Chelsea want to hit the floor strolling once they go back to Premier League motion with a domestic sport towards Bournemouth.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth EPL Week 17
The Blues suffered 3 immediately defeats earlier than the World Cup and that run has left them 9 factors adrift of the pinnacle 4. They have now no longer misplaced 4 pinnacle-flight video games in succession because 1998.
Chelsea will kick-off at Stamford Bridge down in 9th region and Graham Potter is aware of his aspect want to make up that deficit withinside the race for Champions League qualification.
Bournemouth are 14th withinside the table, 3 factors above the relegation zone, and appointed Gary O`Neil as their head instruct on a everlasting foundation ultimate month.
- Competition: Premier League
- Week: 17
- Stadium: Stamford Bridge
- Temp: 10°C
- Referee: Simon Hooper
- Linesman: Adrian Holmes
- Linesman: Mark Scholes
- 4th Official: Thomas Bramall
- VAR Official: David Coote
- Asst. VAR Official: Constantine Hatzidakis
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As if Chelsea have been now no longer already starved of attacking guile, the Blues misplaced Armando Broja to a season-finishing ACL harm throughout their pleasant with Aston Villa, and he can be certainly considered one among at the least seven assured absentees for the Blues on Tuesday.
Morocco`s Hakim Ziyech and Croatia’s Mateo Kovacic can be given extra time to get better after the World Cup, at the same time as Wesley Fofana, N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also are withinside the remedy room.
Mason Mount and Kepa Arrizabalaga ought to get over calf and foot issues in time to make the squad, however simplest the previous is stated to have a terrific danger of shaking off his concern, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can be out to attain for the second one time towards Bournemouth on Boxing Day after doing so for Arsenal in 2019.
Bournemouth boss O’Neil has additionally been running with a ravaged squad for extraordinary reasons, as among 8 and 10 gamers fell sufferer to a deadly disease earlier than the assembly with Newcastle, consisting of Ben Pearson, Joe Rothwell and Ryan Fredericks.
O’Neil become nonetheless capin a position to name upon a terrific bite of his settled first XI at St James’ Park, despite the fact that Neto and David Brooks are out till the New Year, at the same time as Jefferson Lerma, Lloyd Kelly and Marcus Tavernier will all want ultimate-minute health tests.
The Cherries train expects Lerma to get better from a sore knee in time for Tuesday’s match, wherein Jaidon Anthony must deputise at the left if Tavernier – who has each scored and assisted in his ultimate Premier League games – isn’t surpassed fit.
Chelsea`s horrid run of shape earlier than the Premier League took a spoil for the FIFA World Cup might be some thing the Chelsea lovers might be trying to neglect about as they wish for his or her aspect to pop out on pinnacle towards Bournemouth on the Bridge.
Chelsea 3-1 AFC Bournemouth
Chelsea expected starting lineup: Mendy; Chalobah; Silva, Koulibaly- James, Jorginho; Gallagher, Cucurella- Mount- Aubameyang; Sterling
Bournemouth expected starting lineup: Travers; Smith- Mepham, Senesi, Zemura- Christie, Cook- Lerma, Anthony- Billing; Solanke