Match ends. Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth.
The referee adds five minutes to the match.
Chelsea: Sterling out, Chalobah in.
KEPA! Cross shot from Bournemouth that Kepa stretches to prevent the first goal.
Bournemouth: Moore comes off and Siriki comes on.
Thiago Silva's defensive cutback prevents the visitors' first goal.
Pulisic's shot goes over the crossbar.
The medical assistants come in to attend to Azpilicueta.
Bournemouth: Billing out, Christie in.
TRAVERS! Havertz's shot on the edge of the area is deflected for a corner kick by the visiting keeper.
We reached the hour mark. The visitors are still not proposing anything up front and are far from getting closer on the scoreboard.
Anthony's shot from outside the area touches Koulibaly and is finally saved by Kepa.
ZAKARIA COMES CLOSE! The Chelsea player's shot was heading straight for goal, but the defense crosses and sends it for a corner.
Chelsea: James is out injured and Azpilicueta is in.
The medical assistants come in to attend James.
Bournemouth: Anthony enters for Stacey
Start of the second half
First half ends. Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth
The referee adds four minutes to the first half.
Goal disallowed to Chelsea for a previous foul.
Final stretch of the match. Chelsea lower their revolutions and manage the advantage with possession.
Great ball from Thiago Silva to Havertz, who was all alone in the box, but the referee flagged offside.
We reached the half hour mark. The visitors can't find a way to hurt Chelsea.
Scored by Mount.
CHELSEA FC 2-0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH— All goals replay (@goalsreplayg) December 27, 2022
⚽ 24' Mason Mount (#CFC)pic.twitter.com/eoXEzVjuOn
GOAL CHELSEA! Scored by Mason Mount.
This was the goal
Scored by Havertz
CHELSEA FC 1-0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH— All goals replay (@goalsreplayg) December 27, 2022
⚽ 16' Kai Havertz (#CFC)pic.twitter.com/kJYOKhXgtW
The medical team comes in to attend to Zakaria.
GOAL CHELSEA! Scored by Havertz.
First ten minutes of the match. The locals were far superior.
A series of rebounds in the area, where Havertz tries a shot that goes over the crossbar.
Jorginho tried with a high pass to beat the defense looking for Sterling, but the bounce came out too fast.
The match starts!
The players are already on the pitch at Stamford Bridge finishing their warm-up exercises.
Kepa; James, Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Cucurella; Jorginho, Zakaria, Mount; Sterling, Havertz y Pulisic.
Travers; Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zemura; Stacey, Cook, Lerma, Billing; Solanke y Moore.
For this match, the visitors will also have absentees:
Tavernier (doubt due to gastrointestinal problems)
Neto (hamstring injury).
Fredericks (doubt due to gastrointestinal problems)
Tavernier (doubt due to gastrointestinal problems)
Brooks (lack of fitness)
For this match, Chelsea will have several absentees, where stand out:
Kovacic (personal reasons)
Ziyech (personal reasons)
Loftus-Cheek (calf injury)
Chilwell (hamstring injury)
Fofana (knee problems)
Broja (knee problems)
Both teams have already arrived at Stamford Bridge for this match, which is just minutes away from kick-off.
Blues in the building! 🤝#CheBou pic.twitter.com/jWTGYsvV7L— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 27, 2022
In the history of meetings between the two teams, Chelsea has a record of 11 wins to Bournemouth's 5. Only one draw has been recorded. In their most recent meeting, the Blues won 2-1 on their visit to the Cherries.
This afternoon's venue for the match between Chelsea and Bournemouth will be Stamford Bridge, a soccer stadium located in the city of London, England, and home of Chelsea. It was built in April 1877 and has undergone several renovations. It has a capacity to host a little more than 41 thousand fans.
All set! We are just under an hour away from kick-off for Tuesday's first match of the 17th Premier League matchday. Stamford Bridge will witness the match between Chelsea and Bournemouth, two teams that need the three points for different purposes: one to get into European competitions, and the other to get away from relegation. Will one of them get the victory? Follow our coverage on VAVEL USA.
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USA Date: Tuesday, December 27
USA Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
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Key player Chelsea
Jorginho: This Chelsea player is one of the leaders of The Blues and has to play a leading role this season due to the absences of the players who participated in Qatar. The 30-year-old Italian midfielder has scored three goals this season, two in the Premier League and one in the UEFA Champions League.
Key player AFC Bournemouth
Philip Billing: Bournemouth's striker is one of the club's main references in attack and so far, the team's top scorer. Billing is one of Bournemouth's most promising players and his offensive contribution is vital for the team's aspirations in this competition. Last season, the striker participated in 42 games in which he got 11 assists and 10 goals. The Dane had a great start to the semester and currently has 4 goals and 1 assist in 15 games played.
Last lineup Bournemouth
Travers; Smith, Mepham, Senesi, Zemura; Christie, Billing, Cook, Anthony; Solanke, Moore.
Last lineup Chelsea
Arrizabalaga; Chalobah, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Cucurella; Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling.
Who will be the referee and his assistants?
The center referee for this Chelsea vs Bournemouth will be Simon Hooper; first row, Adrian Holmes; second row, Mark Scholes; Thomas Bramall; fourth assistant.
How does Bournemouth arrive?
On the other hand, AFC Bournemouth has not had a good soccer semester either, as they are fighting not to be relegated and need as many points as possible to keep moving away from that fateful zone. Gary O'Neil's pupils are coming from a bitter defeat by the minimum in their visit to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup, where up to 7 players were absent due to illness. Now, for this 17th matchday, the Cherries' squad arrives with many doubts to face Chelsea. Currently, Bournemouth is in 14th position with 16 points, only 3 points above Wolverhampton, which is in the relegation zone, recording 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats so far this season.
How does Chelsea arrive?
The London team led by Graham Potter, Chelsea has not had a good half of the season and, after the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel, Potter has not been able to do much with his team and has reached the resumption of the Premier League in the middle of the table. The Blues are not in the best shape for this resumption of the Premier League as they have three consecutive defeats: one against Manchester City, another against Newcastle, and the most recent against Aston Villa, where they lost by the minimum with an early goal by John McGinn in the 7th minute. Chelsea is currently in ninth place in the standings with 21 points (with two games left to play) after 6 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats.
Premier League Matchday 17
The Qatar 2022 World Cup is over and several teams from all the leagues in the world are already having activity with the resumption of their respective local competitions. This time, Stamford Bridge Stadium will host this match corresponding to Matchday 17, which opens Tuesday's activity between Chelsea and Bournemouth, both teams that have different purposes in this competition. The Blues want to get into the European competitions zone while the Cherries are looking to move further away from the relegation zone.
The match will be played at the Stadium Stamford Bridge
The match Chelsea vs Bournemouth will be played at Stamford Bridge Stadium, in London, England. Kick-off is scheduled at 12:30 hrs (ET).
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