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Video: Costa goal as Chelsea storm into three-goal lead against Newcastle; Blues devastate Magpies

Guus Hiddink’s hopes of securing a first home Premier League win in his second stint at Chelsea have been boosted after an early barrage against Newcastle United.

The Pensioners are enjoying a fine undefeated streak since the Dutch coach replaced Jose Mourinho at the end of 2015, and demonstrated their resolve by securing a late point against Manchester United last weekend.

However, they have looked less than convincing at Stamford Bridge, potentially giving relegation-threatened Newcastle hope that they could secure an unlikely result against the fallen reigning champions.

Diego Costa—who broke his nose during the week—opened the scoring inside the opening minutes, scoring his eighth goal in ten under Hiddink.

It was 2-0 in the eighth minute, when a misplaced pass from Roland Aarons was snapped up by Pedro—earning a rare start in support of Costa—who bore down on goal before finishing past the hapless Rob Elliot.

Eight minutes later, Willian added a third with a close-range finish, seemingly guaranteeing three points for the Blues, while ensuring that the Magpies will end the day in the drop zone.

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