AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea meet this weekend at the Vitality Stadium for the twenty-eighth match of the Premier League season. AFC Bournemouth are sixteenth in the league with 26 points having won 7 games, drawn 5 and lost 15. Chelsea are fourth in the league with 44 points having won 13 games, drawn 5 and lost 9.
AFC Bournemouth have been struggling in recent weeks. In their last game they lost 3 – 0 to Burnley and before that, they were defeated 2 – 1 by Sheffield United. They did defeat Aston Villa 2 – 1 at the start of the month, but before that lost 1 – 2 to Arsenal. Chelsea have been in better form. They won their last game 2 – 1 against Tottenham Hotspur but lost 0 – 2 to Manchester United before that. Prior to that, they drew 2 – 2 with Leicester City, defeated Hull City 1 – 2, and drew 2 – 2 with Arsenal.
The teams have not actually played each other many times in the past, just 11 times since December 2015. Bournemouth have won four of those games, including both meetings last year. However, at present Chelsea appear to be the better performing team.