In the 17th round of the English Championship, Chelsea will host Bournemouth in London. The meeting will take place on December 27 at 17:30 GMT.
Premier League 2022-23
Chelsea slowed down a lot, as a result of which they lost 3 times in a row, and dry.
Although it is worth noting that all three opponents were from the top 5. The hosts are in 8th place in the standings with 21 points.
Chelsea lost to Arsenal (0-1) and Newcastle (0-1). This is with regard to failures in the championship of England.
Also, the club under the leadership of Graham Potter lost to Manchester City (0-2) in the 1/16 match of the English League Cup.
Bournemouth are in 14th position with 16 points. In the last round played, the club won the first victory in the last 5 matches and only the 4th in the entire Premier League season.
The guests were unlucky with the calendar, as there were consecutive matches with Tottenham (2-3), West Ham (0-2) and Leeds (3-4)
The series was interrupted by a successful performance in the League Cup, where “the team defeated Everton (4-1).
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Players to watch
Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling has scored nine goals in his last nine matches and a player could score here.
Kieffer Moore has scored three goals in his last four appearances for the club and has the best goal ratio in the division.
Head to Head
The two teams have played each other 17 times in competition, including their first meeting in 1988. Chelsea lead 11-5 with one game drawn.
Bournemouth have only lost their last two away matches in their last seven league games.
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In this match, maximum dedication is expected from the hosts, who no longer have the right to make a mistake.
Most likely, due to the class and experience of the players, the hosts will be able to take the game under full control and open the second half of the championship with a confident victory.
Prediction for this match: 1st half draw, 2nd half Chelsea win.
Chelsea to win + both to score (Yes).