Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic
Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic have been well off the pace this season Getty

Chelsea take on AFC Bournemouth for a weekend Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, 5 December.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 5:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm GMT.


Chelsea have struggled in the Premier League this season and their chances of retaining the title looks quite slim as every match passes by. The Blues come into this fixture after a goalless draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Jose Mourinho has seen his side struggle and their poor defence has been a cause of concern for the Portuguese tactician. Injury to John Terry will give an opportunity to the Premier League newcomers to attack the English champions on Saturday.

Junior Stanislas
Junior Stanislas was the hero for Bournemouth following a last-gasp equaliser against Everton Getty

Bournemouth are also not enjoying a great run in recent times. Their five-match losing streak ended against Swansea City, which was followed by a 3-3 draw against Everton in the last fixture, where two goals were scored in the stoppage time.

Eddie Howe will be hoping to take advantage of Chelsea's league run when they face the Blues in West London. A defeat for the hosts will put them under pressure as Borunemouth are looking for their first win since 19 September.

What managers say

Eddie Howe: "From our perspective, we are meeting Chelsea at a good time. We are in a good place at the moment. "We're building momentum in terms of performances. Of course, ideally, you'd like to rubber stamp those with wins. "The next two games are going to be a big showing of how far we have come in recent times."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Chelsea to win: 7/19
  • Draw: 4
  • AFC Bournemouth to win: 8

Team Form


  • Last Five: D W W L W
  • Last Result: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Chelsea

AFC Bournemouth

  • Last Five: D D W W W
  • Last Result: AFC Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

Team News

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has the backing of the club's board and supporters Getty Images


  • Injured: John Terry, Ramires
  • Doubtful: Radamel Falcao
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa

AFC Bournemouth

  • Injured: Artur Boruc, Adam Federici
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Allsop; Francis, Cook, Distin, Daniels; Ritchie, Gosling, Surman, Stanislas; Murray, King