A last minute winner gave Chelsea a scarcely deserved three points – continuing a run of good fortune for the Londoners in the competition.
“I think in terms of the timing of the goal you could agree there was an element of luck because it was the last action of the game but when you get a win against such a good team as them you deserve it,” di Matteo said.
“It was a game we needed to win and we achieved that under a lot of pressure. We need to get something out of our last games now.”
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.