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Chelsea vs Bournemouth Highlights: Chelsea ended their five-game winless run in insistent style with a convincing 2-0 win against Bournemouth in Premier League.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Highlights and Goals - Premier League

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Highlights

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Highlights

Chelsea dominated Bournemouth 2-0 on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge to mark their return to Premier League action. Early in the 1st half, Graham Potter’s team scored twice through Kai Havertz and Mason Mount before cruising to a convincing win over a rusty Bournemouth outfit.

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Even for a manager of Potter’s caliber, renowned for making numerous changes weekly, eight is a lot. However, their last game was six weeks ago, so meticulous modifications have been expected. James’ return is the main draw, although other players, including Kepa Arrizabalaga, Thiago Silva, Marc Cucurella, Denis Zakaria, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, and Kai Havertz also make an appearance.

Bournemouth traveled to Newcastle last week to compete in the League Cup. They replace Chris Mepham, Ryan Christie, and Jaidon Anthony with Lloyd Kelly, Jack Stacey, and Jefferson Lerma this week, making three lineup changes.

Chelsea promptly struck, seizing control of the match with their first Premier League goal since October. In the 16th minute, Mount’s sharp pass found Raheem Sterling unoccupied on the right wing. Amid Mark Travers’ rush, he expertly put a low ball for Havertz, who scored.

Bournemouth reacted forcefully for a brief period, but Chelsea quickly regained control, and eight minutes later, Mount increased their lead. Havertz took his time to find Mount once he had found it beyond the immediate neighborhood. Then Mount slammed a spectacular right-footed effort into the near post. Reece James and Sterling tested the goalkeeper Travers’ quickness just before halftime as the hosts put Bournemouth under pressure.

James could leave the field, but another injury took him off at Stamford Bridge after 52 minutes. Due to a knee injury, James has not been selected for the England World Cup team, but he is already back in the Chelsea lineup. Mount, in particular, continued giving Bournemouth trouble. Midway through the second half, he went on a decisive solo run and forced Travers into an incredible save.

With 11 minutes remaining, Bournemouth had its best chance. However, despite playing better in the second half, Gary O’Neil’s team had a miserable night as Ryan Christie could only shoot from a tight angle against Kepa’s knees after Denis Zakaria’s ball was cut out in midfield, allowing the visitors to advance aggressively. Credit to the victory, Chelsea now ranks ninth in the Premier League. Bournemouth sits three points above the relegation zone in 16th place.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Score | Premier League Highlights

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Score 1H 2H Final
Chelsea 2 0 2
Bournemouth 0 0 0

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Goals | Premier League

Chelsea – Kai Havertz – 16th Minute

Chelsea – Mason Mount – 24th Minute

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Lineups | Premier League Highlights

Chelsea Lineups: 3-4-2-1

β˜† Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
β˜† Thiago Silva
β˜† Kalidou Koulibaly
β˜† Reece James
β˜† Mark Cucurella
β˜† Dennis Zakaria
β˜† Mason Mount
β˜† Jorginho
β˜† Raheem Sterling
β˜† Christian Pulisic
β˜† Kai Havertz

Bournemouth Lineups: 4-4-2

β˜† Mark Travers (GK)
β˜† Lloyd Kelly
β˜† Adam Smith
β˜† Marcos Senesi
β˜† Jordan Cemura
β˜† Jefferson Lerma
β˜† Lewis Cook
β˜† Jack S. Tasey
β˜† Philip Billing
β˜† Dominic Solanke
β˜† Kiefer Moore

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Team news | Premier League Highlights

Chelsea:

Due to an ACL injury, Armando Broja is out for the remainder of the campaign. After the FIFA World Cup, Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic will have time to recover and won’t be playing.

Additionally sidelined with injuries are Wesley Fofana, N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mason Mount are also set to overcome their ailments and rejoin the team.

Bournemouth:

At St. James’ Park, Gary O’Neil was still able to use a sizable portion of his established starting lineup, despite the absences of Neto and David Brooks until the New Year and the requirement for last-minute health checks for Jefferson Lerma, Lloyd Kelly, and Marcus Tavernier.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Head-to-Head

In five Premier League home meetings against Bournemouth, Chelsea have won two and lost three.

In their last three league games against Chelsea, Bournemouth has earned seven points, more than they did in the previous seven encounters.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Match Statistics | Premier League

Chelsea:

The last time Chelsea lost six straight games in a row in all competitions was from October to November 1993, when Glenn Hoddle was in charge.

For the 1st time since February to March 1998, they risk losing four straight league games.

The Blues have gone 5 league games without a victory for the first time since a streak of seven games a decade ago.

Chelsea has dropped five of its 14 games in the top tier this season, one fewer than the total number of losses they suffered in the league last year.

On Christmas Day, Graham Potter’s team will finish outside the top six for the second time in 22 seasons, as they are currently ninth in the Premier League standings.

After 1993 and 2010, this is only the third time in the Premier League era that Chelsea will not play on Boxing Day.

Against Bournemouth, Raheem Sterling scored nine goals in nine Premier League games.

Bournemouth

In their last three Premier League games, Bournemouth scored eight goals, which is more than they had in their previous 11 games.

In 11 games in the top tier under the former midfielder, Bournemouth has earned 13 points. This is Gary O’Neil’s first game as permanent head coach.

More than any other team this season, the Cherries have allowed 32 Premier League goals, 24 of which have come in away games.

Since a 1-0 victory at Chelsea in December 2019, Bournemouth still needs to keep a clean sheet in any of their 17 away games in the top league.

With two goals and four assists over Bournemouth’s last eight Premier League goals, Marcus Tavernier had a direct hand in six of them.

Catch The Highlights | Chelsea vs Bournemouth | Premier League Highlights

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Conclusion | Premier League Highlights

Bolton lost 2-0 against Chelsea. Peep, peep First Premier League victory for Chelsea since the middle of October.

When Mason Mount, Reece James, and Kai Havertz played on the right flank, they created a lot of havoc in the first half and scored some excellent goals.

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