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On this day in 2003: Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea
2003: Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea

Newcastle United strengthened their challenge for a UEFA Champions League place with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink headed into his own net at St James’ Park to give Newcastle the lead, before a Frank Lampard goal drew the sides level before half-time.

Olivier Bernard scored eight minutes after the break for Sir Bobby Robson’s side and that effort proved to be the winner for Newcastle.

Newcastle were third on 55 points, five behind leaders Arsenal. The result would ultimately drop Chelsea to fifth at the end of the day, one point off the top four.

2008: West Ham 0-4 Chelsea 

Chelsea earned a convincing 4-0 victory at West Ham United as they continue to put pressure on Arsenal and Manchester United at the top of the table.

Frank Lampard fired the Blues ahead from the penalty spot on 17 minutes, before two goals in quick succession from Joe Cole and Michael Ballack made it 3-0.

Lampard was shown a red card on 36 minutes, but West Ham failed to make their numerical advantage count.

Ashley Cole added a fourth with his first goal for Chelsea, who were third on 58 points. Defeat left West Ham 10th on 40 points.

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