Chelsea slipped up as they left the 3rd position after losing at home against Manchester City last time out.
Tottenham Hotspur overcame the Blues on the league table, with Arsenal currently level on points (13) with the Premier League champions following their 2-0 win over Brighton. Everton suffered a home defeat against Burnley.
Chelsea will travel to Selhurst Park for their third London derby (against Crystal Palace) after the International Break.
FULL TIME – Newcastle 1v1 Liverpool (Coutinho 29′, Joselu 36′)