We look at Chelsea and Bournemouth's recent and distant past with the key facts and figures before tomorrow's meeting...

Chelsea vs Bournemouth: head-to-head record

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Biggest league win for each team:
Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea 2015/16
Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea 2018/19
Chelsea’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge was 3-0 in 2016/17

Chelsea and Bournemouth meet for the first time since our 2-2 draw in the Premier League at the Vitality Stadium in February 2020, when Frank Lampard and Eddie Howe were in charge.

Bournemouth have won three and lost one of their last five Premier League meetings with Chelsea. They are unbeaten in three. We have won two and lost three of our five Premier League home games against the Cherries.

Last five meetings at Stamford Bridge

20 Dec 2017 League Cup QF W 2-1
31 Jan 2018 Premier League L 0-3
01 Sep 2018 Premier League W 2-0
19 Dec 2018 League Cup QF W 1-0
14 Dec 2019 Premier League L 0-1

Chelsea form

Last five Premier League results:

Brentford (a) D 0-0
Man Utd (h) D 1-1
Brighton (a) L 1-4
Arsenal (h) L 0-1
Newcastle (a) L 0-1

Chelsea have lost our final league game in only one of the last 19 calendar years (12 wins, six draws), losing 3-1 to Aston Villa in our last game of 2011.

Bournemouth form

Last five Premier League results:

Southampton (h) L 0-1
West Ham (a) L 0-2
Tottenham (h) L 2-3
Leeds (a) L 3-4
Everton (h) W 3-0

The Cherries have scored eight goals in their last three Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 11. They are looking to score three or more goals in three consecutive league games for the first time since November 2014.

Chelsea stats

The 45-day break for the World Cup in Qatar is the second longest during a season, after the 105 days without games between March and June 2020 for the Covid-19 lockdown.

This is the first time since 2010 Chelsea are not playing a game on Boxing Day (26 December).

Chelsea milestones

Thiago Silva’s next appearance will be his 100th for the Blues.

Mason Mount is in line to make his 150th start for Chelsea in all competitions.

If selected, Cesar Azpilicueta will equal Petr Cech’s 494 career Chelsea appearances and move equal sixth in our all-time list as well equalling the most games played for the club by an overseas player.

Edouard Mendy’s next clean sheet will be his 50th for the Blues.

Bournemouth stats

Gary O’Neil’s side have had fewer shots than any other Premier League side this season – 122.

Bournemouth have conceded more goals (32) than any other side in the Premier League this season. They have also conceded the most goals from headers (eight), corners (nine), penalties (five) and set-pieces (10, excluding penalties) so far this term.

Away from home, Bournemouth have lost at Man City, Liverpool, West Ham and Leeds. They won maximum points at Nottingham Forest in September, and drew at Newcastle and Fulham.

Bournemouth have won three of their last nine Premier League matches when scoring first (two draws, four defeats).

No player has been involved in more Premier League goals for Bournemouth this season than Marcus Tavernier (six, two goals, four assists).

Premier League results and fixtures

Monday 26 December - Premier League fixtures

  • Brentford v Tottenham 12.30pm

  • Crystal Palace v Fulham 3pm

  • Everton v Wolves 3pm

  • Leicester v Newcastle 3pm

  • Southampton v Brighton 3pm

  • Aston Villa v Liverpool 5.30pm

  • Arsenal v West Ham 8pm

Tuesday 27 December - Premier League fixtures

  • Chelsea v Bournemouth 5.30pm

  • Man Utd v Nott'm Forest 8pm

Wednesday 28 December - Premier League fixtures

  • Leeds v Man City 8pm