Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a swift return to the win column when he takes his Chelsea side to a winless Bournemouth at Vitality Road after a brutal home defeat to Nottingham Forest just before the international break.
Chelsea head into this game having secured only one win from four games in the Premier League and ultimately, their terrible form has continued from last campaign. What's more, a finish outside of the top 10 for the Blues in 2022/23 meant they ended up in the second round of the EFL Cup, and even then, they made hard work of beating fellow Londoners, Wimbledon, from League One.
The club fell 1-0 down in the first half before a penalty from Nori Madueke before the final whistle in the first 45, as Enzo Fernandez went on to win the game with Chelsea seeing 84% of the ball.
Before that, Pochettino's men ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Luton Town that saw Nicolas Jackson get his first Premier League goal, as Raheem Sterling put on a clinic with two goals. Poch's men also hd 19 shots that day and eight on target.
Since then, however, Chelsea have lost at home to Nottingham Forest in a 1-0 defeat, as West Ham United have also beaten them in their only away game of the season after an opening weekend draw with Liverpool.
As for Bournemouth, they, like everyone else in the bottom five, are yet to win a game in the 2023/24 Premier League season. The club's only points picked up so far have been at home to West Ham United on the opening weekend before getting another draw away to Brentford just prior to the international break.
A 3-1 loss to Liverpool and a 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur will give Chelsea fans confidence in getting all three points and looking at Bournemouth's only win of the season, there are even more signs to be positive for the Blues. The Cherries battled with Swansea in the EFL Cup second round, coming from behind to win the game in the dying minutes after a finish from Ryan Christie. David Brooks and Hamed Traore also scored that day.
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