Chelsea vs Bournemouth confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture

Frank Lampard's side are looking to recover from defeat to Everton

Tom Kershaw
Saturday 14 December 2019 16:00
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Chelsea welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford as Frank Lampard’s side look to recover from last week’s defeat by Everton.

The Blues did secure their place in the Champions League last-16 in midweek, though, with a tense victory over Lille.

Eddie Howe’s side have been on a dire streak, losing five matches in succession since upsetting Manchester United at the start of last month.

That run has left the Cherries just one point clear of the relegation zone.

Here is everything you need to know about the game:

When is the match?

The match kicks off on 14 December at 3pm.

How can I watch it?

The match will not be broadcast on TV but you can follow our full coverage of the game.

Confirmed line-ups

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham

Bounemouth XI: Ramsdale, Stacey, Francis, Mepham, Rico, Gosling, Lewis Cook, Lerma, Billing, Fraser, King

Team news

Mason Mount is in line to return to the starting eleven after being benched for Chelsea’s victory over Lille. Reece James could also return after missing out.

Nathan Ake’s injury means Jack Simpson is set to start for Bournemouth. Steve Cook and Joshua King’s fitness is also being assessed.

Odds

Chelsea 2/9

Draw 5/1

Bournemouth 11/1

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