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Team News: Chelsea vs. Bournemouth injury, suspension list, predicted XIs

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The Blues will bid to continue from where they left to make it four premier league wins in a row as they usher Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge tonight.

Chelsea are currently sixth-placed in the Premier League and they will be looking forward to bouncing back to winning ways following their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa in a winter friendly.

Bournemouth on the other hand sit at the the 14th-place on the Premier League. The Cherries will also try to win the match to get over their EFL Cup fourth-round tie 1-0 loss to Newcastle United this week.


Armando Broja is out with an ACL injury he sustained during the winter friendlies during the World Cup break. Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic haven't returned from international duty following their run with the Morrocan and the Croatian teams respectively upto the World Cup semis.

N'Golo Kante remains out with a thigh injury. Summer arrival Wesley Fofana is also in the sidelines with a knee injury, Ben Chilwell and Carney Chukwuemeka are nursing hamstring injuries, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is out with a calf injury. Mason Mount and Kepa Arrizabalaga are doubts ahead of tonight's premier league clash with calf and foot injuries respectively.

Possible Starting XI:

Mendy to start on goal. Chalobah, Silva and Koulibaly to form a back-three. James, Jorginho, Gallagher and Cucurella to play ay midfielde while Mount, Aubameyang and Sterling lead in attack.


David Brooks and Neto are both unavailable due to thigh injuries. Ben Pearson (illness), Ryan Fredericks (illness) and Joe Rothwell are all doubts due to illness, Jefferson Lerma and Lloyd Kelly are also doubt with knee and ankle injuries.

Possible Starting XI:

Travers to start on goal. Smith, Mepham, Senesi and Zemura to form the backline. We could see Christie, Cook, Lerma and Anthony play in the middle while Billing and Solanke start upfront.

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