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Chelsea in the mood to crush Cherries

Bournemouth could get bombed out

Chelsea's Eden Hazard
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3pm Saturday

Bournemouth produced a stunning performance to defeat Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last season but they are likely to come across a much-improved Blues side this weekend.

Maurizio Sarri warned that it would take a few months for Chelsea to hit their stride but his team have maximum points and are not far off being considered genuine title challengers.

The Blues faced a blanket Newcastle defence last Sunday and were frustrated for long periods but they are likely to strike much earlier against the Cherries, who still look vulnerable at the back.

Recommendation
Chelsea-Chelsea double result
1pt 10-11 Coral, Ladbrokes

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Team news
Chelsea
No fresh injuries have been reported but Cesc Fabregas and Michy Batshuayi are still sidelined.

Bournemouth
Adam Smith is available after a one-game ban but Lys Mousset (ankle) is out and Marc Pugh (calf) is a doubt.

Key stat
Bournemouth have lost 14 of their last 18 away matches against the big six.


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