Bournemouth welcome Chelsea to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening and it’s a game between 19th placed Eddie Howe’s side and the 4th placed Antonio Conte’s men.

Bournemouth defeated Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last season and their defender Charlie Daniels has admitted that the Cherries aren’t afraid of the Blues.

“As a team, we are better prepared,” he told the Daily Echo.

“The more we play against the big clubs, the better we are getting. We are getting more accustomed to it.

“The win at Chelsea feels a long time ago. It is something you will look back on after you have finished playing and think what a special game it was. These things can happen again and that is what we are looking to do on Saturday.

“If we can start getting more points against the big sides, that will be important for us and we will feel we are going in the right direction.

“We go into every game feeling we can get a result and that is the way we have to go about our business. If you are scared of teams and take a step back, you will get beaten anyway.

“You have to be a man, get on with it and roll your socks up. We have beaten Chelsea before and that was down to hard work and graft.

“Football is a crazy sport. A lot of strange things happen and that is not going to change. That is probably why we love it.”

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