Chelsea v Bournemouth: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgThibaut Courtois may return to the Chelsea starting line-up.Kick-off: 5.30pm, Saturday 5 December 2015Referee: Mike Jones (Chester)Match in a nutshell: Chelsea hunt a fourth consecutive clean sheet as they welcome Eddie Howe’s injury-hit Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge. Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: John Terry (ankle), Ramires (thigh), Radamel Falcao (calf).AFC BOURNEMOUTHRuled out: Adam Federici (ankle), Marc Pugh (Achilles), Lee Tomlin (calf), Tommy Elphick (ankle), Max Gradel (knee), Callum Wilson (knee), Tyrone Mings (knee), Christian Atsu (calf).Fitness tests: Artur Boruc (knee), Harry Arter (hamstring). Possible line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Hazard. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Aina, Djilobodji, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy, Remy.AFC Bournemouth: Alsop; Francis, Cook, Distin, Daniels; Ritchie, Surman, Gosling, Stanislas; Artur; King.Subs from: Holmes, Smith, Cargill, Bennett, MacDonald, O’Kane, Murray, Rantie, Kermogant. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: D W L L L (4 points)Home: W L W L W (9 points)AFC Bournemouth total: D D L L L (2 points)Away: D L L L L (1 point)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Willian 5; Costa 4; Ramires 3; Oscar 2, Pedro 2; Azpilicueta 1, Cahill 1, Fabregas 1, Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Kenedy 1, Matic 1, Remy 1, Zouma 1.AFC Bournemouth: Wilson 5; Stanislas 4; Gosling 3; Murray 2, Pugh 2, Ritchie 2; Cook 1, Kermorgant 1, King 1, MacDonald 1, Smith 1.Only five meetings4 October 1994: AFC Bournemouth 0 Chelsea 121 September 1994: Chelsea 1 AFC Bournemouth 028 November 1989: AFC Bournemouth 2 Chelsea 325 March 1989: Chelsea 2 AFC Bournemouth 03 September 1988: AFC Bournemouth 1 Chelsea 0Chelsea 4 wins, AFC Bournemouth 1 win, 0 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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