MATCH PREVIEW: BOURNEMOUTH VS CHELSEA

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Kick Off: Saturday, 8 April 2017. 16:30 GMT

Venue: Vitality Stadium

 

It’s Match Day 31 for the Blues and six more wins for Chelsea to be crowned champions.

Chelsea are currently top of the table (a position Chelsea have held since November) with 72 points, while Bournemouth are 13th with 35 points. 37 points separate the two sides.

Chelsea won Manchester City 2-1 in their last league game, while Bournemouth came from behind to draw 2-2 with Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last five games. The last time they tasted defeat was away to West Brom on the 25th of February. Bournemouth have lost just once in their last six games, winning two and drawing three.

For Chelsea, it’s been four wins, a loss and a draw in our last six league games.

Chelsea’s defence hasn’t been as rock-solid as it used to be. We haven’t kept a clean sheet in our last eight games and we’ve only kept two clean sheets since January.

Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-0 on Boxing Day, with the goals coming from Pedro, Hazard and an own goal by Cook.

Chelsea have won six of our eight league and cup games against Bournemouth.

Chelsea have won 18 of their 21 league matches this season against the teams currently outside the top six in the table (D2, L1).

The Blues have lost only once in their last 12 Premier League away matches, winning nine times.

 

My Prediction: I back Chelsea to win with a two goal margin, but I’m unsure of Chelsea’s potential to keep a clean sheet, as we haven’t kept a clean sheet in our last eight Premier League games.

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.