Chelsea continued their 100% home record in the Premier League this season, as Newcastle United failed to pull off an unlikely league double. Oscar scored the first against the run of play in the first half, before Diego Costa slammed home a second to kill a spirited Newcastle side off.

Despite the score suggesting it was a stroll for the league leaders, the first 45 minutes were dominated by the visitors. In particular, Remy Cabella caught the eye, continually beating Cesar Azpilicueta – to the point where the Spaniard pulled a muscle trying to tackle him and was subbed off.

Moussa Sissoko came closest for Newcastle when he hit the angle of post and crossbar after a typical powerful run but a moment of stupidity from Fabricio Coloccini led to Oscar’s goal, which signalled the end of Newcastle’s challenge.

John Carver is still looking for his first win in temporary charge of his hometown club but any prospective manager’s looking at today’s performance would have been impressed by Newcastle’s start.

Former boss Alan Pardew seemingly grew frustrated by Cabella and consigned him to weeks on the bench but Carver restored the Frenchman into the starting XI against Mourinho’s title challengers.

It looked like an inspired move from the first whistle. Cabella continually ran at Chelsea’s defence, beating Azpilicueta and John Terry numerous times as Newcastle started brightly.

It was Cabella’s countryman who had the first effort of the match though. Sissoko – who has been linked with a move to PSG this week – broke forward and got in behind Kurt Zouma before cutting inside and firing a shot at Petr Cech.

Chelsea had started sluggishly. Cabella got it on the right and won a free-kick for handball against Nemanja Matic, before floating a cross into the box minutes later when he would have been better off driving into the box and committing Terry.

Newcastle were getting joy from wide positions. Vurnon Anita – another restored to the first team by Carver – whipped a cross in from the left but the sliding Ayoze Perez couldn’t connect from point blank range.

Cabella was the man most likely to provide the breakthrough though and it almost came when the Frenchman skinned Terry on the edge of the box and curled a shot which Cech done well to turn away.

Chelsea were being dominated. Mourinho was livid on the touchline but almost watched his side score from a lightning-quick counter, only for Costa to try and find a pass rather than shoot across Tim Krul.

Newcastle were instantly back on the front foot though and Sissoko went closer than anyone when he powered past Terry in the box before seeing his shot cannon back off the angle of post and bar.

But then came the sucker punch.

A routine clearance in the corner was messed up by Coloccini, who opted to touch the ball out of play for a corner, rather than smack it into the stand. The set piece was taken quickly by Willian and with Coloccini out of position, Oscar was given space to fire past Krul and give Chelsea a half-time lead.

Mourinho will certainly have given his side an earful in the changing room at half-time and when the teams emerged for the second period, there was only one team in it.

Newcastle barely troubled Cech, while Chelsea stretched their attacking muscles and Costa eventually doubled their lead to kill the Magpies off.

It was a beautiful goal, too. The home side had tried a more physical approach to the second half but their goal came from typically intricate skill.

A floated ball in from outside the box was excellently flicked via Hazard’s backheel to Costa, who took a touch before smacking a shot inside Krul’s post to end the contest.

Costa almost had a second later in the half when he dribbled past Williamson, Coloccini and Dummett but his shot was deflected over the bar by the recovering Newcastle captain.

Newcastle’s attempts at getting back into the match were ended by some cynical Chelsea challenges. Matic and Oscar both received bookings for dirty tackles on Cabella and Jack Colback, meaning Newcastle got nothing from their latest trip to the capital.