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Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction & Betting tips
Bournemouth has the somewhat thankless task of trying to make the title race exciting. The team has proven that it can take points against big teams, but also succeed at Chelsea?
Eddie Howe fails even to keep his team constantly over time, depending on what you mean by long time. Bournemouth grabs his points as a fairly fixed pattern; First a series of games will be lost, only to continue a series of games unbeaten. Currently Bournemouth is such a middle range where it remains as undefeated.
Last week Bournemouth went to visit Liverpool and it seemed that The Cherries still on would run against one defeat. A few minutes before Joshua King, however, equalized and Bournemouth was still a point home: 2-2. Earlier in the match Bournemouth had been a 0-1 lead handed over and let it happen even odds at 0-2, so the 2-2 Howe was eventually satisfied, although there might have been more.
Of the last eight battle it out to Bournemouth played against Chelsea, the six lost. Also this weekend is a loss, of course, thick, but Bournemouth can feel encouraged by the victory Crystal Palace last weekend managed to book at Stamford Bridge. Additionally Bournemouth has nothing to play for and in case of Bournemouth is very positive. There is thus no pressure on this game.
Probable lineup AFC Bournemouth
Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Fraser, Arter, Wilshere, Pugh, King, Afobe
This Chelsea reminds the team that José Mourinho had initially under his wing. This is particularly hard to beat Chelsea, whether it plays at home or away. Under Antonio Conte took Chelsea 33 points in fifteen away games. Only twice in club history Chelea picked up more points in away matches; there were 35 in 2003/2004 and 38 in 2004/2005. That means that record could still be improved.
Last Wednesday Chelsea took it against Manchester City at home. After the highly unexpected home defeat against Crystal Palace was very important for Chelsea to win this match, otherwise the title race could just be even more exciting. After a difficult first half but Chelsea did what it had to do and won 2-1. Especially seen in the second half Chelsea showed that football can tremendously dominant, without much does the ball.
The only problem with Chelsea at the moment, is Diego Costa. The striker does not score as much as he did at the beginning of the season. He already has three games in a row not scored. Never made Costa four games in a row no goal in the Premier League. In that respect, we can again expect something from him, but in his last five away games, he made only one goal.
Probable lineup Chelsea
Courtois, Zouma, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Matic, Kanté, Alonso, Willian, Costa, Hazard
Bournemouth vs Chelsea head to head
26.12.16 PL Chelsea Bournemouth 3 : 0
23.04.16 PL Bournemouth Chelsea 1 : 4
05.12.15 PL Chelsea Bournemouth 0 : 1