Match Today: Chelsea vs Bournemouth 27-12-2022 English Premier League
Chelsea face Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. The hosts went into a tailspin just before the break, losing their last three competitive matches culminating in a 1-0 defeat away to Newcastle United in Round 16.
Chelsea's only action during the break was a friendly match against Aston Villa. As they lost 1-0, although coach Graham Potter chose to field a heavily rotating squad. The Blues now sit eighth in the league with six wins, three draws and five defeats in 14 matches, which puts them 21 points adrift of the top four by eight points.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth
They will face up against a Bournemouth side who put up an encouraging run of results before the break, winning 4-1 at Everton in the EFL Cup which was followed up by a 3-0 win over Everton again in the Premier League.
The Cherry currently occupies the fourteenth place in the standings, with four wins, four draws, and seven defeats, which puts them with 16 points and three points above the relegation zone. Bournemouth will try to bounce back here after being knocked out of the UEFA Cup on Tuesday with a 1-0 defeat away to Newcastle. The visitors have managed just one win in seven away trips in the Premier League so far this season.
Bournemouth against Chelsea
Chelsea fans will be wary of the team's attacking slump for the time being as the Blues have now failed to score in four consecutive games including their friendly loss to Aston Villa.
This means it has now gone 390 minutes of football without scoring for Chelsea since he last scored in the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb at the start of November. With that being said, they must be confident of finishing this run here as Bournemouth conceded 24 goals as the away team. This is classic right where Chelsea are and we expect them to walk away with the three points.