Fikayo Tomori is selected for the first time in a month in a side that has two changes from the one that lost to Bayern Munich in midweek.
The young defender comes in for Toni Rudiger in what remains a back-three defence.The other change is up front where Pedro replaces Ross Barkley. Frank Lampard has explained he and Tomori put themselves in contention for selection with the way they trained.
Olivier Giroud continues at centre-forward with Tammy Abraham out injured. Mason Mount completes the front three.
Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic are an experienced midfield core with Reece James wide on the right and Marcos Alonso, who spoke to this website today, on the left.For Bournemouth, former Chelsea player Nathan Ake returns to their defence having missed last weekend’s defeat at Burnley due to concussion. He takes the place of Simon Francis in one of four changes from their defeat against Burnley.
Chelsea Caballero; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Tomori; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Pedro; Giroud.
Subs Kepa, Rudiger, Gilmour, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Willian, Batshuayi.
Bournemouth Ramsdale; Stacey, S Cook (c), Ake, Smith; L Cook, Lerma, Billing; Fraser, C Wilson, King.
Subs Boruc, Rico, Francis, Gosling, Wilson, Stanislas, Solanke.
The referee is Andre Marriner
Bournemouth have won three and lost one of their last four Premier League meetings with Chelsea. They’re looking to complete the league double over us for the first time.We have not scored in three of our last four games against the Cherries.Each of the last 12 Premier League goals in Bournemouth vs Chelsea matches have come in the second half.
Chelsea have won seven of our last 12 away Premier League games (although none of the past three). Only Liverpool (37) and Man City (28) have more away points than the Blues this season (23).60 per cent of our Premier League goals have been scored away this season. 27 goals is three more than we managed in the whole of the last campaign.Chelsea have won 11 of our last 14 away Premier League games on the south coast, losing just one game in the process – 0-4 against Bournemouth in January 2019.Chelsea have conceded from 45% of the shots on target we’ve faced in the Premier League this season (37/83), more than any other side.Frank Lampard’s side have won 58.8 per cent (10) of our 17 away games this season in all competitions losing four.
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