Newcastle manager: "I'm frustrated because we can't get a result," added Bruce, whose side have won once in five games. "I make no excuses but we've played three of the top six in the last few weeks."
"We were better in the second half and we went higher up the pitch and had some big moments.
"There was a lot to like about that second-half performance. Unfortunately, we couldn't take our chances and Chelsea punished us with a poor goal that we gave away."
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: "I'm pleased. It was a dangerous game for us. We lost here last season.
"We could have scored more goals - that was a frustration - but generally the lads dealt with it very well. It's a hugely important win."