As the Premier League enters another round of matches, all eyes will be on the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth lock horns with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side in an important encounter on Saturday. With both teams eager to secure vital points, this match promises to be an exciting one.
Bournemouth currently sit in 13th place in the Premier League table and have been fairly impressive so far this season, while Chelsea, on the other hand, are in 12th place in the league table and have struggled this season.
The Blues slumped to a damaging 3-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal in their previous game and will need to bounce back this weekend. With a massive squad at their disposal, Lampard’s side will be hoping to tap into their resources and secure a much-needed win.
Chelsea have a good record against Bournemouth and have won 12 out of the 18 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Bournemouth’s five victories.
However, Bournemouth have won four of their 11 games against Chelsea in the Premier League.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, have won six of their last nine matches in the Premier League – as many victories as they had achieved in the first 25 league games this season. This shows a marked improvement in their form and they will be hoping to capitalize on it against Chelsea.
Considering the head-to-head statistics and recent form of both teams, this match could be a closely contested one. While Chelsea have the advantage in terms of past performances, Bournemouth have shown that they are capable of springing surprises. As such, a draw seems like a likely outcome in this match.
Prediction: Bournemouth 1-1 Chelsea.