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Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Preview, Prediction & Betting Picks

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Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Preview, Prediction & Betting Picks

Bournemouth make the trip to the capital to take on Chelsea in the last game of the Premier League season. The Blues could still clinch European football whereas Bournemouth look to secure a top half finish.

  • Chelsea to win @ -210 With BetMGM
  • Both teams to score @ -275 With BetMGM
  • Over 2.5 goals @ -375 With BetMGM

These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change

  • Date: 5/19/2024
  • Kick off time: 8:00 am Pacific Time
  • Location: Stamford Bridge

The promise of European football will make a win in the last game of the season a must for The Blues, whereas Bournemouth will look to bounce back with a win to end the season.

Chelsea currently sit seventh in the Premier League going into the last game of the season. In 36 games, The Blues have 16 wins, nine draws and 11 losses, leaving them on 57 points, equal with Newcastle and five points behind Tottenham with a game in hand.

The Blues have recently found their scoring form, scoring 73 goals in 36 games, an average of 2.03 goals a game. However, Chelsea have also been weak defensively, conceding 61 goals but keeping eight clean sheets.

Bournemouth sit just below Chelsea in 11th in the Premier League. In 37 games, The Cherries have 13 wins, nine draws and 15 losses which leaves them on 48 points, equal with Brighton in tenth.

The Cherries have been somewhat consistent in front of goal, scoring 53 goals in 37 games which gives them an average of 1.43 goals a game. Bournemouth have also struggled at the other end of the pitch, conceding 65 goals but keeping nine clean sheets.

Chelsea and Bournemouth have met 20 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1988. Chelsea have the better record in the fixture with 13 wins in comparison to Bournemouth’s five wins, the other two games ending in a draw.

The last five games in this fixture have seen two wins for Chelsea, two draws and one win for Bournemouth. Both sides have been on the scoresheet in two of the last four meetings, with the most recent clash being the first meeting without goals ever in the fixture.

Chelsea to win

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Chelsea to win @ -210

Both teams to score

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Yes @ -275

Over 2.5 goals

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Yes @ -375

Team News

Chelsea Team News

Mauricio Pochettino has Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Enzo Fernandez, Ben Chilwell, Carney Chukwuemeka and Robert Sanchez out for the rest of the season. However, Lesley Ugochukwu and Reece James can return.

Bournemouth Team News

Andoni Iraola has Ryan Fredericks and Chris Mepham out for the rest of the season. However, Lloyd Kelly, Tyler Adams, Milos Kerkez, Luis Sinisterra and Marcus Tavernier can all return.

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Form Guide

In their last five games in all competitions, Chelsea have three wins, one draw and one loss.

The trip to the Emirates to take on London rivals Arsenal was one to forget for Chelsea. Leandro Trossard opened the scoring in the fourth minute to give Arsenal the lead at halftime. Braces from Ben White and Kai Havertz in the second half gave Arsenal a 5 - 0 win, their biggest ever over Chelsea.

Chelsea were once again on the road, this time taking on Aston Villa. An own goal from Marc Cucurella gave Villa the lead early on and Morgan Rogers doubled the lead before halftime. Noni Madueke and Conor Gallagher drew Chelsea level with ten minutes to go, but the potential winner was ruled out and the game finished in a 2 - 2 draw.

The Blues bounced back to winning ways against another London rival Tottenham. Despite having just 37% of the possession, Trevoh Chalobah scored in the first half and Nicolas Jackson grabbed a goal in the second half to give Chelsea the 2 - 0 win.

Yet another London derby saw Chelsea host West Ham. The Hammers had just two shots on target compared to Chelsea’s 14 shots on target as a brace from Jackson and goals from Cole Palmer, Gallagher and Madueke gave Chelsea the 5 - 0 win.

Mykhailo Mudryk opened the scoring for Chelsea in the eighth minute but Willy Boly equalised for Nottingham Forest before halftime. Callum Hudson-Odoi, former Chelsea player, put Forest ahead but two goals in two minutes from Raheem Sterling and Jackson gave Chelsea the 3 - 2 win.

Chelsea also take on Brighton on Wednesday.

In their last five games in all competitions, Bournemouth have two wins and three losses.

A penalty from Dominic Solanke gave Bournemouth the lead on the half hour mark but Rogers equalised for Aston Villa in the first half added time. Moussa Diaby and Leon Bailey both scored in the second half to give Villa the 3 - 1 win.

Bournemouth bounced back with a win over Wolves. Despite being down to ten men at full time with Kerkez sent off, Antoine Semenyo’s goal in the first half was the only goal of the game to give Wolves the 1 - 0 win.

Marcos Senesi opened the scoring in the 13th minute to give Bournemouth the lead over Brighton at halftime. Enes Unal and Justin Kluivert both scored in the second half to secure the 3 - 0 win over a Brighton side that had just one shot on target.

However, the next time out saw Bournemouth on the wrong side of the 3 - 0 scoreline. A penalty from Bukayo Saka and goals from Trossard and Declan Rice gave Arsenal the 3 - 0 win.

The last time out for Bournemouth was a game of later goals against Brentford. Bryan Mbeumo opened the scoring in the 86th minute but Solanke equalised just three minutes later. However, Yoane Wissa grabbed a goal in the 95th minute to give Brentford the 2 - 1 win.

FlashPicks Prediction

Chelsea have begun to string some form together at the end of the season, though Bournemouth will put up a good fight. Both sides are likely to be on the scoresheet with Palmer the most likely for Chelsea. Chelsea 2 - 1 Bournemouth

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Where to watch Chelsea vs Bournemouth

Chelsea vs Bournemouth will be shown live on Peacock Network in the USA.

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