Chelsea's Ross Barkley produced some unnecessary skills in final moments of Newcastle win

Ross Barkley in action for Chelsea

Chelsea reached the summit of the Premier League table after beating Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.

It took Thomas Tuchel’s side a while, but they finally took the lead in the 65th minute through Reece James.

Chelsea’s full-back scored another shortly after, before Jorginho converted from the penalty spot to make it 3-0.

Ross Barkley then decided to showboat while his side were cruising to victory.

The English midfielder made his way into the box and a number of his teammates rushed forward with the intention of getting a fourth.

Barkley, however, didn’t really care about getting another goal.



The 27-year-old completely slowed down the tempo, letting Newcastle’s players get back into the box.

Barkley put his foot on the ball, did a few body feints, then a few step-overs before passing the ball back to a teammate positioned near the half-way line.

It made for a comical moment and you can view it below…

What a troll. There were a few Chelsea players with their hand up calling for the ball but Barkley didn’t care at all.

Why Newcastle’s players didn’t even try and tackle Barkley while he was doing the most unnecessary step-overs imaginable is anyone’s guess.

The clip has been widely shared on social media and you can view some reaction below…


Chelsea are now top of the league after both Liverpool and Manchester City dropped points on Saturday.

But Tuchel is refusing to get carried away.

“There will never be a moment where we celebrate the results on the other pitches,” He said after their win against Newcastle, per the Metro.

“It’s first of all far too early, second of all we want to focus on ourselves and third of all what goes around comes around, we don’t do this, there’s a long way to go.

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“If you think we are even happier now, this is absolutely not true.

“I’m absolutely happy today with our performance off the ball, this was the key for me from the first to the last minute, the effort and the discipline that we put in to the moments off the ball was key today.

“We should have our feet on the ground and be aware of what we put into the games what we are capable of winning.

“I’m very happy with the team effort today.”

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