Half-Time Report: Chelsea dominate with whopping 74.8 per cent possession as Ziyech goal ruled out… Newcastle 0-0 Chelsea

Newcastle and Chelsea are goalless at St James’ Park but it was the visitors who came closer to a goal.

The Blues had an opener overruled on 35 minutes as scorer Hakim Ziyech was just offside.

Captain Jorginho played a clever pass from the edge of the box and found Ziyech in the area where he beat Magpies goalkeeper Karl Darlow with a beautiful curling shot.

But the linesman’s flag went up for offside as it was one of many times the west Londoners fell victim to the Toon’s offside trap.

Ziyech again came close to scoring soon after when Reece James’ cross from the right met a clumsy touch by Kai Havertz and the ball reached the Morocco international in the far post.

But the winger didn’t expect the ball and sent it miles over the crossbar