Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits they struggled to contain Eden Hazard in defeat to Chelsea last night.

Hazard scored from the spot and created Fernando Torres' effort in the 2-0 win.

"He is a difficult player because he travels with the ball and buys time and when you have someone who can do that you can time your runs off it," Pardew said.

"He just has a kind of nonchalance about him that marks him out as a great player, every time he got the ball today he made the right decision - he has made a difference to Chelsea."