Reece James’ remarkable Chelsea feat revealed as Jorginho makes Premier League history in Newcastle win
A pair of altogether noteworthy statistics stemming from Chelsea’s downing of Newcastle United this afternoon have come to the fore online.
Thomas Tuchel’s men marked their return to action a short time ago.
After carrying forth a fine start to the campaign courtesy of a penalty shootout ousting of Southampton in the Carabao Cup in midweek, the Blues turned their attentions back towards the Premier League, in a meeting with struggling Newcastle United.
And, when all was said and done, Chelsea only continued to roll.
A predictably dominant display ultimately culminated in the visitors emerging on the right side of a 3-0 scoreline, a result which, owing to Liverpool’s stalemate with Brighton, guides the European champions three points clear at the summit of the English top-flight.
Reece James proved the star of the show at St. James’ Park, notching a brace, before Jorginho’s spot-kick added some gloss to the scoreline late on:
What a belting finish from Reece James 🔵
The first touch. The finish. Chelsea breakthrough at St. James’ Park.
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— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) October 30, 2021
James leads the way & Jorginho the spot-kick master
And, as outlined above, on the back of another fine day’s work all-round for Chelsea, a pair of altogether head-turning statistics have since begun to catch the eye online.
The first surrounds the production of wing-back James, who, owing to his double this afternoon, remarkably managed to establish himself as the Blues’ top scorer to this point in the campaign.
With 10 games played, the English international has racked up four Premier League goals, more than any other member of Thomas Tuchel’s table-topping squad:
Reece James is now Chelsea’s top scorer in the Premier League this season!
Not bad for a full-back 👏 pic.twitter.com/GdDFTonf1l
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 30, 2021
The 2nd interesting stat when it comes to Chelsea’s downing of Newcastle centers on midfield conductor Jorginho.
Italian maestro Jorginho slotted home with typical composure from the penalty spot late in the action on Tyneside this afternoon.
And, in the process, the former Napoli man etched his name into the history books of the Premier League, as the first player to ever see 10 consecutive goals in the competition come by way of spot-kicks:
10 – Jorginho is the first player in Premier League history to have 10 consecutive goals in the competition come from the penalty spot. Specialist. pic.twitter.com/8QnKaGfoeC
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 30, 2021
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