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Chelsea vs Bournemouth Premier League Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can Blues Secure Europa League Spot?

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Predictions, Tips and Odds

Chelsea will be hoping they can leapfrog Tottenham into the final Europa League spot when they welcome Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge. The Cherries will be looking to finish with their best-ever points total in the Premier League. 

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Chelsea vs Bournemouth kicks off this Sunday at 4pm (UK time) alongside all the other Premier League final-day matches. The match will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Arena. You can follow all the latest action and stats on the Squawka Live X feed.

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Chelsea vs Bournemouth predictions

Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Predictions

Bet Prediction BetMGM odds
BTTS? No 41/20
Correct Score Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth 10/1
First Goalscorer Cole Palmer 29/10

The stats behind our Chelsea vs Bournemouth predictions:

  • Chelsea have won their last four Premier League games.
  • The Blues have kept a clean sheet in the last three at Stamford Bridge.
  • Cole Palmer has scored 22 Premier League goals so far this season, second only to Erling Haaland (27).

Can Chelsea secure unlikely Europa League spot?

If we were to tell you that Chelsea had the possibility of finishing fifth and above Tottenham this season, you would have told us that we were crazy just a few months ago.

However, after a fine run that has seen the Blues lose just one of their last 14 Premier League games (W8 D5) and win four consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since October 2022, they are now on the verge of securing European football for next season. They go into the final weekend in sixth, three points clear of both Newcastle and Manchester United and three points behind Tottenham in fifth.

At the moment, a fifth-placed finish would secure a Europa League spot, while sixth would see Chelsea enter the Europa Conference League. However, if Man City win the FA Cup, then sixth would also be enough for a place in the Europa League. If the Blues were to secure fifth then they would need to beat Bournemouth and hope Spurs lose to Sheffield United, while a draw would be enough to guarantee sixth.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, have had a fantastic first season under Andoni Iraola after a tricky start. They are looking to reach 50 points in a Premier League season for the first time and secure a new personal best for wins in a Premier League campaign. There is also the possibility of a top-half finish as they look to end the season on a high.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth match tip

Ht/FT: Chelsea/Chelsea @ 21/20 with BetMGM

Chelsea have scored eight first-half goals in their last three home matches combined, winning each of them at Stamford Bridge without conceding. Bournemouth meanwhile, have lost their last two games and three of their last four on the road. Chelsea’s Premier League games this season have seen 137 goals in total (75 scored, 62 conceded), their most in a single campaign in the competition.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth odds


*Odds correct as of 08:00 on May 16 | 18+ BeGambleAware

Chelsea have won each of their last four Premier League games and their last three at Stamford Bridge, so it isn’t a shock to see them odds on favourites against the Cherries. The Blues also need to win to secure a European spot next season, something that looked all but impossible just a few months ago.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth team news

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Reece James, Enzo Fernandez, Romeo Lavia, Mykhailo Mudryk, Robert Sanchez, Wesley Fofana Carney Chukwuemeka

Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia and Enzo Fernandez are out for the season, with Mykhailo Mudryk joining them on the sidelines. Reece James received his second red card of the season against Brighton so will miss this game and the first three matches of next season.

Top Scorer: Cole Palmer (22)

Card Magnet: Moises Caicedo (11)

Assist Ace: Cole Palmer (9)

Bournemouth team news

In  Out Doubtful
Milos Kerkez Luis Sinisterra, Ryan Fredericks Tyler Adams, Marcus Tavernier

Luis Sinisterra and Ryan Fredericks won’t feature, but the fitness of Tyler Adams and Marcus Tavernier remains unclear. Milos Kerkez is back after suspension.

Top Scorer: Dominic Solanke (19)

Card Magnet: Marcos Senesi (12)

Assist Ace: Ryan Christie (5)

Chelsea vs Bournemouth head-to-head

  • 17 September 2023 – Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 6 May 2023 – Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 27 December 2023 – Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth – Premier League
  • 29 February 2020 – Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 14 December 2019 – Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth – Premier League

The Blues are unbeaten in each of the last four meetings between the two sides with the reverse fixture finishing 0-0 back in September.

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