With the 2022 World Cup out of the way, the Premier League is back with a bang, and we at Last Word on Football are straight back into the action, providing our predictions and best odds for Chelsea vs Bournemouth. Stamford Bridge will play host to this clash as the home side look to regain their footing after a disastrous run of form that has seen them fall out of the top 6 entirely.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth Predictions and Best Odds for Festive Clash
Chelsea Run of Form
Chelsea have not won a domestic game since October 16 when they scored a 2-0 win over Aston Villa. The wheels swiftly came off for Graham Potter’s side who have lost five and drawn two of their seven domestic matches since that win.
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Getting a result is more important than ever as the league campaign restarts ahead of a busy January.
Bournemouth Run of Form
With just one league win in their last six, the away side are in just much distress as their opposition. While they are coming off an impressive 3-0 win over Everton, the Cherries have struggled to consistently get results all season long.
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Recent Head to Head
The Blues haven’t grabbed a Premier League win over this opponent since September of 2018. While the former Champions League winners historically have the better record in this fixture, they haven’t been able to get a result in their last three attempts.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth Predictions
While neither team is in particularly good form, the energy around Stamford Bridge is a lot better than it was before the World Cup. With signings on the way and a reported 5-1 win in a friendly earlier this week, Potter will be aiming to make a statement with a win here, and he should get it: 2-0.
Current Betting Odds: Chelsea vs Bournemouth
SkyBet currently has Chelsea as the major favourites in this contest as they currently have odds of 3/10 of winning. Bournemouth sit at 9/1 making them the major underdog in the betting market.