Bruce upset with early goals
Newcastle’s sluggish starts are proving costly, and Bruce will be demanding his players produce a much brighter opening when they return to action at Selhurst Park.
“It’s something we’re going to have to address,” said the Newcastle boss. “Before we even start, we’re a goal down, so we’ll have to have a look at that and start better.
“It is a frustration, and we’ve got to make sure we get back to that defensive organisation that keeps you in a game.
“We were better in the second half and we went higher up the pitch and had some big moments, but unfortunately we couldn’t take one and Chelsea punished us with a poor goal that we gave away.
“I’m frustrated because we can’t get a result. I make no excuses, but we’ve played three of the top six in the last few weeks. It’s been difficult, but there was a lot to like about that second-half performance.”