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Chelsea vs Bournemouth as it happened: Eden Hazard and Pedro score as Maurizio Sarri's continues unbeaten start

Relive all the action from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea beat Bournemouth

Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri says he's really happy with Ruben Loftus Cheek ahead of their Premier League clash against Bournemouth

Life at Stamford Bridge has started very promisingly for Maurizio Sarri, who has guided Chelsea to three wins in their opening Premier League matches.

Chelsea, however, will not be taking Bournemouth lightly, having lost to them twice at home in their last three league meetings in west London.

Eddie Howe could hand Jefferson Lerma his Premier League debut and will welcome back Adam Smith, who returns from suspension, as they look to maintain their unbeaten start.

We'll have all the latest from Stamford Bridge and around the Premier League:


Preview

What time does it start?

Kick off at Stamford Bridge is at 15:00 BST

Where can I watch it?

Live coverage will not be shown in the UK as the game falls in the football television blackout, but you can follow live coverage on the Independent. Highlights are available on Match of the Day on BBC One at 22:20 BST.

Past three meetings

31 January 2018, Premier League – Chelsea 0 Bournemouth 3 (Wilson, Stanislas, Ake)

20 December 2017, Carabao Cup – Chelsea 2 (Willian, Morata) Bournemouth 1 (Gosling)

28 October 2017, Premier League – Bournemouth 0 Chelsea 1 (Hazard)

Premier League form guide

Chelsea: WWW

Bournemouth: WWD

Odds

Chelsea to win: 3/10

Bournemouth to win: 9/1

Draw: 5/1

Prediction

Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

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Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Saturday's Premier League.

First up, unbeaten league leaders Liverpool travel to Leicester City before Chelsea take on Bournemouth in one of five 3pm kick-offs.

The late game sees champions Manchester City host Rafa Benitez's Newcastle.

Stay with us right here and we'll have the very latest on all of that and more.

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Jurgen Klopp has criticised Simon Mignolet for going public over his unhappiness at Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation.

Mignolet is set to be second choice at Anfield this season, following the signing of Alisson from Roma and the departure of Loris Karius to Besiktas on loan.

The Belgium international suggested that he should have been allowed to leave rather than Karius, calling the Besiktas loan decision “bizarre”.

Liverpool manager Klopp, though, has made clear that Mignolet will not be leaving, with the transfer window closing on Friday in most of the major European countries.

Klopp was concerned that the goalkeeper decided to go public with his dissatisfaction, suggesting that he only became aware of it when Matt McCann, the club’s head of press, told him of the reports.

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Kick off is just under an hour away and that means the team news is out: 

This is how Leicester City line-up for this afternoon's early kick off. 

Can this side slow Liverpool's momentum. 

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Meanwhile, the Reds make one change from their 1-0 success over Brighton last weekend with Jordan Henderson replacing Naby Keita in the middle. 

Will it be four from four for Jurgen Klopp's side at the close of play today? 

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Klopp has not only been responding to Mignolet's claims but has also been trying to get support for last season's top scorer and player of the season, Mohamed Salah as disputes with his national side Egypt, continue. 

The 'Egyptian King' (as the song goes) was unhappy with how his nation and it's FA conducted themselves during the World Cup summer which included things like inviting celebrities to the hotel the squad was staying in, as well as organising a meeting between Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has been heavily criticised for human rights abuses, including persecution of LGBTQ people.

The winger has seemingly been able to focus despite these issues, scoring two goals in Liverpool's opening three games but Klopp is still backing his man to return to national duty if things can be resolved. 

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As far as the Foxes are concerned, they seem to have settled rather well into the 2018/19 Premier League, following defeat in the first game of season against ​Manchester United with victories over Wolves and Southampton. 

But there's no doubt that Leicester lost one of their key men this summer, with Algerian winger Riyadh Mahrez making his big money move to Manchester City. 

They're not hanging around though. Fellow Algerian and summer signing Rachid Ghezzal makes his first Premier League start. 

 

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Less than half an hour until kick off at the King Power Stadium. 

Which manager is going to come out on top? 

Source: Getty Images

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Naby Keita, who has shone for Liverpool so far this season has been relegated to the bench in favour of the returning Jordan Henderson. 

Klopp has been explaining pre game why...

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Paul Merson would still be struggling.

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The teams are out and kick off is moments away!

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