Bournemouth v Chelsea - Match Preview

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The Blues travel to Bournemouth this afternoon in what will be a fight for nothing but three points at Dean Court.

Kick-off: Saturday 5.30pm

Venue: Vitality Stadium

Last season: Bournemouth 1 Chelsea 3

Live: BT Sport 1

Referee: Craig Pawson

TEAM NEWS

Bournemouth could be without striker Josh King, however Jermain Defoe is set to return after missing their last two league and cup games with a hamstring injury.

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Victor Moses remain sidelined by hamstring injuries, whereas Danny Drinkwater is unlikely to start despite making his debut in midweek.

MATCH FACTS (BBC)

  • Chelsea have won seven of nine league and cup meetings with Bournemouth.
  • The Blues lost their first Premier League game against the Cherries, at Stamford Bridge in December 2015, but have won the subsequent three meetings (including two trips to the Vitality Stadium), scoring a total of 10 goals.
  • Bournemouth's only previous home win against Chelsea came in the second tier on 3 September 1988