Maurizio Sarri manages the Blues for the second time at Stamford Bridge this season and a fourth win in-a-row could be quite the start – with quite possibly not too many of the Stamford Bridge faithful predicting such an upturn after a frustrating summer.
Bournemouth pose a tricky conundrum for Chelsea to solve though, with Eddie Howe’s Cherries unbeaten themselves this season and having turned over the Blues at Stamford Bridge last season – Maurizio Sarri has an opportunity to put that wrong to right and fuel even more talk of a top of the table charge.
Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic are likely to remain in the starting XI for the game against Bournemouth – with little doubt about Hazard’s spot in attack, while Kovacic needs the minutes and showed encouraging sides against a defensive Newcastle side last week.
Olivier Giroud is undoubtedly knocking on the door to replace Alvaro Morata after the Spaniard was subbed off early in the second half last weekend, and the French World Cup winner making an impression coming off the bench. Another blank for Morata on Saturday and Sarri could move Giroud in to the starting spots for the next game.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are certain starters once again in the midfield, while Marcos Alonso has proved to be quite the goal threat in the left of the defence – this may ultimately be the easiest team selection of Sarri’s short reign in west London.
Predicted Chelsea Line Up vs Bournemouth
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso
Midfield: Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante
Attack: Pedro, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata
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