Date: 2nd September 2018 at 11:36am
Written by:
Chelsea
2 – 0
Bournemouth

Stamford Bridge

Premier League

1/09/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 40178

Referee: Lee Mason

Chelsea Bournemouth
Pedro (72), Hazard (85)
Arrizabalaga Begovic
Azpilicueta Francis
Rudiger Cook S
David Luiz Ake
Alonso
 
Smith A 80
Jorginho Lerma
 
88
Kante
 
Gosling
 
Kovacic 79 Rico
Willian 65 Fraser
Morata 61 Wilson
Hazard King 80

Substitutes

Caballero Boruc
Barkley Surman
Pedro 65 Mousset 80
Loftus-Cheek 79 Ibe 80
Giroud 61 Cook L 88
Zappacosta Brooks
Chrstensen Mings

Game Statistics

24 Goal attempts 8
6 On Target 1
7 Corners 6
10 Fouls 7
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
73 % 27

Four games into the new season and things are looking good at Stamford Bridge.

Under their new coach, Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea have a 100% record in the Premier League winning all four games they have played.

The latest of those victories came against AFC Bournemouth with Chelsea winning 2-0.

However, the blues didn’t have it all their own way needing two second-half goals to quash a gallant Bournemouth side who spurned several chances to take lead.

After a goalless first half, Chelsea edged ahead, in the 72nd minute when Pedro, who had replaced Willian, scored after exchanging passes with Olivier Giroud, although his shot did take a deflection to beat Asmir Begovic in the Bournemouth goal.

Although having scored, Chelsea were on top, Bournemouth always looked dangerous on the counter-attack, but it was a counter-attack from Chelsea that was to clinch the victory.

With eighty-five minutes on the clock, Hazard wrapped the points up finishing with a fine shot from an acute angle.

Chelsea enter the international break in a good position on which to build, hopefully, a successful season.

 

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