03 Dec '11, 3pm

Chelsea defeat Newcastle 3-0 to ease pressure on Villas-Boas

Chelsea defeat Newcastle 3-0 to ease pressure on Villas-Boas

Chelsea's captain John Terry (above) celebrates his team's victory over Newcastle United at the end of their English Premier League soccer match at the Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Dec 3, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea eased the pressure on beleaguered boss Andre Villas-Boas as the Blues gave a clinical display of finishing to beat Newcastle 3-0 at St James' Park on Saturday. Villas-Boas has come under fire in recent weeks following a miserable run of results, but the Portuguese coach was able to silence the critics after goals from Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Daniel Sturridge lifted the Blues into third place in the Premier League. After Tuesday's League Cup quarter-final exit against Liverpool, Villas-Boas - whose side started the day in fifth place - could ill afford to lose further ground in the fight for a top four finish. He got ...

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