Newcastle ended their 2017/18 season in style on Sunday, beating former champions Chelsea in a 3-0 demolition at St. James’ Park.
Dwight Gayle opened the Magpies’ account after just 23 minutes to put huge pressure on the Blues – who needed a win and Liverpool to lose against Brighton to steal a last-minute place in the top four – before Ayoze Perez went on the seal the victory with a second-half brace, latching onto firstly a Jonjo Shelvey shot-come-pass and then a ball from centre-back Florian Lejeune.
Mohamed Diame, who Transfermarkt value at just £4.5million, played a key role in central midfield too, as Newcastle’s engine room cancelled out the numerical advantage of Chelsea’s 3-5-2 setup in the middle of the park.
So, Newcastle fans, who was your Man of the Match from Sunday’s surprise romping over the west London outfit? Let us know by taking part in the poll below and giving each player involved a performance rating out of ten..