Maurizio Sarri has confirmed the Englishman’s departure won’t happen this month as well as it’s unlikely to take place in the summer. Thus, if the youngster gets another chance from the boss against The Cherries, he is expected to once again become one of the best players on the pitch. Taking into consideration his goal in the victory over Sheffield Wednesday, Callum is confident as ever.
2. Higuain’s debut in the Prem
The striker didn’t take the penalty as he turned down Willian’s classy offer in the first half of The Owls win. However, Maurizio Sarri states the Argentinian ‘wants to score in every match’. Thus, the forward will definitely give it all to open his scoresheet for The Blues.
3. Solid head-to-head record
The Blues lost only once in their last eight meetings with Eddie Howe’s side. Moreover, the teams simply don’t know what it’s like to end a game in a draw. Since 1988, Chelsea have faced only three defeats to Bournemouth.
4. Sarri knows what’s at stake
While Chelsea play against The Cherries on Wednesday, Man United and Arsenal take on Burnely and Cardiff City on Tuesday. The gap between the opponents and The Blues is only three points. It would be fatal to drop points at Vitality Stadium and the manager knows it as well as the lads.
5. Many Blues were given rest against Sheffield Wednesday
Eden Hazard remained on the bench throughout the entire game on Sunday. Jorginho came on just five minutes before the final whistle. David Luiz also had a chance to rest a bit. As The Blues continue to fight for the Carabao Cup as well as the League Cup and the Europa League it was vital for some players to take a breath.
6. No Wilson no party
The Englishman is a huge doubt for Eddie Howe is likely to face a late fitness test. He is The Cherries’ best goalscorer this season (11) and Bournemouth’s main threat up front.