Chelsea vs Bournemouth Match Summary

On Saturday, Stamford Bridge hosted the match between Chelsea and Bournemouth in the English Premier League. The match ended in a surprise 1-0 win for Bournemouth, in what was a pretty dull affair.

Team Selection and Form

Frank Lampard made one change to the team that beat Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday. Mason Mount was reintroduced into the starting lineup for Mateo Kovačić. The Blues were in a mixed run of form in all competitions. They came into this game after a 2-1 win against Lille but were beaten in their last three of their four Premier League games.

Bournemouth, on the other side, was without a host of important players for this game. Adam Smith, Charlie Daniels, David Brooks, Liam Kelly, Callum Wilson, Nathan Ake and Steve Cook were all out for this game, meaning the Cherries had to pick some players that haven’t yet featured this season. They have lost 5 straight games in the league and looked like they were set for a sixth defeat in the row.


Chelsea were looking for a win that would consolidate their place in the top four of the Premier League. The Blues started brightly and on the front foot. They had more possession and more shots in the first half but were unable to create any real chances. Mason Mount’s chance was the only chance that the home side managed to create in the first half. Frank Lampard would not be satisfied with how the first half went. Bournemouth proved to be dangerous on the counter-attack with the pace of Ryan Fraser and Joshua King.

In the second half, Chelsea upped the tempo and tried to create opportunities for their first goal. Their efforts were not rewarded with many major chances. The biggest chance for the Blues fell to Emerson, who missed a header from point-blank. As the Blue pushed on and tried to get the winner, the guests posed a threat on the counter. The reward came for the in the 84th minute, when Ryan Gosling capitulated on a good counter-attack for the Cherries.

The home side was stunned. They tried to push for an equalizer but managed to create no real opportunities. The most dangerous chance fell to Mateo Kovačić, whose shot from just outside the penalty box was saved comfortably by Ramsdale. This meant that a surprise victory headed to Bournemouth, rubbing salt into the wounds of Lampard’s team that were scarred by the defeat at the hands of West Ham.


Shots: 18-11

Possession: 68%-32%

Corners: 9-4

Fouls: 9-14

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