After three straight wins in their first three games, Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea would be hosting Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at Stamford bridge

Not only Chelsea, Bournemouth, on the other hand, have had a great season by picking up 7 points in the last three games where they won against West Ham and Cardiff City in the opening games and managed to pull off a draw against Everton last week.

Although both Chelsea and Bournemouth are undefeated this season with the form that Chelsea are in right now it seems like Chelsea would be definitely getting better off Bournemouth

“I’m very happy with nine points in three matches, but I think also that the table now is not so important. Now it’s important to work and improve more. We have the potential to improve more.” said Maurizio Sarri

Although the Blues are the favourites for this fixture Bournemouth have managed to win twice at the Stamford Bridge during their Premier League tenure and lost just once, their most recent victory being the 3-0 victory at the end of January when Callum Wilson, Nathan Ake and Junior Stanislas all netted.

Team News

Chelsea has no new injury concerns this week other than Cesc Fabregas’s knee injury which put him out this week too and it is most likely that Sarri would field the same starting XI

Defence

Chelsea’s defence would be catering Azipillicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz and Alonso. Unlike their outing against Newcastle United, this time around Chelsea would look to keep a clean sheet

Midfield

Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante would be playing in the centre of the park with Jorginho playing in the heart of the midfield and Kovacic and Kante being deployed as the box to box midfielders.

Attack

As always Alvaro Morata would be leading the line for Chelsea with Pedro and Eden Hazard who seem to be in a scintillating touch on the wings.

Probable XI (4-3-3)

Kepa

Azpilicueta – Luiz – Rudiger – Alonso

Kovacic – Jorginho – Kante

Pedro – Hazard – Morata