Despite an air of positivity surrounding Newcastle after their excellent showing in the transfer window and their victory over Aston Villa, it would have been tough to believe the club could remain in form against a heavily-favored Chelsea side.
Moussa Sissoko made it happen.
After a fantastic debut against Villa, Sissoko scored two excellent second-half goals to give the Toon back-to-back wins and 15th in the Premier League table.
Wonder goals from Frank Lampard and Juan Mata were enough to surpass a first-half header from Jonas Gutierrez, but not enough to take a point back to Stamford Bridge.
It was a complete performance for Newcastle, who look like a club on the rise after a lackluster first half of the season.
Momentum is important in football, and the Magpies definitely have it.