Chelsea vs Bournemouth Prediction and Analysis
Chelsea are back in action for the first time since the Premier League break when they host Bournemouth.
The Blues are in a difficult period under Graham Potter.
The three consecutive losses in the Premier League have dropped the team to 8th place before this round, 8 points from the Champions League zone .
In the Chelsea camp there were several people committed to their national teams during the World Cup.
But most of them should already be online.
Bournemouth snapped a black run of 4 straight league defeats with a fine win over Everton just ahead of WC 2022.
This could give confidence to the visitors that they will be able to take something from today's meeting.
Moreover, Chereshki have a positive balance of their last 3 matches with Chelsea in the Premier League (2-1-0).
Chelsea - statistics and info
Chelsea saw a major dip in performance ahead of the World Cup break.
Let's exclude the wins over Dinamo Zagreb and Salzburg in the Champions League.
It then turns out that the Lions are without success in England for 7 matches in a row (0-2-5) .
Of which the last one was a friendly – a 0-1 loss to Aston Villa.
In these 7 games, the Blues have lost 3 in a row in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, they were also kicked out of the League Cup tournament after losing 0-2 to Man City.
So Graham Potter and his players see in this household a real opportunity to return to victories .
But will they succeed?
Bournemouth - statistics and info
Bournemouth were thrashed 9-0 at Anfield and 4-0 away from Manchester City this season.
But after the blow they received from Liverpool, they lost only 1 of their next 6 visits by more than one goal (0-2 against West Ham).
The Cherries have definitely been better defensively since Gary O'Neill took over .
It is likely that the manager will bet on a tighter defensive line in this away game against Chelsea.
In an attempt to get something out of this match against the recently underperforming London giants .
Bournemouth were eliminated from the FA League Cup last week.
After conceding a narrow 0-1 loss away to high-flying Newcastle.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineups: Mehndi; Chalobah, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Gallagher, Cucurella; Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling
Out: Ziech, Kovacic
Injured: Broja, Fofana, Kante, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Chucumeka
Substitutes: Mount, Arizabalagá
Composition: Travers; Smith, Mepham, Senesi, Zemura; Christy, Cook, Lerma, Anthony; Billing, Solanke
Injured: Net, Brooks
Substitutes: Lerma, Kelly, Tavernier
Info: During the week, between 8 and 10 players fell victim to the virus, including Pearson, Rothwell and Fredericks.
League standings and form