CHE vs BOU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Bournemouth vs Chelsea Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 31, 2019, 01:15 AM, IST
Where: Dean Court (Vitality Stadium)
CHE vs BOU Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Chelsea will look to bury the ghost of their last Premier League result when they travel to face Bournemouth in the league match at Dean Court (Vitality Stadium), in Boscombe, Bournemouth, on Wednesday night (IST).
The hosts will enter into their home clash against Chelsea on the back of a 2-0 home win over West Ham United. England international Callum Wilson's incredible volley and Joshua King's 91st-minute strike ensured all three points for Eddie Howe's team.
The Cherries will be feeling fresh as well after getting knocked out of FA Cup in the third round by Brighton & Hove Albion. This means they had a week off, and 11 days of rest ahead of this match.
At the moment, Bournemouth are sitting at 12th in the Premier League. With 9 wins, 3 draws and 11 defeats, the Cherries have accumulated 30 points from their first 23 matches. That's a very good return, considering Everton have just one more, and also their points tally is just seven points short of top 7.
Bournemouth's first target at the start of the season is to avoid the relegation, which at this stage looks out of the picture as 11 points separate them and the bottom three.
However, their recent form has certainly taken the shine out of their good start to the campaign. This is more clear from the fact that they have won just three times in the last 13 Premier League games.
Chelsea made a fantastic start under Maurizio Sarri, as they sketched an unbeaten run which made them one of the title contenders. But a horrendous display at the Wembley Stadium against Tottenham Hotspur cut open too many chinks in their once impenetrable looking armour.
The Blues lost that match 3-1 and went on to lose three more in their last 10 games, including 0-2 at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal.
Now the situation is that the Blues find themselves in the battle for Champions League places. But it's not down to only Chelsea's pesky form, Manchester United have risen out of Jose Mourinho's doomed reign and are a feisty animal once again.
Maurizio Sarri can't afford too many bad days at the office in the remaining 15 League matches. To be fair, the former Napoli manager could be walking on the fine lines after he made comments OST Arsenal loss questioning his player's mentality.
A win at the Vitality Stadium could swing the mood for better though.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Bournemouth – L L D L L W
Chelsea – W L W L W W
CHE vs BOU Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Bournemouth vs Chelsea Team News:
Injured – Club captain Simon Francis is a long-term absentee with a serious knee injury while Lewis Cook remains on the sidelines as well with the same issue.
Also, January arrival Dominic Solanke has a hamstring problem and will not be playing in this game.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Striker Callum Wilson played through the pain against West Ham and is a doubt for the clash against Chelsea.
Joshua King is also carrying a knock and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note – Eddie Howe dropped Asmir Begovic in the last match, while his replacement Artur Boruc kept a clean sheet. It will be interesting to see if Howe sticks with Boruc or bring back his number-1 to the fold.
Key Players – King, Wilson, Brooks
Injured – Midfielder Daniel Drinkwater is the only major injury concern for Chelsea ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Note: Gonzalo Higuain made his Chelsea debut in the FA Cup and the Argentine striker will definitely start the match at Dean Court. It will also mean that Eden Hazard will not have to play through the middle and will take his more natural position on the right.
While Willian and Pedro will also be fighting for a place on the wings.
Key Players – Higuain, Hazard
CHE vs BOU Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Bournemouth– Boruc (GK), Clyne, Cook, Ake, Smith; Fraser, Lerma, Gosling, Brooks, King, Wilson
Chelsea– Kepa (GK), Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Emerson; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Hazard, Higuain, Willian
CHE vs BOU Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Chelsea have a pretty solid record against Bournemouth, winning 11 of the last 14 games in all competitions. Also, the Blues haven’t lost an away game against Cherries since 1988.
A win for Chelsea is our call.
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