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João Félix
R. Sterling
1 - 3
B. Badiashile
H. Ziyech
1 - 2
B. Badiashile
Yellow Card
M. Viña
R. Christie
1 - 1
C. Gallagher
N. Kanté
0 - 1

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34% 66%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 305 600
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Chelsea head back to London in a good mood then. Their season overall may be a write-off, but they might as well enjoy what’s left of it. That’s all for now. Goodbye!
Chelsea's win lifts them to 11th in the Premier League table, one of four teams on 40 points. Bournemouth are another of those, they drop to 14th. This was a game decided by the smallest of margins, despite the scoreline. The Blues had only had one more shot than the hosts' 10, but crucially made theirs count.
Chelsea stop the rot with their first win in seven games! Substitutes Badiashile and Felix struck late on to give the Blues a morale-boosting win. Bournemouth will be disappointed to have crumbled in the last 10 minutes. They looked good value for the draw before Solanke gave away the free-kick from which Badiashile scored.
90' + 2' Azpilicueta shoots high and wide with his left foot from outside the box. Chelsea haven't been entirely convincing here, but they have made the most of the big chances Bournemouth have given them.
D. Brooks
D. Solanke
90' Bournemouth make a change that whiffs of accepting defeat. Brooks replaces their star man Solanke.
88' Bournemouth have conceded 16 goals in the last 15 minutes of the second half this season, more than any other side in the Premier League. The Cherries deserve credit for their recent uptick in form, but they could still do better at seeing games out.
R. Sterling
86' Sterling didn't have to do anything fancy there. He just ran into the box and put the ball on a plate for Felix. Three of Chelsea's substitutes have swung this game in their favour.
João Félix
86' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 1-3 CHELSEA! Felix seals the win for Chelsea with a simple goal! Sterling dribbles into the box and squares the ball for the Portugal forward, who calmly slots it home.
85' Anthony sends a tame effort towards the bottom right corner from outside the box. Kepa has it covered.
A. Semenyo
R. Christie
84' Christie is the next Bournemouth player to go off. The Cherries bring on their Ghanaian striker Semenyo.
João Félix
K. Havertz
84' Havertz goes off before Bournemouth's next change. Felix takes his place on the pitch for Chelsea.
J. Anthony
P. Billing
83' Bournemouth respond by making changes. They have to chase the game now. Anthony replaces Billing.
H. Ziyech
82' Ziyech's set-piece ability has made the difference for Chelsea here. The Moroccan was accurate with his ball in and Badiashile made the most of it!
B. Badiashile
82' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 1-2 CHELSEA! Solanke's mistake has proven costly! Badiashile high-kicks Ziyech's floated delivery towards goal. It's straight at Neto but too powerful for the Bournemouth captain to keep out of the net!
81' Fernandez's long-range shot gets blocked. Solanke trips over in his own half and unfairly smothers the ball to stop Chelsea from capitalising on it. Chelsea get a free-kick in a centre-right position.
79' The corner comes in and Ouattara flashes a header just over the crossbar from the centre of the box! That is Bournemouth's best chance of the half.
78' Bournemouth force another corner down their left. The Cherries are beginning to trouble Chelsea more after starting the half quietly.
77' Havertz heads well wide from the centre of the box. He's been almost entirely anonymous.
H. Ziyech
N. Madueke
76' The lively Madueke also heads off. Ziyech will try his luck down Chelsea's right wing.
César Azpilicueta
B. Chilwell
75' Chelsea's long-serving club captain Azpilicueta replaces Chilwell, who seems to have gone off as a precautionary measure.
75' Kelly ably sees off Gallagher to shepherd a throughball out for a Bournemouth goal-kick. Here come a few more Chelsea changes.
74' Chilwell takes a knock in the aftermath of that attack and takes his time to walk off the pitch for treatment. Chelsea are getting Azpilicueta ready to come on.
73' Chilwell gets loose down the left and rolls an inviting cross into the box for Sterling. Neto rushes off his line to sweep up and block the England forward's shot.
71' It's another Bournemouth corner. Chelsea deal with this one as well as they have all the others.
69' Bournemouth send the corner in. Ouattara's shot from the left of the six-yard box gets blocked and Solanke smashes the loose ball into Gallagher's midriff. Chalobah concedes another corner which Chelsea survive.
68' The officials rightly decide Silva did nothing wrong. It was a fantastic interception by the Brazilian. Bournemouth settle for a corner.
67' Ouattara knocks a crossfield pass across goal from the right. Silva slides in to intercept it before Solanke can reach it, bringing the striker down in the box. Chilwell blocks Billing's shot to concede a corner. VAR checks the incident with Silva and Solanke...
66' Chelsea have had 75 per cent of possession in this second half. They are not troubling Bournemouth at all, though.
B. Badiashile
Yellow Card
65' Badiashile slides into a tackle and catches Ouattara, who cannot jump out of the way in time. The Frenchman is booked for the challenge.
64' Loftus-Cheek finds Madueke down the right. The winger checks onto his left foot and has a shot blocked.
R. Loftus-Cheek
N. Kanté
63' Kante is the next Chelsea player to make way. On comes Loftus-Cheek in his place.
R. Sterling
M. Mudryk
63' Chelsea make two substitutions. Sterling comes onto the pitch first. He replaces the quiet Mudryk.
62' Bournemouth handle the corner capably. Chelsea are about to make changes.
61' Madueke jinks down the right and buys Chelsea another corner. He is an exciting player to watch.
60' Solanke tussles with Badiashile for a throughball and is unhappy to give a foul away.
L. Cook
J. Rothwell
59' Bournemouth make their first substitution. Cook replaces Rothwell in central midfield.
58' Chelsea head away Bournemouth's corner. Christie isn't far away from lashing into the top left corner from the left of the box.
56' Christie, now playing on the right, switches play to free Ouattara down the left. The Burkinabe forward earns Bournemouth a corner.
55' It's another Chelsea corner. Mudryk's delivery is sent back into the danger area by Fernandez. Bournemouth carry the ball away.
53' Chelsea are trying their best to trouble Bournemouth but can't find the final pass at the moment. The Cherries look comfortable.
51' Another Chelsea corner ends in Gallagher pushing Lerma and giving a foul away. The Blues cannot be accused of being a soft touch here.
49' Bournemouth are unhappy as the referee pauses play to check on Chalobah while they're on the attack. The Chelsea defender had taken an accidental whack from Solanke as they challenged for the ball.
48' Madueke takes on a few Bournemouth defenders in the box, but plays himself into trouble. He is causing the hosts problems with his direct runs.
47' Chelsea start the half well by winning two corners down their left. Bournemouth clear at the second attempt.
46' Chelsea get the second half started. Neither side decides to make changes before things get back underway.
Chelsea had 17 touches inside Bournemouth's box in that first half but only five shots on goal. Madueke has been their liveliest player. If Frank Lampard is going to get his first point as the Blues' interim boss here, the 21-year-old is likely to be involved in some way.
A decent first half comes to an end. Chelsea have enjoyed more of the ball and took the lead through Gallagher's smart header. Bournemouth have at no point been outplayed though, and equalised quickly through a great strike from Vina. This game could go either way.
M. Senesi
Yellow Card
45' + 3' Chelsea launch one last attack before the break. Kante drives through the middle and gets taken out by Senesi, who is booked. The visitors take a quick free-kick, and the whistle blows for half-time.
45' + 1' There will be two minutes added on before half-time. It has been a reasonable half of football.
45' Chelsea earn a corner down their right. Chilwell swings it in with his left foot. Bournemouth deal with the initial delivery and Ouattara buys his team a free-kick.
43' The game is still pretty even as we approach half-time. Chelsea have seen 66 per cent of the ball, but Bournemouth are more than holding their own.
41' Fernandez gets penalised for handling the ball as he closes Senesi down.
39' There is a brief stoppage in play as Madueke shakes off a niggle. Once it resumes, Kepa drops low to claim Ouattara's low cross.
37' Madueke is involved in the action again, shrugging Senesi off the ball and firing first time at Neto at the near post. Bournemouth's captain makes an easy save.
36' Madueke bursts past Vina down the right and fires a high ball into Neto's arms. The Chelsea winger has made a strong start to this game.
34' Vina lashes into Kepa's arms from way out on the left. For all Chelsea's possession, Bournemouth have been the brighter side.
33' Chance for Bournemouth! Ouattara swings in a cross from the right. Christie meets it with his head at the far post but cannot get his header on target.
31' Madueke dribbles to the byline and lashes into the side netting from a tight angle.
29' Mudryk takes another tumble as he enters Bournemouth's box. He doesn't appeal for a penalty. Solanke finds himself in possession but soon gets crowded out.
27' Chelsea are seeing slightly more of the ball. Bournemouth look promising on the counter-attack though.
25' Badiashile's direct pass gets cut out by Senesi. It has been quite a crisp and even start to the game.
23' Bournemouth have scored in their last three Premier League games now. They have found form at just the right time to haul themselves out of trouble. The pressure is off now, and they look far more relaxed for it.
R. Christie
21' That really was lovely build-up play from Bournemouth, directed by Christie and finished off by Vina. The Cherries are unrecognisable from the struggling side they were at the start of this season.
M. Viña
21' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 1-1 CHELSEA! The hosts play pretty passing triangles through the middle for Christie to free Vina on the edge of the box. The Uruguayan shifts the ball onto his right foot and sends a curling shot past Kepa!
20' Chelsea go upfield and get a corner of their own. It is headed out as far as Kante. Fernandez slides in Chalobah, whose ball in is caught by Neto.
N. Kanté
Yellow Card
20' Kante's shown the yellow card for a mistimed challenge on Christie.
19' Silva hands Bournemouth a corner. Kepa is fouled by Solanke to let Chelsea escape their half.
17' Vina looks to get in behind on the underlap. Chalobah is alive to the danger and shepherds the ball out of play.
M. Mudryk
Yellow Card
15' Mudryk bursts into the box from the left and goes down too easily under Smith's challenge for referee John Brooks' liking. The Ukrainian is booked for diving.
13' Vina keeps alive Smith's cross from the right. Bournemouth attempt to force the issue, but Billing can't reach a hopeful throughball. Chelsea goal-kick.
11' That goal has given Chelsea confidence. The Blues put together a smart passing exchange on the edge of Bournemouth's box. Fernandez shoots high and wide from it.
N. Kanté
9' Kante had too much time to pick out Gallagher there, and the England international made the most of the delivery. It is a morale-boosting early goal for Chelsea.
C. Gallagher
9' GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 0-1 CHELSEA! Gallagher gets in between Senesi and Smith to latch onto Kante's cross from the right and divert a header into the far bottom corner of the net.
8' Chelsea are starting to ease into the game. Madueke's shot from distance is easily caught by Neto.
7' Badiashile gets clipped from behind in Bournemouth's half. It looks like a sore one but the Frenchman soon gets to his feet.
5' Lerma receives a pass from Billing and fires wide from outside the box. Bournemouth have started brightly.
3' Bournemouth earn their first corner of the game. Chelsea deal with it without incident.
2' Billing wins an early free-kick down Bournemouth's right when he is caught by Gallagher.
1' Bournemouth get this game underway!
Bournemouth have reason to be optimistic. They have won four of their 11 Premier League meetings with Chelsea, although three of those victories were away from home. The Blues haven't failed to win any of their three away games against promoted sides in the Premier League since 2012-13. Could it be about to happen again?
There are five changes to Chelsea from their 3-1 defeat away to Arsenal. Chalobah, Badiashile, Gallagher, Mudryk and Havertz enter the fray.
Bournemouth are unchanged from their 4-1 thumping of Leeds United last time out. Solanke is in a rich vein of form, having been involved in six goals in his last seven league games.
SUBS: Hakim Ziyech, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, Joao Felix, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mateo Kovacic, Lewis Hall, Raheem Sterling.
CHELSEA (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiashile, Ben Chilwell; N'Golo Kante, Enzo Fernandez, Conor Gallagher; Noni Madueke, Kai Havertz, Mykhailo Mudryk.
SUBS: Jack Stacey, Illia Zabarnyi, Chris Mepham, Mark Travers, Lewis Cook, Jaidon Anthony, Antoine Semenyo, David Brooks, Jack Stephens.
BOURNEMOUTH (4-2-3-1): Neto; Adam Smith, Marcos Senesi, Lloyd Kelly, Matias Vina; Joe Rothwell, Jefferson Lerma; Dango Ouattara, Philip Billing, Ryan Christie; Dominic Solanke.
Chelsea are eminently beatable too. The Londoners arrive at Vitality Stadium on the back of six straight losses in all competitions, just one place above Bournemouth in the Premier League table in 12th. They'll be keen to avoid equalling their club record of seven straight defeats.
Bournemouth winning six of their last nine Premier League games has all but ended their need to worry about relegation. Now in midtable, the Cherries welcome Chelsea looking to win three consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since 2018.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Premier League match between Bournemouth and Chelsea at Vitality Stadium.