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CHELSEA v BOURNEMOUTH RECAP: Cherries land huge win over hapless Blues

Bournemouth produced one of the most significant wins in the club's history by beating reigning champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Eddie Howe's Cherries grabbed a 1-0 win on the road as Jose Mourinho's Blues slumped to an eighth defeat of the season.

Glenn Murray, who had come on less than two minutes earlier, scored the only goal of the contest in the 82nd minute when he headed home from close range following a goalmouth scramble.

It was a first win in nine outings for Bournemouth who moved out of the bottom three and into 17th place as Chelsea remained 14th but saw their to four hopes slip away.


Chelsea: 0
Bournemouth: 1 (Glenn Murray 82')
Stamford Bridge, London - 41,631


- Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea. What do we do with you? Something has got to give at The Bridge? Is it Mourinho…?

- An enormous win for Bournemouth. Will this give them the belief that they belong in the top flight?


Chelsea require a positive result at home against Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday before focusing on a must-win league clash with table-toppers Leicester City on Monday.

Bournemouth will be riding high when they welcome the under-fire Manchester United to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday. 



Chelsea's Mourinho on his side's plans for the rest of the season:

"Our objective is to finish top four. Before this game it was realistic to think that our quality would take us out of this position, but maybe now we have to think about top six."

Bournemouth boss Howe on the result:

"It gives the players some reward for how hard they've worked.

"It's only one game but it does give us a huge boost going into the Christmas period."

*Thanks to Opta


Goals - Diego Costa 3
Assists - Eden Hazard 3
Clean sheets - Asmir Begovic 4
Yellow cards - Diego Costa 4
Red cards - Thibaut Courtois, Nemanja Matic, John Terry 1

Goals - Callum Wilson 5
Assists - Max Gradel 3
Clean sheets - Artur Boruc 2
Yellow cards - Matt Ritchie, Dan Gosling 4

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