Bournemouth vs Chelsea Preview, Tips and Odds

Bournemouth and Chelsea will play their Premier League game on Wednesday night. The Cherries are 12th in the standings with 30 points and just three behind seven placed Watford. Their lead over the first team in the relegation zone is eleven points and they should feel safe about their future in the topflight, but Bournemouth have the 4th leakiest defence in the league and they have a lot of work to do in this department. Chelsea are 4th in the table, just 3 points clear of their chasers Arsenal and Manchester United. Gonzalo Higuain already made his debut in the weekend cup tie. Now Alvaro Morata is expected to depart to Atletico Madrid, while the future of young Callum Hudson-Odoi looks to be in Munich, after it was reported that he submitted a formal transfer request.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea Head to Head

Head to HeadLast gameLast H2H gamesLast games home/away
BournemouthLoss2 W/ 0 D/ 7 L0 W/ 0 D/ 3 L
ChelseaWin7 W/ 0 D/ 2 L3 W/ 0 D/ 0 L

Worth mentioning: Four of the last five meetings saw only one of the teams able to score, with Chelsea not conceding in three of those, while twice the games produced over 2,5 goals. Bournemouth have never won at home against the Blues, with their two wins coming on the road. Two of the three games at Dean Court produced over 3,5 goals and saw both teams scoring, but the most recent visit of Chelsea saw them edging a narrow win.

Last game between the clubs: 19.12.2018 Chelsea – Bournemouth 1:0; Eden Hazard 84′
Last game at this venue: 28.10.2017 Bournemouth – Chelsea 0:1; Eden Hazard 51′

Bournemouth vs Chelsea Stats

As of 28.01Last  gameLast 10 gamesLast 5 games home/away
BournemouthWin2 W/ 1 D/ 7 L2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L
ChelseaWin6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L3 W/ 0 D/ 2 L

Last game Bournemouth: 19.01.2019 Bournemouth – West Ham 2:0; Callum Wilson 53′, Joshua King 90′
Last game Chelsea: 27.01.2019 Chelsea – Sheffield Wednesday 3:0; Willian 26′ (penalty), 83′, Callum Hudson-Odoi 64′

Top performers Bournemouth: Callum Wilson 10 goals 5 assists, Joshua King 6 goals 2 assists, Ryan Fraser 5 goals 9 assists.
Top performers Chelsea: Eden Hazard 10 goals 10 assists, Pedro Rodriguez 7 goals 1 assist, Alvaro Morata 5 goals.

Last 10 gamesGoals scored:concededOver 2,5 goalsGoal/goalClean sheets

Worth mentioning: The Cherries from Bournemouth were on a run of five games without a win, prior to their last game against West Ham. Chelsea lost their two recent visits which were London derbies against Arsenal and Tottenham without scoring a single goal. The Blues last scored more than two goals in their visits back in late October, when they trashed Burnley 0:4.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea News

Missing players Bournemouth: Lewis Cook, Simon Francis and Dominic Solanke are definitely out, while the participation of Callum Wilson and Joshua King is under question.
Missing players Chelsea: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Marco van Ginkel, Daniel Drinkwater.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea to win
Gonzalo Higuain to score

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