Reasons for Bournemouth vs Chelsea Tip
One of the biggest challenges for the reigning champions will be this Saturday. In the closing fixture or Saturday’s programme, Chelsea is traveling to Bournemouth. They will be facing the home team which has improved a lot since the start of the season. Vitality Stadium is their stronghold, and Chelsea needs to prove that they are still in the race to defend the title.
After an awful start, the Cherries woke up recently and they are slowly beginning to collect points. They are still in the relegation zone, but with a tendency to go upwards. After they defeated Stoke away from home, 1-2, they eliminated Middlesborough in the English Football League Cup this Tuesday, 3-1. But the most significant improvement of this assembly are the games at home at Vitality Stadium. In the past 4 matches, Bournemouth recorded three victories and one draw, keeping the clean sheets on two occasions. There are many problems for Eddie Howe considering injuries. The biggest blow will be Jermain Defoe’s absence. Tyrone Mings, Federici, and Smith are also unavailable for Saturday.
Chelsea is facing many difficulties, and we are not too sure whether Antonio Conte’s team has the strength to overcome it. They have recorded two wins in a row in just four days, but still, this isn’t reassuring. The game against Everton in the English Football League Cup was the fifth one in a row in which the Blues allowed at least one goal, 4-1. The defensive part of the team is not up to the task in the recent performances. After 4 straight wins away from Stamford Bridge, Chelsea slipped at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace who scored the first goals of the season in that event, 2-1. N’golo Kante and Victor Moses are still injured, and they are not going to help in this match.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea Head to Head
Chelsea is confident against their opponent. 9 games, 7 wins, and 2 defeats are the current record. Chelsea won the past three meetings, scoring at least three goals in all of them.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction and Betting Tips
From the recent performances of both teams, this is undoubtedly going to be one pretty intense match. As a result, high number of goals is expected in Bournemouth. Over 2.5 is the first suggestion for Saturday’s fixture.
The second one would be Chelsea to win, however. If the Blues do not record all 3 point here, they are definitely going to be out of the race for the championship title. Chelsea cannot afford to calculate anything, and they will need to play with full strength. If by any chance Conte boys fail we’re going to to rely on them in future.