Chelsea v Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 29, 2018
Stamford Bridge - Premier League
Chelsea host Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in midweek looking to extend their long unbeaten Premier League run this season.
Chelsea have won their last five meetings against Bournemouth in the Premier League ahead of their meeting this week, with an aggregate score of 13-4 in those games.
Bournemouth won their first ever Premier League game against Chelsea, beating them 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in 2015.
Chelsea are hopeful of welcoming back goalkeeper Thiabut Courtois from an ankle injury ahead of the visit of Eddie Howe's side. However Antonio Conte will be without three first team players - with David Luiz, Alvaro Morata and Willian all set to miss out.
The Cherries will hand Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter a late fitness test ahead of the trip to west London, as he recovers from a bout of flu.
Tyrone Mings and Jermain Defoe are both still out injured until at least February.
Chelsea v Bournemouth Preview and Predicitons
Chelsea are on a fine recent run of eight games unbeaten in the Premier League ahead of Bouremouth's visit, and Conte will be determined to keep that run going as he looks to secure a top four spot.
Howe's side have improved since Christmas, and they head to Chelsea with no defeats in their last five league games, including a fine home win against Arsenal.
Despite Bournemouth's improving form, they may find Chelsea just a little to hot to handle, and those should have just enough to pick up a key win - priced at 2/7.
Aside from their 4-0 win over Brighton, Chelsea have not been on fire in attack in recent weeks - with three 0-0 draws preceding that win. with that in mind, tis could be a low scorer, with Chelsea to score 2 or less goals priced at 9/4.
Chelsea to win 1-0 at 7/1
The Blues are in strong, if not exactly free flowing, form and they look set to pick up another valuable three points in their quest to secure Champions League football for next season.
Eden Hazard to score first at 3/1
Belgian international has been in sensational recent form for Chelsea, scoring three goals in his last three Premier League appearances and providing the spark that has boosted Chelsea in 2018.