Chelsea v Bournemouth (Saturday 1st September, 3pm kick off) - Betting Preview

The Cherries have become something of a bogey team for Chelsea since they became a Premier League side back in 2015 – and especially at Stamford Bridge.

This will be Bournemouth’s fourth visit to the blue side of West London since then, and they’ve won there on two of the previous three occasions, including a 3-0 walloping at the start of 2018. If you reckon Eddie Howe’s side are set for yet another magical result (and let’s face it, three is the magic number), then you can pick the Cherries to win this one at a massive 9/1 with SportingBet.

And why not back them? Both of these sides come into the game with decent form, and both like to approach games with an attacking front foot, so we should be in for a game that will pleasing on the eyes of the neutral. Neither team has looked particularly convincing at the back so far, with just one clean sheet each in their opening three Premier League games respectively, so both teams scoring looks like a fairly solid shout at 4/5 with BoyleSports.

Back in the bookings market, you probably can’t go wrong if you’re to back Bournemouth new boy Jefferson Lerma to pick up a caution. The Colombian collected a quite amazing 19 (yes, NINETEEN) yellow cards during last season at former club Levante in La Liga, so is surely a shoe-in at 6/4 with Coral to be booked at Stamford Bridge. It’s a relatively short price as far as a yellow card goes, but with a record like his, it’s pretty decent value.

You may think I’ve completely lost my mind, but N’Golo Kante may well be a decent shout for a goal or two over the course of the season. The World Cup winner scored in his side’s Premier League opener at Huddersfield, and finds himself further up the pitch in a 4-3-3 formation that sees new signing Jorginho in Kante’s usual anchoring role. Kante’s energy and anticipation could well see him getting on the end of things in the penalty area, so might well be worth a flutter as an anytime goal scorer this weekend at 13/2 with Unibet.

All in all, we should be in for a very entertaining game at the Bridge, with two sides who are showing signs of playing football the right way this season. Despite the recent Bournemouth success in this fixture, you can’t go against a Chelsea side with a 100% record so far, so back the home win and over 3.5 goals at 29/20 with Coral.

Premier League Treble: £10 on Wolves (to beat West Ham), Brighton (Fulham) and Everton (Huddersfield) returns around £85 with William Hill.

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