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Chelsea VS Bournemouth Club Friendly Live Football Score 27 Jul 2021

Chelsea VS Bournemouth Club Friendly Live Football Score 27 Jul 2021

MATCH INFO

Start date: 27 Jul 2021 23:45

ABOUT THE MATCH

The Cherries, who start their Championship campaign on August 6, head into this contest on the back of a narrow defeat to Granada. Chelsea have been back in training for a number of weeks, albeit without the majority of the players who guided the club to the Champions League trophy earlier in the year.

A 6-1 victory over Peterborough United in a behind-closed-doors friendly was supposed to be followed by a match against Drogheda United in a similar setting. However, a possible coronavirus case within the group led to the cancellation of that game at short notice, leaving the Blues to play another 90-minute between themselves.

With the potential of another hectic campaign ahead of them, Thomas Tuchel will not be too concerned that the players currently available to him have not been able to accumulate the game time that was initially expected.

Fixtures against Bournemouth, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as the European Super Cup tie with Villarreal, will provide Tuchel and his squad with plenty of opportunities to get up to speed ahead of their August 14 date with Crystal Palace.

The late arrival of Scott Parker as the club’s new boss has left Bournemouth restricted to just two pre-season games ahead of welcoming the Premier League giants. A 4-2 success against lower-level Spanish outfit Linense was followed by a 2-1 reverse versus La Liga side Granada, a respectable result given their shortened preparation time.

Nevertheless, Parker will not want to use that or a lack of signings as an excuse when his players go up against a team being tipped to challenge for the top-flight title.  While players will come and go over the coming weeks, Parker needs to see improvements from whoever takes to the pitch with the Championship opener against West Bromwich Albion scheduled for August 6.

Chelsea are set to continue their pre-season schedule with an away trip to the Vitality Stadium, where AFC Bournemouth lie in wait.

The Blues smashed six goals against Peterborough in their first pre-season friendly, which included a hat-trick from Hakim Ziyech. Thomas Tuchel’s entire team is back following their international exploits, but not all of them are match fit as a majority of the first-team stars joined training on Saturday.

This is the first of three crucial friendlies Chelsea will play, after which they are set to face-off against London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth will be hoping to utilize this time to regroup and assemble their strongest possible XI. There is hope within the club of securing promotion following Scott Parker’s late arrival.

Their Championship campaign starts on 6 August, meaning Parker has had just over a month to prepare his side for England’s second-tier competition.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea head-to-head

Bournemouth were one of the teams who’d upset Chelsea many a time in recent years, and that is reflected in their five wins in 16 fixtures against the Blues.

The West Londoners, on the other hand, have beaten the Cherries 11 times. The two teams have played out one draw in their last 16 encounters.

Bournemouth pre-season form guide: W-L

Chelsea pre-season form guide: W

Bournemouth vs Chelsea team news

Bournemouth

Parker hasn’t managed to inspire the Cherries hierarchy to sign fresh talent, but he will be keen to learn more about new acquisition Emiliano Marcondes.

The likes of Jaidon Anthony and Mark Travers will also hope to impress, alongside senior players Steve Cook and Diego Rico.

Injured: None

Unavailable: None

Chelsea

Chelsea have sold a host of their academy players and are yet to make a marquee signing this transfer season.

Armando Broja, Conor Gallagher, Malang Sarr and a few players who have been on the peripheries of the first team have managed to secure game time and impress Thomas Tuchel.

Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner will not play a part in the forthcoming clash against Bournemouth.

Injured: None

Unavailable: Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner

 

 

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