Premier League!! Bournemouth vs Chelsea Live From Dean Court on Saturday, @5:30pm
Chelsea continue their Premier League title defence away at Bournemouth on Saturday.
The champions came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 at Stamford Bridge last weekend, but Antonio Conte’s defence has been leaking goals of late as they struggle to match the form of last season.
The Blues already trail League leaders Manchester City by nine points heading into the weekend clash against Eddie Howe’s Cherries, and can ill-afford to add to their three defeats if they are to mount a realistic title defence.
Danny Drinkwater played an hour against Everton in the EFL Cup, and could feature off the bench against Bournemouth.
N’Golo Kante is expected to be in contention for next week’s Champions League tie at Roma, but is unlikely to be available this weekend.
Bournemouth likely starting XI:
Begovic, Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels, Ibe, Cook, Surman, Stanislas, Mousset, Afobe
Chelsea likely starting XI:
Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Ped