Premier League Preview: Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Sep 17)
- Bournemouth continue their search for a first league win of the season on Sunday
- Chelsea looking to bounce back from shock home defeat against Nottingham Forest
The Premier League action on Sunday gets underway at the Vitality Stadium, as Bournemouth continue their search for a first league win of the campaign when they come up against Chelsea. The Blues are also looking for a response after losing their previous match.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 9:00 a.m ET
- Where: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England
- How To Watch: NBC
It has been a testing start to the season for Mauricio Pochettino, as his Chelsea side are yet to his top gear. The Blues have won just once in their opening four matches, and they will need to put together a sequence of victories if they are to close the gap on the top four spots in the Premier League standings.
Their Premier League woes have continued this season, as they have won just once from their last 16 league matches. Worryingly, no side that competed in the Premier League both this term and last season have picked up fewer points. However, Chelsea landed a league double over the Cherries last season to end a run of one win in five against Bournemouth.
Bournemouth are still looking for their first league win of the season, as they played out a 2-2 draw against Brentford in their most recent match before the international break. The Cherries are winless in their last eight in the top-flight, which is their worst winless run in the league since going nine without a victory between February and July 2020.
However, this is often a fixture that the Cherries excel in. Bournemouth have only picked up more Premier League wins against Leicester and Everton than they have against Chelsea. But, three of their four wins against the Blues have been recorded at Stamford Bridge.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea have made a worrying start to the new season, but the international break may have come at the perfect time. We expect to see a response from the Blues this weekend, meaning that the preference is for an away win on Sunday.