AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea, 08 April 2017

Score3-1 to Chelsea
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueVitality Stadium
Attendance11,283
Kick-off: 5.30pm Chelsea had now won seven of the nine league and cup meetings.

Goals:

Josh King 42 G

Goals:

Adam Smith own goal 17 OG
Eden Hazard 20 G
Marcos Alonso 68 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc
Defender Steve Cook
Defender Adam Smith
Defender/Midfielder Charlie Daniels
Defender/Midfielder Simon Francis
Midfielder Harry Arter
Midfielder Ryan Fraser
Midfielder Marc Pugh
Midfielder Jack Wilshere
Forward Benik Afobe
Forward Josh King

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Diego Costa

Substitutions:

Jordon Ibe for Marc Pugh 71
Lys Mousset for Benik Afobe 77
Max Gradel for Ryan Fraser 84

Substitutions:

Cesc Fàbregas for Eden Hazard 84
Willian for Pedro 88
Kurt Zouma for Victor Moses 90

Cards:

Harry Arter 38 Y
Max Gradel 90 Y

Cards:

Victor Moses 8 Y
N'Golo Kanté 58 Y
Pedro 74 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ryan Allsopp
Defender Baily Cargill
Defender Brad Smith
Midfielder Lewis Cook
Midfielder Max Gradel
Midfielder/Forward Jordon Ibe
Forward Lys Mousset

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Willian
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Comments:

League position: 15th Josh King's goal was the 50th that AFC Bournemouth had scored in the Premier League at the Vitality Stadium. Josh King had now scored ten goals in his last 11 Premier Leagsue appearances. The Cherries failed in their attempt to win three consecutive Premier League games for the second time. Max Gradel was booked in the first minute of added time in the second-half. AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: "I have to compliment Chelsea, they're an outstanding team and their system works very well for them. But I compliment my boys as well because they played very well. In the end Chelsea were too strong."

Comments:

League position: 1st Chelsea had now won 19 of their 22 games in this Premier League season against the teams currently outside the top six (lost one). The Blues had now won ten of their last 13 away games in the Premier League (lost one). They had now have conceded in nine consecutive games in the same Premier League season for the first time since 2011-12. Kurt Zouma replaced Victor Moses in the second minute of added time in the second half. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: "When you have this type of opponent, Tottenham [in second position], who is in good form and wants to catch you, it is important to have a good answer. This is a good answer. There are six games to go and in England it is not easy, there is a lot of pressure."