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Pochettino's Chelsea Eye Victory to Bounce Back After Setback: Bournemouth Awaits

Chelsea Seek Redemption After Nottingham Forest Upset: Clash with Bournemouth Looms

Chelsea FC are eager to rebound after their surprising 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge. Their next challenge takes them to Bournemouth on Sunday, as manager Mauricio Pochettino continues to fine-tune his starting lineup.

Pochettino acknowledges the mounting pressure, with questions arising following two defeats [West Ham and Nottingham Forest] in four games. The West London Blues view this match as a must-win, given their extensive summer roster changes. Additionally, it has been quite some time since Chelsea registered a clean sheet in an away Premier League match, with nine consecutive league travels and no clean slate since a 0-0 draw at Liverpool in January.

Match Details:

- Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023

- Kick-off Time: 2:00 pm BST

- Venue: Vitality Stadium (Dean Court) in Bournemouth

- Where to Watch: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

Bournemouth vs. Chelsea Team News:**

- Bournemouth welcome back Lewis Cook from injury, while Adam Smith and Marcus Tavernier have returned to training.

- Potential debutants for Bournemouth include Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams.

- Chelsea face an injury-laden lineup but expects Reece James to make a return, with Armando Broja likely to be on the bench. Mykhailo Mudryk is also expected to be fit.

- Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, and Benoit Badiashile are among the notable absentees for the Blues.


While Bournemouth have shown promise under new management, Chelsea boasts superior quality and is determined to secure victory. The prediction favours Chelsea to win 3-2.

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