Shearer Blames One Chelsea Player For 4-1 Defeat To Newcastle

Alan Shearer, the former England striker, directed criticism at Chelsea’s Reece James following their 4-1 defeat to Newcastle United over the weekend.

During the match, James received a second yellow card in the 73rd minute due to a foul on Anthony Gordon.

Despite starting in the right-back position for Chelsea in their last three Premier League games following his recovery from a hamstring injury, James will now face a one-match suspension.

In a discussion on BBC Radio, Shearer expressed his disappointment, stating, “Chelsea’s performance in the second half was below par. They struggled against Newcastle’s pressure.”

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He commended Kieran Trippier’s performance while pointing out James’ challenges, noting, “Unlike Trippier, Reece James faced difficulties against Anthony Gordon, who posed a significant challenge for him. It seemed like Gordon was thoroughly enjoying his time on the field. James appeared to get frustrated, leading to his eventual dismissal.”


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