Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Mark Lawrenson gives his prediction

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Mark Lawrenson has backed Chelsea to beat Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Cherries have lost five games in a row and Lawrenson doesn’t expect that poor run to end when they visit Stamford Bridge this weekend.

“It is five defeats in a row now for Bournemouth, and it is hard to see that run ending here,” he said on BBC.

“The Cherries have got a long list of injuries to contend with, especially at the back, and I just do not see them keeping Chelsea out.

“There will be a spring in everyone’s step in the Blues squad after they secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League this week, and Lampard has got good competition for places in his squad.

“Scoring goals does not seem to be a problem for them either and although they have had the occasional blip – like last week’s defeat at Everton – I think Chelsea are in decent shape right now.”

Lawrenson’s prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

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