eden Hazard double helped the Blues come from a goal down to claim all three points at Stamford Bridge. Dwight Gayle had given the Magpies an early lead, but they couldn’t hold on as Rafa Benitez’s side were condemned to another away defeat. Here’s how the Chelsea players rated on Saturday:

Thibaut Courtois – 6

Couldn’t do anything about Gayle’s opening goal after Alonso’s poor back-pass. Was relatively untested after the goal, but did well when called upon.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 7

As dependable as ever, and provided the cross that eventually led to Hazard’s equaliser. Captain on the day, Azpilicueta was great as usual.

Andreas Christensen – 7

After the poor defensive start, he and the rest of the Chelsea defence bounced back superbly. Almost scored his first Chelsea but saw his header come off the post.

Antonio Rudiger – 6

Provided a number of great balls forward, which is something that we could get used to. Good in the air, and justified his inclusion in the starting line up.

Victor Moses – 7

His first start since returning from injury. Looked slightly worrying at the start but grew into the game, and won the penalty which led to the third goal, as well as the assist for Morata’s goal.

N’Golo Kante – 7

Busy and good as ever. Always willing to dive into tackles, and denying the opposition space to start attacks. The main cog in the Chelsea machine.

Cesc Fabregas – 8

Passing range was exceptional again. Made numerous defence splitting passes, and was unfortunate not to register a number of assists.

Danny Drinkwater – 8

Great energy and work rate from the Englishman, as he continued his relationship with Kante. Surprisingly confident to go forward, and made a number of great passes.

Marcos Alonso – 6

Unfortunate to see his attempted back-pass lead to the opening goal. After the early set back, the Spaniard was good going forward and coped well defensively.

Eden Hazard – 9

What fine form this man is in. Newcastle had no idea how to cope with him as he scored a brace. His first goal was hit well, smashing it into the ground to give Karl Darlow no chance. His second goal, from the penalty spot, showed how much he enjoyed the game, as he cheekily chipped it beyond the goalkeeper. Perhaps unfortunate not to claim a hat-trick.

Alvaro Morata – 8

Scored yet another headed goal. His awareness going forward is brilliant, and his partnership with Hazard continues to excel. His fine form in front of goal continues.