Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they host struggling Bournemouth this weekend.
The Blues have lost three of their last four top-flight games including last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Everton.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, have lost their last five league games and are now just a point above the relegation zone.
Chelsea won this fixture 2-0 last season and will be eager for a repeat performance on Saturday.
talkSPORT’s GameDay special will bring you full commentary from west London.
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Chelsea v Bournemouth: How to listen
The Premier League clash will get under way at 3pm on Saturday, December 14.
Full commentary from Stamford Bridge will be live on talkSPORT 2. Our coverage will start at 2pm.
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Chelsea v Bournemouth: What has been said?
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: “In these moments I try to be at my best, when things are most challenging.
“I’d like to think I’ve handled these situations before and I can do it again.
“We’re in a difficult moment with the injury list, there’s no denying that, but we’ll put out the best side we can.
“Frank [Lampard] and his team have done so well.
“It’s a different Chelsea this season but still a very effective team. But we feel, if we’re at our best, we can beat anyone.”
Chelsea v Bournemouth: Match stats
- Chelsea have alternated between defeat and victory in their four Premier League home games against Bournemouth, winning this exact fixture 2-0 last season.
- Since Bournemouth were promoted to the Premier League in 2015, only Liverpool (3) have beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the competition more often than the Cherries (2).
- None of the 15 meetings between Chelsea and Bournemouth in all competitions have ended in a draw, with the Blues winning 11 of those.
- Chelsea have lost three of their last four Premier League games (W1) – as many as they had in their previous 20 in the competition (W12 D5 L3).
- Bournemouth have lost their last five Premier League games – they last had a longer run of consecutive league defeats in September 1994 (a run of seven).
- Bournemouth have lost each of their last six Premier League games in London, conceding 20 goals in the process. In total they’ve won just six of their 24 top-flight games in the capital (D3 L15), with 33% of these victories coming at Chelsea.
- Chelsea have lost two of their eight Premier League home games this season (W4 D2), more than they did in the whole of 2018-19 under Maurizio Sarri (W12 D6 L1).
- Only Manchester City (337) have had more shots than Chelsea in the Premier League this season (274). The Blues’ average of 17.1 shots per game is their highest in a single campaign since 2013-14 (18.2).
- Tammy Abraham has scored in consecutive Premier League games at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea – the last Englishman to score in three home games in a row for the Blues was Frank Lampard in August 2010.
- Harry Wilson is Bournemouth’s top scorer in the Premier League this season with six goals. Five of those strikes have come away from home, accounting for 56% of the Cherries’ nine goals on the road this term.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Line-ups
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham.
Subs: Christensen, Pedro, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, James.
Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Stacey, Francis, Mepham, Rico, Gosling, Cook, Lerma, Billing, Fraser, King.
Subs: Boruc, Surman, Solanke, Stanislas, Simpson, Kilkenny, Dobre.
Referee: Graham Scott