Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction 17.09.2023

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  • Date: 17/09/2023 
  • Competition: Premier League
  • KO: 14:00 UTC +1 / 15:00 CEST
  • Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth, Dorset)

Two sides struggling for Premier League consistency square off at Vitality Stadium on Sunday as Bournemouth hosts Chelsea. 

Bournemouth vs Chelsea Betting Tips: BTTS / Over 2.5 goals

This PL fixture is a particularly tricky one to call, with neither team yet to impress in the early stages of the campaign.

Hosts Bournemouth come into this contest having collected just two points from their first four league matches as new head coach Andoni Iraola continues to search for a first Cherries victory since his arrival from La Liga side Rayo. 

The Cherries have struggled for home form in 2023 and come into this PL contest winless in their last four at Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth have won just 3 of 12 games played since January while they have lost three of their last four, including a 3:1 loss against Chelsea in May.

The Blues arrive on the south coast having suffered a hugely disappointing 1:0 loss against Nottingham Forest in their last PL game a fortnight ago. Having impressed under new boss Mauricio Pochettino during pre-season, Chelsea have won just one of four Premier League games this season, collecting just four points in the process.

With both sides short in form, picking a winner is something of a thankless task, so I´ll turn to the goal markets with BTTS and over 2.5 goals, both offering some appeal.

Chelsea have failed to keep clean sheets in six of seven previous visits to this venue, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of those seven games. In addition, BTTS also occurred in five of those six fixtures.

Given all that, I´m going with BTTS, with neither side looking particularly likely to keep a clean sheet. Bournemouth have managed just one in their last 13 home PL games, while Chelsea have conceded in each of their last nine on the road. 

AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. AFC Bournemouth

    1 : 3

    Chelsea

    Premier League

  2. Chelsea

    2 : 0

    AFC Bournemouth

    Premier League

  3. AFC Bournemouth

    1 : 2

    Chelsea

    Club Friendlies 1

  4. AFC Bournemouth

    2 : 2

    Chelsea

    Premier League

  5. Chelsea

    0 : 1

    AFC Bournemouth

    Premier League

AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth team news

Tyler Adams and Alex Scott remain on the Cherries sidelines, while Dango Ouattara and Ryan Fredericks are also set to miss out.

Recently-arrived Colombian forward Luis Sinisterra is in contention to make his Bournemouth debut at the Vitality Stadium.

Last matches of AFC Bournemouth

  1. Brentford

    2 : 2

    AFC Bournemouth

    Premier League

  2. Swansea City

    2 : 3

    AFC Bournemouth

    Carabao Cup

  3. AFC Bournemouth

    0 : 2

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Premier League

  4. Liverpool

    3 : 1

    AFC Bournemouth

    Premier League

  5. AFC Bournemouth

    1 : 1

    West Ham United

    Premier League

AFC Bournemouth lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Neto

Defenders

  • 37

    Max Aarons

  • 27

    Illia Zabarnyi

  • 5

    Lloyd Kelly

  • 3

    Miloš Kerkez

Midfielders

  • 4

    Lewis Cook

  • 29

    Philip Billing

  • 16

    Marcus Tavernier

  • 10

    Ryan Christie

  • 11

    Dango Ouattara

Forwards

  • 9

    Dominic Solanke

Chelsea

Chelsea team news

Chelsea have a mammoth injury list which could see up to ten players ruled out of Sunday´s trip to the south coast.

Summer signing Romeo Lavia faces at least six weeks out, with Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Wesley Fofana and Armando Broja among those ruled out for the visitors. 

Last matches of Chelsea

  1. Chelsea

    0 : 1

    Nottingham Forest

    Premier League

  2. Chelsea

    2 : 1

    AFC Wimbledon

    Carabao Cup

  3. Chelsea

    3 : 0

    Luton Town F.C.

    Premier League

  4. West Ham United

    3 : 1

    Chelsea

    Premier League

  5. Chelsea

    1 : 1

    Liverpool

    Premier League

Chelsea lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Robert Sánchez

Defenders

  • 27

    Malo Gusto

  • 2

    Axel Disasi

  • 6

    Thiago Silva

  • 26

    Levi Colwill

Midfielders

  • 23

    Conor Gallagher

  • 16

    Lesley Ugochukwu

  • 7

    Raheem Sterling

  • 8

    Enzo Fernández

  • 10

    Mykhaylo Mudryk

Forwards

  • 15

    Nicolas Jackson

Key Facts Bournemouth vs Chelsea

  1. Bournemouth have kept 1 clean sheet in their last 13 home PL games
  2. Chelsea have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 9 away PL matches
  3. 6 of the last 7 meetings between these sides at the Vitality Stadium saw over 2.5 goals scored
  4. 5 of 7 previous meetings between these sides at this venue saw BTTS

Main prediction AFC Bournemouth - Chelsea

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

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6 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

AFC Bournemouth & Chelsea current standing in Premier League

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Manchester City 38 28 7 3 96 - 34 +62 91
2 Arsenal 38 28 5 5 91 - 29 +62 89
3 Liverpool 38 24 10 4 86 - 41 +45 82
4 Aston Villa 38 20 8 10 76 - 61 +15 68
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 20 6 12 74 - 61 +13 66
6 Chelsea 38 18 9 11 77 - 63 +14 63
7 Newcastle United 38 18 6 14 85 - 62 +23 60
8 Manchester United 38 18 6 14 57 - 58 -1 60
9 West Ham United 38 14 10 14 60 - 74 -14 52
10 Crystal Palace 38 13 10 15 57 - 58 -1 49
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 12 12 14 55 - 62 -7 48
12 AFC Bournemouth 38 13 9 16 54 - 67 -13 48
13 Fulham 38 13 8 17 55 - 61 -6 47
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 13 7 18 50 - 65 -15 46
15 Everton 38 13 9 16 40 - 51 -11 40
16 Brentford 38 10 9 19 56 - 65 -9 39
17 Nottingham Forest 38 9 9 20 49 - 67 -18 32
18 Luton Town 38 6 8 24 52 - 85 -33 26
19 Burnley 38 5 9 24 41 - 78 -37 24
20 Sheffield United 38 3 7 28 35 - 104 -69 16

Bournemouth vs Chelsea - FAQ

? Bournemouth Player to Watch

Dominic Solanke - The 26-year-old has scored two goals in four PL appearances this season.

? Chelsea Player to Watch

Raheem Sterling - The English forward scored twice in Chelsea´s recent win against Luton Town. 

? Where to Watch

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