Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow was compelled into a number of good saves within the opening minutes however was outdone by his personal man when Mason Mount fired a ball into the field and Fernandez bundled it in underneath stress from Ben Chilwell on 10 minutes.
Chelsea continued to dominate however, regardless of probabilities for Abraham and Timo Werner, the perimeters went into the break with Newcastle’s personal purpose as the one distinction.
Werner had an opportunity to make it 2-Zero on 53 minutes when he stole the ball from Fabian Schar. With simply Darlow to beat he selected to cross the ball in to Hakim Ziyech which gave Ciaran Clark sufficient house to clear the ball.
The Germany worldwide was essential, nonetheless, to Chelsea doubling their lead on 65 minutes when he launched a fast counter assault down the left earlier than chopping the ball inside to Abraham who slotted it residence.
Werner’s eventful day did not finish there as he had a purpose disallowed for offside on 75 minutes.
“I am happy. It is a robust match to come back right here after the worldwide break, the gamers have all been away,” Chelsea coach Frank Lampard mentioned after the sport.
“We dominated the sport, we may have scored extra targets. However the lads handled it very effectively.
“We misplaced right here final yr so it is good development to come back right here and get the fitting outcome.”