Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Premier League preview and betting prediction
|Eden Hazard and Chelsea would hope to make it four wins in four before the international break on Saturday against Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. Photo credit: Getty Images|
Chelsea vs Bournemouth
Saturday 1st September
If you want some crisp entertainment, whatever you’re up to by 3:00pm on Saturday, don’t miss this fixture.
Bournemouth are one side that doesn’t know what defeat feels like, just when you think you have their backs to the ground, like dust, they rise again, ask Everton.
Two goals down and one man up, they rallied back at the Vitality stadium to earn a point, although they eventually evened up numerically with a red card of their own not long after Theo Walcott’s goal, Adam Smith followed Richarlison for an early bath.
At St James’s Park, Chelsea had to sweat for their perfect start to coach Maurizio Sarri’s reigns, the Magpies were not going to let them run off with the win, Joselu cancelled out Eden Hazard’s opener from the spot but American right back, Yedlin managed to turn in Marcus Alonso’s shot, there was little the young defender could do to that to be honest.
Chelsea with their mesmerizing pressing game up against a fleet-footed attacking Bournemouth side, talking history, the Cherries did get one over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season, 3-0 at the end of January, they will draw inspiration from that as Chelsea are still susceptible at the back.
Whatever happens, you will enjoy this fixture.
Verdict: Chelsea to win