Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth: Match Preview, Injury News & STRONGEST Starting Lineup

Chelsea will host newly promoted AFC Bournemouth on Saturday as the Blues try to continue their slow and gradual revival after a poor start to the current premier league season.

The Blues know this will be another step on the road to recovery and will be looking to claim all three points when they host the Cherries on Saturday.

The Blues are currently struggling to score goals and have scored just one goal in their last three league encounter but will face a side who has the joint worst defensive record in the league.

The blues sit 14th on the league table after their draw with Tottenham and Mourinho knows this month will be very important if his team will finish in the top 4.

Bournemouth is currently in the bottom three of the league table haven won just one of their games away from home this season. The Cherries haven’t won a game in more than 2 months and have very difficult festive fixtures to play, A win against Mourinho’s men might just give the newly promoted side the needed confidence boost.

AFC Bournemouth played a thrilling 3-3 draw with Everton last weekend.

Injuries:

The Blues will likely have all their players available to face AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, Mourinho has confirmed that Radamel Falcao, Thibaut Courtois, John Terry and Ramires are all in line to face the Cherries.

Stats:

The Blues have won their last three games against Bournemouth without conceding a goal. Both teams have met five times since the inception of both clubs, the Blues have won four times and the Cherries have won just once.

Chelsea’s predicted line up:

                   Begovic

Ivanovic. Zouma.  Cahill.   Azpilicueta

             Matic.      Fabregas.

Willian.       Oscar.        Hazard.

                   Costa

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