Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Chelsea were able to come away from the difficult trip to St James’ Park with a 2-1 win over Newcastle United last weekend. Despite having more than 80% possession, Chelsea struggled to break down a defensive-minded Newcastle team until the 76th-minute penalty from Eden Hazard. Joselu equalised just seven minutes later, but Marcos Alonso’s late shot was deflected into his own net by Deandre Yedlin in the 87th minute to preserve Chelsea’s 100% start. Bournemouth fought back to get a 2-2 draw with Everton at the Vitality Stadium. Despite Richarlison’s first-half red card, Everton led 2-0 just after the break through goals from Theo Walcott and Michael Keane. A late comeback from Bournemouth was instigated through Josh King’s penalty and Nathan Ake. The Cherries had also been reduced to 10-men due to Adam Smith’s red card.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The blues have made a strong start to the season and they have also been able to open the scoring in all three league matches. Bournemouth, meanwhile, have led the opposition take a lead in their last two league outings. The Cherries have an excellent recent record against Chelsea and were even able to destroy the blues with a 3-0 win in the last meeting at Stamford Bridge. Even though there have been moments of absolute brilliance from Sarri’s men, they have not been in 100% control. I would back a draw.

The game is likely to witness two teams that have been good going forward but without the same brilliance at the back. Both clubs have conceded three goals from the opening games and have been able to score close to 1.5 goals per game on an average. I would pick over 3.5 goals in this match.

Draw – 19/4

Total goals over 3.5 – 11/10

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 8 games played against AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AFC Bournemouth saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 8 games played against Chelsea

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

8

Draw

2

Lost

0
W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

26-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. L

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-09-2018

EFL Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-10-2018

Europa League Grp. L

Vidi FC Team Logo Vidi FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-10-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

AFC Bournemouth Form Guide

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo

AFC Bournemouth

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

18-08-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

25-08-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-10-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

Chelsea Preview

Sarri has been able to make a delightful start at Chelsea. The blues have won the opening three matches and history is likely to give a lot of confidence to the blues with regards to winning the Premier League title. Chelsea have gone on to win the title in four out of the six occasions when they have won the first three matches of the league campaign in the Roman Abramovich era. However, the blues are not without their disadvantages with teams being able to open them up with relative ease. Sarri will be hopeful of picking as many points as possible before teams start to work around the new system.

Chelsea Team News

Cesc Fabregas (knee) and Marco van Ginkel (cruciate ligament) are unavailable for Sarri.

AFC Bournemouth Preview

The Cherries have made an impressive start to the season and are unbeaten in the opening three matches. Eddie Howe’s men have set a target of finishing in the top 10 and even qualifying for Europe. After having proved several doubters wrong in the last three Premier League campaigns, Bournemouth have been able to build on a stable squad that has witnessed careful additions in the summer. The objective for Bournemouth will now be to prevent the opposition from taking advantageous positions.

AFC Bournemouth Team News

Kyle Taylor (muscle) and Junior Stanislas (knee) are the injury worries for Eddie Howe, while Adam Smith is suspended after the red card against Everton.

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

AFC Bournemouth Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth Sidelined Players

Chelsea
AFC Bournemouth
19 Junior Stanislas Injured
7 Marc Pugh Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
28 LB Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
30 CD David Luiz 189 84
3 RB Marcos Alonso 188 85
2 CD Antonio Ruediger 190 85
5 CM Jorginho 180 65
7 CM N'Golo Kante 168 68
17 CM Mateo Kovacic 178 78
29 CF Alvaro Morata 189 82
22 LF Willian 175 70
10 RF Eden Hazard 173 76
No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Asmir Begovic 199 83
2 CD Simon Francis 183 90
5 CD Nathan Ake 180 71
3 CD Steve Cook 185 83
15 LM Adam Smith 180 78
8 CM Jefferson Lerma 179 70
21 RM Diego Rico 183 76
4 CM Dan Gosling 183 78
17 LF Joshua King 180 74
13 CF Callum Wilson 180 66
24 RF Ryan Fraser 163 70