Chelsea were unable to continue their momentum after beating Arsenal as they were beaten 2-0 by Newcastle United at St James' Park on Saturday.
The Blues got off to a good start and hit the woodwork 13 minute in when Juan Mata whipped in a corner and John Terry sent his header crashing into crossbar.
The Blues captain then had another header cleared off the line by Frank Lampard while Moussa Sissoko was denied by Petr Cech at the other end after smart work from Loic Remy.
Conditions for the game were not great with the rain really coming down at St James' Park but the Magpies improved after the break as Cech had to hold a volley from Remy 14 minutes in.
Yoan Gouffran then fired a shot at goal from distance which Cech tipped around the post but the goalkeeper could not keep him out three minutes later when he nodded home from a Yohan Cabaye free-kick.
Terry made a sublime tackle to stop Remy five minutes later while Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa seemed to block Samuel Eto'o in the 73rd minute but the referee waved play on.
The Cameroonian then drew a stunning block from Mathieu Debuchy after Tim Krul had denied Willian in the 79th minute while Eden Hazard sent a shot wide as Chelsea looked for a late equaliser.
Newcastle were still looking dangerous though and Remy would wrap things up with minutes to go when he thumped a neat finish in off the post.