Pedro Rodriguez got himself on the scoresheet in just 5th minute to give Chelsea 1-0 lead as Chelsea dominated the first half at Vitality Stadium.
A nice build play from Chelsea with Fabregas and Eden Hazard playing a nice one-two and Hazard unleased a superb low drive in the bottom corner to give Chelsea 2-0 lead.
Tommy Elphick pulled one back for Bournemouth and gave homeside a chance to make a comeback in second half. But Chelsea scored two more with Eden Hazard completing his hattrick.
Chelsea produced a decent showing in the first half of premier league game against AFC Bournemouth at the dean court as they raced to two nothing lead thanks to goals from Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard. Bournemouth however pulled one back as the teams went into the break with Chelsea narrowly leading 2-1. It was Hazard’s first league goal of the season while Pedro also found the net in just 5th minute of the game.
AFC Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea
[Premier League, Saturday, 23 April 2016 ]
05′ 0 – 1 Pedro Rodriguez
34′ 0 – 2 Eden Hazard
36′ 1 – 2 Tommy Elphick
68′ 1 – 3 Eden Hazard
88′ 1 – 4 Eden Hazard
Match Preview: Eddie Howe has guided Bournemouth to premier league safety in their very first season and thats a big step towards bigger and better things as premier league survival holds extra importance this season as from the start of next season new TV deal kicks in which means around £90-£100 million guaranteed to every premier league team at the end of next season in prize money. Bournemouth registered 11 wins in their first Premier League season and currently sit 13 with 41 points on the table. Safety is ensured and they can play without any problem against a team they have already beaten earlier in the season.
Team News & Lineups: Chelsea players and managment can not wait for this absolute shambolic season to end and with just 4 games to play for we can expect some changes in the starting lineup specially after 3-0 defeat in the hands of Man City last weekend. Hiddink is likely to name the likes of Kenedy, Traoré and Loftus-Cheek in the starting lineup while Miazga and Clarke-Salter might get a place on the bench. Hazard is doubtful while Terry, Remy and Zouma are ruled out for rest of the season.
Last time these two meet was back in december when Bournemouth registered a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge which turnout to be the highlight of their season. Mourinho was sacked 1 game after that defeat and Hiddink has kind of steady the ship since than. But nothing takes away the embarrassment Chelsea has suffered this season as they are the worse defending champions in premier league’s recent history.