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Mike Ashley has witnessed Newcastle's shortcomings, and he's the one who can do something about them

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This game showed Newcastle United for what they really are: a decent team, but a frustratingly incomplete one.

This team’s strengths, and its obvious weaknesses, were there for everyone to see at Stamford Bridge – and even a man who purportedly knows nothing about football, like Ashley, cannot have failed to have seen them.

Mike Ashley was at Stamford Bridge to witness this – his first appearance at a United game since early-November – and, if he doesn’t realise now that investment is desperately needed to keep the Magpies in the Premier League, then he never will.

A 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge against a Chelsea team who have an outside chance of competing for the Premier League title is by no means embarrassing.

But this was Newcastle’s eighth defeat in eight appearances against the top-six sides; the majority of those games have been close affairs, but on every occasion the Magpies have fallen short of claiming a result.

But what they lack is genuine quality in the final third.

In 22 Premier League games this season, Newcastle have found the back of the net just 16 times; only bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town have scored fewer goals.
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