Chelsea – AFC Bournemouth
Chelsea will try to stabilize their performance on Saturday when they host AFC Bournemouth in a match from the 17th round of the Premier League. That’s our English Premier League predictions for this fixture at the Stamford Bridge in the capital of England.
One win and three losses – this is what Chelsea did in their last four games in the league. And it doesn’t sound very good. At certain point Frank Lampard’s team was really consistent and having solid results, but lately they started to have some problems in their performance. Chelsea are still in the Top 4 of the league, being fourth with 29 points, but they must start getting consistent results again.
In the previous round the Blues suffered their fifth loss for the season. Chelsea travelled to Liverpool to face Everton and suffered a 1-3 defeat. The hosts were inspired by the caretaker Duncan Ferguson and they looked like a different team, compared to the era of Marco Silva. Mateo Kovacic scored for the Londoners, but they were unable to do more.
During the week Chelsea enjoyed a qualification for the 1/8-finals of the Champions League by beating Lille with 2-1 at the Stamford Bridge.
In the same time AFC Bournemouth continue to struggle. The Cherries are 15th in the table with 16 points, but what’s more worrying is the fact that they are in a run of five consecutive losses in the league. It’s a terrible situation for the manager Eddie Howe who must find a way to inspire his players again. In the previous round Bournemouth hosted the leader Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium and got dominated to a 0-3 loss.
In our English Premier League predictions we can say that we trust Chelsea on this one. The Blues must return to their top form soon or later, while Bournemouth are the team in the worst form in the league right now.