While there were promising signs at the start of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure at the Blues, defeats to West Ham and Nottingham Forest in the first four games raised questions.
Anything less than a victory on the south coast would plunge the club into further crisis, albeit with the assumption that the sweeping changes made over the summer would take some time to take hold.
Here you will find everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Bournemouth vs Chelsea is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. (BST).
The host is the Vitality Stadium (Dean Court) in Bournemouth.
Where to watch Bournemouth vs Chelsea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League And Sky Sports Ultra HDR.
Live broadcast: Subscribers can watch via the live stream Sky Go app.
LIVE reporting: Follow the action Standard sportis the special match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will provide on-site expert analysis.
News about the team Bournemouth vs. Chelsea
Lewis Cook is available for the Cherries after returning from injury before the international break against Brentford, while Adam Smith and Marcus Tavernier are back in training.
Luis Sinisterra could make his debut, alongside Tyler Adams – a player Chelsea were close to signing.
The Blues still have a long injury list.
However, Reece James is believed to be close to his return and Armando Broja is expected to be on the bench on Sunday. Meanwhile, Mykhailo Mudryk should be fit.
Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nknunku, Romeo Lavia and Benoit Badiashile are some of the names not involved.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea prediction
The Cherries are yet to win under new management, despite showing promising results themselves. However, Chelsea definitely have to win and have the quality to do so.
Chelsea wins 3-1.
Head-to-head history (h2h) and results
Bournemouth wins: 5
Chelsea wins: 13
Current odds for Bournemouth vs Chelsea
Bournemouth to win: 10/3
Chelsea to win: 7/10
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.
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