Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea continued their Perfect Start to the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Chelsea continued to dominate Possession and play Sarri’s attacking style of Football but it took the Blues 72 Minutes to open the scoring via Pedro before Eden Hazard wrapped the game up 5 minutes from time with a sensational strike. After four games Chelsea are joint League Leaders with Liverpool with only Goal Difference separating the two sides. The Last time they won their first four games, the Blues went on to win the league in the 2014/15 Season.
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Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth came into the game unbeaten taking 7 points from their first three games and were very Organised at Stamford Bridge. The Cherries didn’t let Chelsea’s superior possession change the outcome in the first half and Marcos Alonso’s post-bound strike was the best chance of the half. Chelsea started the second half with more Panache and vigor but Morata’s inability to deliver in the final third seemed to hamper their progress and the Spaniard was replaced by Olivier Giroud. Giroud’s ability as a Target man is unprecedented and it was the Frenchman who helped the team open the scoring. Pedro took the ball forward and after a quick one-two with Giroud and skilfully put the ball in the back of the net to open the scoring. Thirteen minutes later Eden Hazard exchanged passes with Alonso before drilling the ball past Former-Chelsea Keeper Asmir Begovic.
Centre-back Nathan Ake missed an open net from close range and put the ball into the stands. Ryan Fraser’s wide-shot in the 76th Minute proving to be their last chance. The Cherries were a genuine threat to Maurizio Sarri’s side but in the end, the Blues came out on top.
Chelsea: 15 Sep v Cardiff (Home)
AFC Bournemouth: 15 Sep v Leicester (Home)