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Bournemouth vs Chelsea LIVE score: Team news, TV channel and live stream

Chelsea have handed over the Premier League debut to Gonzalo Higuain at Bournemouth.

The Blyes will look to move three points clear of Arsenal in the race for the Champions League spot on the south coast.

The Gunners joined the Blues on 47 points when they beat Cardiff City last night.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, could move into the top half of the table if they win and other results go their way.

The cherries' new signings Dominic Solanke and Chris Mepham are on the bench

Follow all the action as it happens, right here.

Bournemouth: Boruc, Clyne, S Cook, Ake, Smith, Brooks, Gosling, Surman, Fraser, Stanislas, King.

Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Emerson, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Higuain

74 minsminute by minute

74 minsminute by minute

GOOOOAAALLLLL !!!! IT'S NOW 3-0 TO BOURNEMOUTH !! A magnificent team goal oozing in confidence, as Clyne pierces through the Chelsea defense with a brilliant cross-ball down the right wing that evades Emerson and David Luiz towards the quick Stanislas, who cuts it back for the grateful King to grab his brace !!

72 minsminute by minute

Surman becomes the first player to be booked by referee East following a bad challenge on the substitute Willian.

72 minsminute by minute

Brooks has both scored and assisted in the English League game for the first time in his career.

71 minsminute by minute

Cook comes back on the pitch, and Chelsea immediately concede possession.

70 minsminute by minute

More damage worries for the Cherries, as Cook stays down after catching his ankle on the turf mid-turn. The Bournemouth defensive stalwart jogs off the pitch to receive further treatment.

70 minsminute by minute

Only the Etihad (50) has seen more Premier League goals than the Vitality Stadium this season (40 goals – 23 for, 17 against).

68 minsminute by minute

Concern for Howe and his team, as Brooks stays down a rough challenge. He comes off the pitch to a standing ovation and hopes that his injury is not too serious, and Ibe is brought on his place.

66 minsminute by minute

Bournemouth have a great opportunity to go 3-0 up, but another Cherries breakaway results in Brooks surprisingly taking a bad first touch that allows Arrizabalaga to come out and clear!

65 minsminute by minute

Higuain, who has been ineffective throughout his Premier League debut, is hooked off for Giroud as Sarri looks to switch his attacking options.

63 minsminute by minute

GOOOOAAALLLL !!! BOURNEMOUTH DOUBLE THEIR ADVANTAGE !! Sloppy play by David Luiz just when Chelsea was in possession mode, as the Brazilian gives the ball away to Brooks who exchanges one-two with King before taking one touch to avoid a challenge and using the other to slot it past Arrizabalaga !! It's now 2-0 to the Cherries, and the Vitality Stadium is rocking!

63 minsminute by minute

King makes brilliantly to find Brooks with an excellent lofted ball, and despite the suspicions of offside, the flag stayed down as Brooks caps off his excellent display with a wonderful finish!

61 minsminute by minute

Willian comes on for Pedro in Sarri's first change of match, and he immediately takes a corner that is immediately thwarted by a resolute Bournemouth defense.

60 minsSTATS

Overall Possession Ratio


59 minsminute by minute

WHAT A CHANCE FOR KANTE! Pedro chips in a great ball that leaves the Bournemouth defense frozen in their tracks, and Kante has the only way to ghost past his markers only for him to take a bad touch that Boruc can grab safely! No offside call, which is quite surprising!

57 minsminute by minute

Chelsea are struggling to find holes in a congested Bournemouth half, as Kovacic's shot is blocked and cleared out of play for a throw-in. Seconds later, Pedro finds space and unleashes a powerful drive only for Boruc to safely catch the effort.

55 minsminute by minute

Stanislas receives the ball out wide and plays it to Brooks, who gets in the box and releases a pinpoint throughball towards the path of Fraser but for the Scotsman to be flagged for offside.

51 minsminute by minute

Hazard and Higuain combine, but run into a red-and-black wall just before the former is about to break through. The loose ball falls to Pedro, but he is dispossessed before he could conjure anything up.

48 minsminute by minute

Bournemouth are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since October following their 2-0 win over West Ham last time out.

47 minsminute by minute

GOOOOAAAALLLL !!! BOURNEMOUTH TAKE THE LEAD !! Brooks again at the heart of the Cherries' attacking play as he receives a throw-in before cutting the ball back to King, who has all the time to power it past Arrizabalaga! 90 seconds into the second half, and it's 1-0 to Bournemouth!

47 minsminute by minute

Brooks continues to show his worth in his first ever Premier League campaign, grabbing himself a deserved assist.

46 minsminute by minute

No changes to either side at the interval as both teams look to gain advantage over the other after a slightly equal first half.

46 minsminute by minute

Chelsea get play restarted as the second half gets underway!

Despite the opening 30 minutes that saw a good chunk of the action camped in their own half, Bournemouth still proved themselves to be a danger on the counter – especially with King and Brooks using their tempo and guile to give their visitors something to think about during the interval.

Chelsea had almost 70% possession, but aside from Kovacic's seventh-minute header that rolled the crossbar, they did not have any clear chance at Boruc's goal. Debutant Higuain has been effectively marshalled by Cook and Ake, but the ever-dangerous Hazard has been his usual electric self before the break. More inventiveness is needed from Sarri's men in order for them to unlock the hosts' so far solid defense.

45 + 2 minsminute by minute


45 minsminute by minute

There will be two minutes of added time.

44 minsminute by minute

STANISLAS SHOULD SHOULD MADE IT 1-0 THERE! Another turnover in the Chelsea half sees King breaking away with the freedom of the pitch at his disposal, and the forward finds team-mate Stanislas busting a lung to his left before the latter unleashes a powerful drive that Arrizabalaga manages to beat away and clear any further danger!

45 minsSTATS

Overall Possession Ratio


42 minsminute by minute

Brooks nutmegs Azpilicueta in an effort to conjure some more attacking play from out on the wing, and a good passage ends with a Clyne cross that Arrizabalaga easily catches. The Cherries now show more endeavor with a half-time whistle on the horizon.

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