Chelsea vs Bournemouth
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Chelsea vs Bournemouth | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Chelsea are hoping to return to the top of the Premier League having struggled in their title defence last season. Maurizio Sarri has been brought in to try and make the Blues genuine title challengers again this season. Bournemouth have established themselves as a Premier League team under Eddie Howe. The Cherries finished 12th last season after a poor start and will be hoping to they can maintain their good start to this campaign to finish in the top half of the table.
Chelsea will consider this a must-win game if they are to push Manchester City and possibly Liverpool for the title this season. Sarri knows he cannot drop points against teams who are considered inferior and Chelsea will be expected to win this match without too much concern. Bournemouth know they will not be judged by the result of this game but what a massive boost it would be if they could pull off a shock win at Stamford Bridge. Having remained undefeated in their three league games this season, even a point would be a great result for Bournemouth.
Maurizio Sarri could not have asked for a better start to life at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have taken maximum points from their three Premier League games to date, including a 2-1 win at Newcastle last Sunday. The Blues began their campaign with a good 3-0 win at Huddersfield before defeating London rivals Arsenal 3-2 in an entertaining match at Stamford Bridge.
Bournemouth were handed a good fixture to start the new season playing Cardiff City at home. The relegation favourites looked nervous and Bournemouth took full advantage to win 2-0. The match at West Ham was always going to be more difficult but the Cherries came away with a good 2-1 win before battling back against 10 man Everton to take a point at home last week.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth | Head to Head
Chelsea and Bournemouth have met just 12 times in their history, with Chelsea holding the advantage having won 9 games to Bournemouth’s 3 wins. Chelsea have won 5 of the last 6 meetings between the teams although Bournemouth won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last season.
Odds and Predictions
Chelsea have a 100% record to defend in this game and the bookmakers believe they will make light work of Bournemouth. Bookies offering just 1.28 for Chelsea to take maximum points while Bournemouth are out at 9.00 despite their strong start to the season. The draw is also available at 5.75. All three of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season have seen over 2.5 goals and Bournemouth have twice seen over 2.5 goals. This suggests we could see goals in this game and you can get 2.50 for Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals. Eden Hazard has been slowly reintroduced to the Chelsea team following the World Cup and the Belgian should start this game. Hazard scored from the spot against Newcastle and is on offer at 3.5 to score the first goal of the match.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth | Top Betting Tip: Chelsea (2-0)
Bournemouth will set themselves up to be tough to beat in this game but Chelsea have shown enough this season to suggest they can break them down. It may not be a run-away victory for Chelsea but they should maintain their 100% start to the season.