The Brazilian star was crucial as Chelsea beat Rafa Benitez’s men in a tough clash at Stamford Bridge earlier this afternoon.
Pedro put Blues in front after just in the 9th minute, well assisted by David Luiz, before Newcastle United managed to level the game thanks to a header from defender Ciaran Clark.
Willian sealed Chelsea’s victory over Magpies after a curled effort which went past Dubravka.
Maurizio Sarri‘s men are currently only one point behind 3rd placed Tottenham Hotspur, who still have a game in hand (against Manchester United)
CHELSEA (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 64′), Pedro (Hudson-Odoi 80′), Hazard (Giroud 88′), Willian
NEWCASTLE UNITED (5-3-2): Dubravka; Yedlin (Manquillo 82), Lascelles (c), Lejeune, Clark, Ritchie; Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu; Perez (Murphy 82), Rondon
Scorers Pedro 9′, Clark 40′, Willian 57
Bookings Jorginho, Ritchie