Bournemouth have been struggling to star this season in the Premier League and have improved their performance and started building some form with 2 straight wins in a row against Stoke City and Middlesbrough as Chelsea head to the Vitality Stadium to take on them. Bournemouth will be happy that some of their key players who performed well from last season are slowly getting back into form with the likes of Afobe, Stanislas, Charlie Daniels, Ryan Fraser who have all contributed goals or assists in the recent weeks. Bournemouth still has not been able to solve their defensive crisis however, conceding goals in 7 out of 8 Premier League games played until now.
Chelsea have been going through a major defensive crisis themselves, and have been unable to shut up shop at the back and conceded goals in 7 out of their last 8 games played in all competitions.
This has resulted in Chelsea slipping up 6 points with losses to Crystal Palace and Manchester City. Chelsea have leaked a total of 7 goals in their last 4 encounters; which will not make manager Antonio Conte happy, but an injury to key defensive midfielder Kante to give the defensive protection; things haven’t worked out smoothly. On the offensive side, Alvaro Morata has just recently come back from injury but has yet to make an impact over his last 2 appearances; and Conte will be hoping this could be the kind of game away from home where he could live up to his billing like he did early on in the season.
Both teams have seen 67% of their matches for this season go over 2.5 goals; while 7 out of the last 8 games for Chelsea have seen a minimum of 3 goals being scored; that is my entry into this game.
Over 2.5 Goals