League leaders Chelsea travel to Dean Court to take on 13th place Bournemouth on Saturday (8 April).

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 8:00pm BST. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD. Radio commentary of the match is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Bournemouth will be looking to add another twist in the Premier League as they host Premier League toppers Chelsea.

Eddie Howe's side are unbeaten in their last five league games, gaining a draw in their last outing at Anfield as Joshua King scored a late equalizer to make it 2-2 against Liverpool.

Bournemouth celebrate King's late equalizer against Liverpool Getty

With the Cherries in 13th place, just seven points ahead of the relegation zone with 35 points, a positive result against the Blues would not only help them get closer to the 40 point mark, but also boost Tottenham's hopes of making the Premier League a serious two horse race.

Bournemouth may not be able to call upon Dan Gosling though, as he missed the Liverpool game and is uncertain to play against Chelsea. Junior Stanislas is also a doubt; however, Tyrone Mings is available after his five game ban was completed.

As for Chelsea, they did well to respond to their first home defeat of the season to Crystal Palace by bouncing back with a 2-1 win over Manchester City.

Chelsea celebrate one of Hazard's goals against Manchester City Getty

The result would have been even better had Spurs not completed their late comeback against Swansea as Mauricio Pochettino's side are now seven points behind the table toppers.

Antonio Conte's men now cannot afford to drop anymore points as Bournemouth will be a tough test, with the hosts having avoided defeat at home to the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.

Victor Moses should be available after recovering from a toe injury while Nemanja Matic should be back in the starting eleven in place of Kurt Zouma.

What Managers Say

Eddie Howe: "We're feeling good, we're full of confidence at the moment. Our home form's been very good, we've won our last two here and performed well away in the last two as well. If we can continue that momentum we have a chance against Chelsea. At the start of the season it was all about getting over 42 points, our total from last season, and that's still the aim. The atmosphere has been special in the last two home games and the supporters have been tremendous, so I ask for them to be like that again," via BBC Sport.

Antonio Conte: "It's very important for us to look at ourselves and not the others. Tottenham's result is important, but our results are the most important things. Now it's important to be focused for this season. This season is very difficult. We want to finish very good and a good season to become a great season for us," via ESPN.

Betting Odds (Betfair)

  • Bournemouth to win: 11/2
  • Draw: 3/1
  • Chelsea to win: 8/13

Team News


Possible XI: Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels; Arter, Wilshere; Ibe, King, Pugh; Afobe.


Possible XI: Courtois; Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Pedro, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Costa, Hazard.