Bournemouth boss reveals what he told his players at halftime against Chelsea

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Bournemouth fought back from being 1-0 down at halftime, to score twice in the second half before Marcos Alonso scored late to secure a draw for Chelsea.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has revealed what he told his players at halftime.

“We created two or three great chances and probably had a hangover because we didn’t take one and then Chelsea came into the game and showed their quality,” Howe said.

“We really needed half-time to regroup and to find our way back into the game because we had lost the early momentum.

“It was very important we didn’t concede a second. It was 1-0 at half-time and Chelsea had been on top for a period of the first half.

“We needed to defend higher up the pitch and to be more aggressive in every phase of defending and I thought you could see a big difference at the start of the second half. We got it back and scored two really good goals.

“We really didn’t let them settle, we committed to everything we did and got the benefit of that.”

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