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Bournemouth vs Chelsea: Preview, team news, how to watch, kick-off time & prediction



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Chelsea face AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium as Mauricio Pochettino looks to get his side back to winning ways.

It was defeat last time out for Chelsea prior to the international break. A narrow 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge ensured they took just four points from their opening four Premier League games of the 2023/24 season.

Despite the mixed start for Pochettino, the Argentine has been pleased with the progress, however would like Chelsea to now turn performances into results.

“I think the team’s performance was good in the first month,” admitted Pochettino ahead of Sunday’s clash. “I think we didn’t get the points we deserved as a team. I think we know the way we want to play after not too much time playing together. I think the players believe in the way we want to play and if you see the data, we are very good in possession and all these aspects.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 02: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Chelsea, gestures during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on September 02, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

“What we are missing is scoring goals (laughs) and that is the most important thing in football. We want to keep this way. We need to be more competitive. We cannot concede this type of goal we conceded against Nottingham. We need to not be so weak in this situation, we need to be stronger because we have players with experience and players that can do better. We need to be more competitive and not only to play well.”

Here are all of the details ahead of Bournemouth versus Chelsea in the Premier League.

Date, time, location of AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea

The Premier League fixture will take place on Saturday 17th September at 2pm BST at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 26: General view outside the stadium as fans arrive prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on August 26, 2023 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

How to watch AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea

Chelsea’s clash against Nottingham Forest will be available to watch live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.


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