Match Date: Sat, 14-Dec-19
Kick-Off Time: 15:00 GMT
Chelsea‘s last game in the UEFA Champions League – 2019/2020 – Champions League Grp. H was on Tue, 10-Dec-19. The match ended in a W for this game’s hosts with a final score of Chelsea 2 : 1 Lille.
Bournemouth‘s last game in the Premier League – 2019/2020 was on Sat, 07-Dec-19. The match ended in a L for this game’s guests with a final score of Bournemouth 0 : 3 Liverpool.
Chelsea are currently sitting higher in the league table. They are in slot number 4 in the standings. After 16 rounds so far, they have 29 points from 9 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. The team scored 31 goals and conceded 24 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference +7.
Bournemouth are number 15 in the league table standings. After 16 rounds so far, they have 16 points from 4 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. The team scored 18 goals and conceded 24 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference -6.
Antonio Rudiger made his first appearance since September in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Lille but it remains to be seen whether he is fit enough to play twice in such a short period of time given his time out.
With Fikayo Tomori expected to miss out, Andreas Christensen is the first option to sub in for either centre-back on Saturday. Olivier Giroud is also a doubt but wouldn’t have started here, while Ross Barkley was back on the bench in midweek after overcoming illness.
Mason Mount, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi will hope to benefit from any rotation applied by Frank Lampard on Saturday after only managing to make the bench in midweek.
Nathan Ake is expected to miss out against his former club after suffering a hamstring injury in last weekend’s defeat to Liverpool. Callum Wilson also picked up a knock in the loss and is a doubt for the visit to Stamford Bridge.
With Steve Cook also sidelined, Jack Simpson will likely partner Chris Mepham at the back for the Cherries.
Harry Wilson missed defeat to Liverpool due to the terms in his loan agreement between the two clubs but will return to the starting XI on Saturday.
Dominic Solanke drew a blank against one former club last weekend and will now try to score his first league goal for Bournemouth against another former employer on Saturday.
Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling will push for starts if Eddie Howe makes changes in a bid to arrest their alarming slump in form.
Chelsea‘s top scorer this season is T. Abraham with 11 goals so far this season. Willian has assisted the most with 3 assists since the start of the campaign.
Bournemouth‘s top scorer this season is H. Wilson with 6 goals so far this season. R. Fraser has assisted the most with 3 assists since the start of the campaign.
Head To Head
When it comes to direct head to head meetings between these two sides, Chelsea‘s winning record is 4/6. The visitors’ record is 2/6. 0/6 is the draw record between them.
The last match between the two side was on 30-01-2019 and the final score was Bournemouth 4 : 0 Chelsea.
Both teams to score @ 1.90 – BET HERE
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 – BET HERE