Bournemouth v Chelsea Betting Preview | 28th October
In our Bournemouth v Chelsea betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats and facts, popular bets and more for Saturday evening’s Premier League fixture.
Bournemouth v Chelsea Betting Preview
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Chelsea look for their first clean-sheet in seven games when they visit struggling Bournemouth in the late kick-off on Saturday.
The visitors can consolidate their fourth placed position with a win while the hosts will be hoping to escape the relegation zone, currently lying in 19th.
The Cherries are only one point from safety however, after their 2-1 victory over Stoke. That was their first win in four matches in the league however while only managing three goals.
Chelsea look to stretch their three-match unbeaten run in all competitions following successive victories, 2-1 and 4-2 over Everton and Watford respectively. Roma rescued a point against the current Premier League champions, in the Champions League after the Blues had strode into a 3-1 lead.
Hosts Bournemouth could be without leading scorer Josh King as well as Ryan Fraser who are both doubtful.
The away side are without midfielders N’golo Kante and Victor Moses who are injured.
Danny Drinkwater made his debut against Everton in the league cup midweek after recovering from injury.
Potential Bournemouth Starting XI: Begovic, Stanislas, Cook, Francis, Smith, Ake, Surman, Cook, Daniels, King, Defoe
Potential Chelsea Starting XI: Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Pedro, Morata, Hazard
Stats & Facts
Bournemouth have scored just once in four matches against current top 6 opponents and have failed to score in two of their previous four.
Josh King is Bournemouth’s top scorer and only player to have found the net on more than one occasion this season, despite having not featured in the Cherries’ last two fixtures.
Chelsea have failed to score just once in their previous eight matches, but kept just one clean-sheet. They have scored two or more in their previous three outings.
New signing, Alvaro Morata, has six goals in seven appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea.
Head To Head
- These two sides have met just four times.
- Bournemouth won the last meeting, 1-0, but Chelsea won all the previous three.
Bournemouth – 24/5, Draw – 16/5, Chelsea – 8/13
- Chelsea to win to nil – 2/1
- Chelsea and over 2.5 goals – 13/10