Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After coming from behind to beat Watford on Matchday 9, Chelsea will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium. The Blues aim to keep their hopes of winning the Premier League title alive and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at the Cherries in Saturday’s football match. Antonio Conte’s charges are nine points behind league leaders Manchester City, meaning that the game against Bournemouth is of big importance for the capital club. Mitchy Batshuayi came as a substitute and scored a brace in the 4-2 win over Watford and he is widely expected to return to the starting line-up. The Cherries recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Stoke City at the weekend and they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Chelsea. However, seeing that Eddie Howe’s troops suffered a loss in each of their previous three meetings with Chelsea, we are not tempted to put our money on the Blues.
Highlighted Player (Jordon Ibe):
Jordon Ibe is regarded as one of the most talented players in England. Ibe was born on 8 December, 1995 and he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After being on Liverpool’s radar during the 2011/2012 season, the Premier League club made their move and eventually secured his signature on 20 December 2011 for an undisclosed fee. Jordan Ibe plays as a winger and he is well known for impressive pace, power and control. He made 27 appearances for Liverpool in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and he scored one goal in the process. On 14 July, 2016 he signed a four-year contract with Bournemouth for a fee of £15m (club record). Ibe received his first call-up for England U21 in August 2015, but is has to be noted that he is also eligible to play for Nigeria through his father. However, Ibe confirmed in 2015 that he would represent the England national team on international stage.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.