The Debrief: Rampant Reece, record possession and away day joy

As his touch map above shows, the majority of his 86 touches in the game came in the Newcastle half, with Tuchel urging his wing-backs to consistently contribute in the final third prior to the match. 

Of the game’s starters, only Edou Mendy finished with a higher pass completion rate than the England international’s 95 per cent, while his three shots on target were as many as the rest of the Chelsea team combined.

In all competitions, James has now been involved in seven goals this season (four goals, three assists), more than any team-mate. After two goals in his first 61 Premier League appearances, he now has three in his last two, another indication that he is mastering the art of playing as a wing-back.