Chelsea vs Bournemouth | EPL 22-23 | Matchday 17
The fight for the Premier League goes on without pause. And every round sees the clubs intensify the battle as they strive to improve their positions in the table. Chelsea vs Bournemouth will be an excellent match with the Blues, who are recovering, and the Cherries who are looking to maintain their position in the first division. Both are in very tight positions, with the possibility of Champions League places or a safe spot in the middle of the table on the line. Let’s take a look at both teams and find out who will win.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea in Full Swing for the Top Spots, Vindication Is on the Way
Chelsea had a terrible start this year and was beaten in so many ways that the dismissal of Tuchel (replaced by Potter) became inevitable. Fortunately, this changing of the guard seems to have had a positive effect, with the club now achieving better results in their matches.
As of their ninth matchday, their last four games were back-to-back victories, allowing the Blues to climb up the table and join the fight for safe places. The Chelsea vs Bournemouth home match is an excellent opportunity to make it three out of three.
Bournemouth Is Confident it Can Stay in the Game
Bournemouth, as of their 10th match, had accumulated three wins, four draws, and three defeats.
But in the last few matches leading up to this point, there was a clear improvement in what they were putting out on the pitch, which was reflected in the results.
Indeed, their defeats were from their first five matches. From the next five, the team walked away with two wins and three draws. They could even look for a draw in Chelsea vs Bournemouth, which would help with security in the last match of the year.
Previous Chelsea vs Bournemouth Matches
On Juy 27, 2021, there was a friendly Chelsea vs Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium, which ended 2-1 in favor of the Blues. The match did not end up as close as expected, and that actually gave Chelsea something to fight for.
Possession of the ball went to the visitors with 58% to the home side’s 42%. The same was true for accuracy, which was 87% to 77%. The shots on goal came more for the Blues (6 times), although they scored only two. Of the two from the Cherries, they scored just one.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth was a fairly close game where neither club was particularly dominant. The match would go into halftime with the score level at 0 – 0.
All the action happened in the second leg, and it was the Cherries who scored the first goal in the 66th minute with a goal by Emiliano Marcondes. This would give momentum to the Blues, and in the 72nd minute, Armando Broja, assisted by Baba Rahman, would score the equalizer.
The comeback would come in the 76th minute with a goal by striker Iké Ugbo with an assist from Ross Barkley.
Prediction for Chelsea vs Bournemouth 2022
The last Chelsea vs Bournemouth game was a pretty even match where Chelsea barely managed to come back. Even so, during this season, the Blues run with more positive results than Bournemouth.
As such, it is more likely that Chelsea will take home the victory, leaving the Cherries without points. The score could end 2-1, just like the previous game, or even a 2-0.
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