Premier League In Focus – Bournemouth vs Chelsea Preview

When? Saturday 28th October, 17:00 (UK)

Where? Vitality Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Bournemouth – Sold out

Chelsea -

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Bournemouth W1, Chelsea W4
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Bournemouth W1, Chelsea W3
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Bournemouth W2, Chelsea W7

Chelsea are the Premier League side to have had the most players sent off this season with three red cards being shown to the defending champions.

David Luiz has the worst disciplinary record in the Premier League this season with three bookings and a red card to his name after seven appearances.

Cesar Azpilicueta has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other defender this season (five - one goal, four assists).

Eden Hazard has made just one assist in his last 15 Premier League appearances.

Michy Batshuayi is certainly efficient in terms of his minutes-to-goal ratio; he scores a Premier League goal every 93 minutes, while teammate Alvaro Morata just edges him out at 92.

Eddie Howe’s side have the second highest average pass completion rate out of the 10 teams that currently find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League table – 78.1%.

They also have the second highest average possession out of the 10 teams that currently find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League table – 49.4%.

The Cherries have only found the net six times in the league this season - an average of 0.67 goals per game. They have conceded 13 at the other end - an average of 1.44 goals against per game.

Andrew Surman has netted two goals in his last five Premier League appearances, as many as in his previous 81.

Asmir Begovic and Charlie Daniels are the only players to have played every minute of Bournemouth’s Premier League campaign this season.

December 2015 saw Bournemouth earn a historic victory against the then defending Premier League champions, Chelsea. Glenn Murray’s late goal would give Bournemouth fans cause for jubilant celebrations while the misery continued for Jose Mourinho who would soon depart Stamford Bridge.