Chelsea win against Cherries can revive Premier League season
Matt Haynes | December 4, 2015
Chelsea v Bournemouth
- Premier League
- Saturday, December 5th
- Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
- Stamford Bridge
- Live on Sky Sports 1
Chelsea to kickstart season against Cherries
The Blues have an opportunity to start December with a win and go onto build up momentum until the January transfer window and Chelsea are odds-on at 4/11 with Coral to beat Bournemouth.
Jose Mourinho will have identified this match as one where Chelsea can start a winning streak throughout December, knowing that due to the tough schedule over Christmas rivals in the Premier League, such as Manchester United or Arsenal might drop points.
Having ground out a goalless draw at White Hart Lane last time out, the Blues built on a 1-0 home win over Norwich, demonstrating their ability to keep a clean sheet, while Diego Costa also was on the scoresheet again once more.
The centre forward who has struggled for fitness and match sharpness this campaign, is 4/1 to break the deadlock against Bournemouth who have 11 players currently out injured.
Perfect platform for Hazard?
Another who has struggled for form this term, Eden Hazard, may find this as the ideal opportunity to ease himself back into a scoring streak, with the Cherries conceding five goals in their last two matches.
The Belgian is 6/1 to score two or more goals, or 9/2 to break the deadlock against Eddie Howe’s side who are just five points below Chelsea in the Premier League.
King can score on Kings Road
Having hit the back of the net in Bournemouth’s last away Premier League outing, Joshua King is a great anytime price at 10/3 to repeat this at Stamford Bridge and has the pace to trouble the Blues backline.
The Norwegian international recently revealed that he feels he is starting to feel the benefits of playing as a number nine: “I’m getting used to it now and am starting to feel at home,” he said.
“I know when I play well and when I don’t. I know I didn’t play well in the first couple of games. I felt it was a fresh start when I came on against Southampton, both mentally and physically.
“I’ve got one of the best managers in the game to help me become a better player. I was struggling when I played as a number 10 but, as a number nine, I think that suits me better. I am getting used to it more every week.
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Coral’s top tip: Back Costa to score first once again @ 4/1 with Coral.