While Rafa Benitez will argue elimination from the FA Cup is a blessing in disguise as Newcastle continue the fight against relegation in the Premier League, he will no doubt be concerned by the way in which the Magpies exited the competition at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday.
The visitors were thumped 3-0 by the reigning Premier League champions and rarely looked like putting up much of a contest, especially after Michy Batshuayi scored in the 31st minute and then doubled his tally prior to half time. Tellingly, they finished up with just 39% possession and half the amount of shots at goal as the home side.
It was a disappointing team performance as a collective, but some individuals inevitably struggled more than others. So, Newcastle fans, who do you think was the Magpies’ worst individual performer against Chelsea? Let us know by voting below for one player from our shortlist of the biggest culprits…
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