Bournemouth vs Chelsea : All You Need To Know About The Premier League Match
Bournemouth will host Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening having recorded back-to-back victories in all competitions over the course of the last seven days.
The same can be said of the visitors, but head coach Antonio Conte remains unhappy with the level of performances being produced by his squad.
Match Details :
Date: Saturday, October 28.
Time: 5:30 p.m. BST/12:30 p.m. ET.
Venue : Vitality Stadium ( Bournemouth)
TV Broadcast: BT Sport (UK), NBCSN (U.S.)
Live Streaming Link : BT Sport app (UK), NBC Sports Live (U.S.), Fox Sports Go (U.S.), fuboTV (U.S.)
Team News :
Chelsea could be boosted by the return of N’Golo Kante, with the Frenchman having recovered from a hamstring injury sooner than expected.
Danny Drinkwater will likely return to the bench after playing an hour in midweek, while Conte will hope to be able to call upon Tiemoue Bakayoko after the midfielder sat out the last two games.
Afobe is likely to start in attack for the Cherries, with Wilson having to make do with a place on the bench.
Howe has suggested that Jack Simpson – who made his debut in the EFL Cup in midweek – is nearing an appearance in the Premier League, but the 20-year-old is unlikely to feature against the Blues.
Joshua King should be in contention to start after missing the trip to the Potteries due to illness.
Likely XIs :
Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Begovic; A.Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels; Ibe, Cook, Surman, Stanislas; King; Afobe
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill; Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard, Morata.
Head To Head Records :
Saturday’s match will represent just the 10th time in which these two teams have met in a competitive fixture, with Chelsea recording seven wins in comparison to two victories for Bournemouth.
While Bournemouth did emerge victorious from the first-ever Premier League match between the sides, Chelsea have won the last three contests, scoring 10 goals in the process.
Bournemouth have only won once against Chelsea on home territory, which came in 1988 when the two teams played each other for the first time.
Bournemouth 2-3 Chelsea
Bournemouth have shown in the past that they are able to produce their best performances when welcoming a big club to the south coast. However, on this occasion, we are backing Chelsea – who are not finding goals hard to come by – to edge the Cherries out in a thriller.