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The magnificent Reece James returns to the Chelsea team for the first time since mid-October, while Denis Zakaria makes his Premier League debut in midfield. Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic, who went the distance at the World Cup, are not included in the squad. All told, Chelsea are without eight first-team players.

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Bournemouth are without the impressive Marcus Tavernier, who is injured, so Jack Stacey comes into the side. That probably means a switch to a back five. Lloyd Kelly also returns in place of Jack Stephens.

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Chelsea (possible 4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Jorginho, Zakaria; Pulisic, Mount, Sterling; Havertz.
Substitutes: Bettinelli, Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Humphreys, Gallagher, Hutchinson, Hall, Aubameyang.

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Bournemouth (possible 5-2-1-2) Travers; Stacey, Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zemura; Cook, Lerma; Billing; Solanke, Moore.
Substitutes: Plain, Stephens, Christie, Marcondes, Rothwell, Pearson, Lowe, Anthony, Dembele.

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Referee Simon Hooper

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Hello and welcome to live coverage of Chelsea v Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. The World Cup came at a good moment for Chelsea, who needed a time out after suffering three successive league defeats. Most of their players were either in Qatar or the treatment room, so Graham Potter hasn’t really had time to work his coaching magic, but a reset might be the next best thing.

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Bournemouth also had a dodgy run before the World Cup, losing four league games on the spin, but they finished part one of the Premier League season on a high when they routed Everton 3-0. They have a fine recent record at Chelsea, with three wins in five Premier League games, so a trip to Stamford Bridge should hold no fears for them. Unlike the rest of Great Britain, Bournemouth will travel with confidence.

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Kick off 5.30pm.

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main events

12 min: Chelsea penalty appeal! Pulisic collects a loose ball at the entrance of D and appears in the area. Smith panics and grabs his jersey, and Pulisic accepts the invitation to drop down before shooting wide in the straight. Simon Hooper says no penalty and VAR not interested. Hmm. it was not A lot of of a shirt-pull, and Pulisic certainly made the most of it, but it was still a shirt-pull.

Smith is lucky because if a penalty had been called he would have been sent off too.

11 minutes Thiago is still limping, although there is no sign that he is leaving.

10 minutes “I’m the only person in the office today – even though it’s not a holiday here in good ol’ America, everyone is off,” says Rachel Clifton. “So MBM is even more of a godsend than usual. And it’s not Southampton…”

I was surprised to see that they are at the bottom of the table. It seems the best way for a south coast side to avoid relegation is to be beaten 9-0 at the start of the season.

8 minutes Maybe Jeff Sachs was right: Havertz just missed a chance, heading in after a deep, floating cross from Cucurella. It wasn’t the easiest opportunity, but he probably should have been right on target.

8 minutes “Not having a vacation?” says Jeff Sachs. “Havertz is as good as Nunez at getting it wrong.”

Tough crowd!

7 minutes Thiago Silva is limping, which is a problem for Chelsea. They have Trevoh Chalobah on the bench.

5 minutes Bournemouth are playing with five defenders as predicted, although Billing is playing alongside Lerma and Cook in midfield rather than in front of them.

3 minutes Mount’s corner is cleared by Sterling, which allows the ball to run towards Reece James on the edge of the box. He lands a shot into the crowd and Bournemouth breaks free.

2 minutes Chelsea’s formation is a 4-2-3-1, as we’d expect, but with Sterling on the right and Pulisic on the left.

2 minutes Billing’s free-kick is saved comfortably by Kepa. Chelsea breaks and Havertz wins the first corner of the game.

1 minute Solanke, formerly of Chelsea, got past two players before being knocked out by Thiago Silva. Free kick for Bournemouth 30 meters from goal…

1 minute Tweet tweet! Chelsea, shooting from right to left as we watch, kick off the game.

There’s a minute of applause for the great George Cohen, who died last week at the age of 83. And now it’s time for action.

“Greetings and congratulations,” writes Vicente. “It’s time for the Blues to show us what they’ve got Rob, mid-table isn’t good enough; Greetings from everyone here.”

It is from here. Merry Christmas everyone!

“Here in the USA! USA!! USA!!!, Snakes and Ladders is marketed as Chutes and Ladders,” writes Peter Oh. “Bournemouth forwards, take note. If you want to score, you have to KICK!, er, SHOT!”

These are exciting times for Bournemouth🇧🇷 Gary O’Neil was appointed permanent manager during the World Cup, having done an excellent job as a caretaker, and American Bill Foley completed his takeover a few weeks ago.

It’s a dark old West London night, with the rain falling. It’s not very wet and windy in Stoke, but Amazon Prime has Tony Pulis as one of their specialists.

And if he doesn’t change Chelsea’s fortunes, he will at least get a fortune when they pay him. For all sorts of reasons, I really hope he succeeds.

the state of play

Chelsea start the match in ninth place. They are also nine points shy of a Champions League place, although they have two games in hand against fourth-placed Spurs.

Bournemouth sit 14th, three points above the relegation places in what is an increasingly attractive Snakes and Ladders game. A win tonight would put them in 12th place.

team news

The magnificent Reece James returns to the Chelsea squad for the first time since mid-October, while Denis Zakaria makes his Premier League debut in midfield. Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic, who went all the way at the World Cup, are not included in the list. In all, Chelsea are without eight first-team players.

Bournemouth are without the impressive Marcus Tavernier, who is out injured, so Jack Stacey joins the squad. That probably means a move to a back five. Lloyd Kelly also returns in place of Jack Stephens.

Chelsea (possible 4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Jorginho, Zakaria; Pulisic, Mount, Sterling; Havertz.
Substitutes: Bettinelli, Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Humphreys, Gallagher, Hutchinson, Hall, Aubameyang.

Bournemouth (possible 5-2-1-2) Travers; Stacey, Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zemura; Cook, Lerma; Charge; Solanke, Moore.
Substitutes: Plain, Stephens, Christie, Marcondes, Rothwell, Pearson, Lowe, Anthony, Dembele.

Judge Simon Hooper

Preamble

Hello and welcome to Chelsea v Bournemouth live coverage from Stamford Bridge. The World Cup came at a good time for Chelsea, who needed a break after suffering three consecutive league defeats. Most of his players were either in Qatar or in the treatment room, so Graham Potter hasn’t really had time to work his magic as a coach, but a reboot could be the next best thing.

Bournemouth also had a dubious run ahead of the World Cup, losing four games in a row, but ended the first half of the Premier League season on a high note by beating Everton 3-0. wins in five Premier League games, so a trip to Stamford Bridge shouldn’t strike fear for them. Unlike the rest of Britain, Bournemouth will travel with confidence.

Start 5:30 pm.

Blues in the building! 🤝#CheBou pic.twitter.com/jWTGYsvV7L

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 27, 2022

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