Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Premier League LIVE: Team news and updates

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea – LIVE: Nicolas Jackson strikes the foot of the post after Raheem Sterling’s early miss, with Blues on top at Vitality Stadium in drizzly conditions

Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for all the latest as Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea back in control now. They don’t look particularly dangerous though. As has been the story of their season so far.

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea are back to knocking on the door and this time a ball from the right reaches Sterling in the area.

It comes at him quickly and he sees his strike blocked by a defender.

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea


Bournemouth almost take the lead out of nowhereas Chelsea fall asleep and a hopeful ball reaches Ouattara at the back post.

He makes contact but is denied by Sanchez at close range.

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea

Mudryk tries driving towards goal and wins his team a corner.It comes to nothing.

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea

70 per cent possession for the vistors and all three shots.

Off the post!

Chelsea almost take the lead.

Jackson picks up the ball 25 yards from goal, turns and lashes a low strike which hits the outside of the post and goes wide.

Chelsea looking ominous.

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea

Gallagher clips a clever ball through for Sterling on the right hand side of the area but he drags an aimless ball across goal.

Should have done better.

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea

The Blues have taken early control of the ball, as expected.

We’ve seen this before but can they do anything with it?

Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea


Mudryk bursts through into the area and tries to cut it back for Gallagher but he can’t quite reach it.

Bright start from the visitors.


We’re underway.

But first

A moment of silence for the people suffering in Libya and Morocco.

Here we go

The teams are on their way out.

Pochettino looking for a first away win in 13

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is currently winless in 13 away games in the Premier League, drawing three games and losing 10, in a run that stretches back to February 2019 with Tottenham. His teams are without a clean sheet in 14 away games in the competition.

Pochettino: 'Caicedo has a knee issue'

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino says Moises Caicedo is absent due to a knee injury he picked up on international duty with Ecuador.

The Argentine also explained why he has dropped Ben Chilwell to the bench.

He told Sky Sports: ‘We are going to play with Mudryk in a position that Chilwell normally plays.

‘We want to play with a more offensive player and keeping the same line-up in the back four.

‘Then Caicedo arrived from the international duty with a knock in his knee so we need to assess him in the next few days but he wasn’t available for today that is why he is not here with the team.’

Warm-ups underway

Both sides are putting the finiishing touches on their preparations.

State of play

Chelsea are looking for just their second win of the season in what is their fifth game.

The Blues have taken four points from their opening four matches and sit just two points above today’s opponents.

The Cherries have drawn two and lost two.

30 minutes to kick-off

Not long to go now until this one gets underway.

The stage is set

A first start for Lesley Ugochukwu

The Blues have arrived

Chelsea make two changes

So Chelsea have made two changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest before the international break.

Moises Caicedo doesn’t make the squad after his involvement with Ecuador, while Ben Chilwell has dropped to the bench.

Mykhailo Mudryk and Lesley Ugochukwo – who makes his first Premier League start – come into the starting XI.

TEAM NEWS: Chelsea

TEAM NEWS: Bournemouth

Good afternoon

And welcome to Mail Sport’s live coverage of Chelsea’s trip to Bournemouth.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are looking for their first away victory of the season and they come up against a side that are yet to win at all this season.

We will bring you all the build-up and updates from kick-off… starting with the team news.


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