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Bournemouth vs Chelsea predictions: Premier League tips, odds & team news

Bournemouth vs Chelsea predictions: tips, odds & team news

Chelsea will be hoping to get their season up and running when they face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).

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Bournemouth vs Chelsea odds


*Odds correct as of 19:15 on September 16

The Mauricio Pochettino era at Stamford Bridge hasn’t got off to the best of starts, with Chelsea in the bottom half of the table once again. The Blues have won just one of their opening four games with two defeats and a draw, showing Pochettino there is a lot of work to be done even with the big spending in the summer. Chelsea kicked off the campaign with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool which promised positives but they followed that up with a defeat away to West Ham. The Blues did get their first win under Pochettino by beating Luton, and there was a laboured victory over AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup. But Chelsea entered the international break with a home defeat to Nottingham Forest and a terrible performance.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, are below Chelsea in the table and still chasing their first win but the fixture list hasn’t been kind. The Cherries are the highest placed of the winless reams in the Premier League, with two points from their opening four games, coming at either end of the opening period. Bournemouth opened the campaign, their first under Andoni Iraola, with a 2-2 draw against West Ham — the only team to take points off the Hammers so far. However, they then fell in defeats to Liverpool and Tottenham before seeing a win snatched away by a late goal in their 2-2 draw against Brentford last time out.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea predictions

Bournemouth vs Chelsea: Predictions

Bet Prediction CopyBet odds
BTTS? Yes 4/7
Correct Score Bournemouth 2-1 Chelsea 13/1
First Goalscorer Dominic Solanke 15/2

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The stats behind our Bournemouth vs Chelsea predictions:

  • Chelsea have taken just nine points from their 12 Premier League away games in 2023.
  • Chelsea have conceded the opening goal in four of their five games across all competitions this season.
  • Dominic Solanke has scored two goals in the Premier League this season.
  • Bournemouth have scored in three of their four Premier League matches.
  • Bournemouth’s four games have seen 12 goals scored.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea match tip

Double Chance: Bournemouth/Draw @ 1/1 with CopyBet

This will be Chelsea’s second away league game of the season and there aren’t many reasons for Blues fans to be optimistic. The London club have lost their last three away matches (albeit since a win at Bournemouth) and have taken just nine points on the road in the Premier League in 2023. No Premier League team has take fewer points this year of those who have featured in both the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea Bet-Builder tip

Bournemouth to score first > BTTS > Raheem Sterling to score anytime

Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet across all competitions this season and have conceded the first goal of the game in seven of their last eight Premier League matches.

Raheem Sterling has a fantastic record in his 14 matches against the Cherries across all competitions, scoring 11 goals, providing four assists and being on the winning side every single time. He’s only failed to score or assist in ONE of his 11 Premier League games against them. The forward has also had more touches inside the opposition box than any other player in Europe’s top seven leagues so far this season (49) and needs just one more goal to become just the third Englishman to score 100+ Premier League goals since the beginning of the 2015/16 campaign after Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea team news


Bournemouth team news

In  Out Doubtful
Luis Sinisterra Alex Scott, Ryan Fredericks, Tyler Adams Dango Outtara

Bournemouth will still be without new signings Alex Scott and Tyler Adams, but Luis Sinisterra, who has also arrived from Leeds in set to make his debut. Dango Outtara returned to training in the week and could feature.

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Carney Chukwuemeka, Armando Broja, Romeo Lavia, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Benoit Badiashile, Marcus Bettinelli

Defenders Trevoh Chalobah and Benoit Badiashile were thought to have been in line for a return this weekend but it wasn’t good news for Chelsea. They are still on the sidelines, as are Armando Broja, Romeo Lavia, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Carney Chukwuemeka and Marcus Bettinelli.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea head-to-head record

  • 6 May 2023 – Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 27 December 2022 – Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth – Premier League
  • 29 February 2020 – Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 14 December 2019 – Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth – Premier League
  • 30 January 2019 – Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea – Premier League

After losing two games in 2019, Chelsea are unbeaten in their past three games against Bournemouth including the league double last season.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea Squawka Says