AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told Sky Sports…
“The glass is half full. To be down 1-0 at half-time against these types of teams, it’s very difficult to come back but we did.
“We showed great spirit in that second half and it was a really good opening period from us at the start of both halves today, we just couldn’t carry that momentum on. But we got a big point today and hopefully at the end of the season, it will prove pivotal.
“I was pleased with the response [in the second half] and we scored two really good goals. The question was could we hang on, but unfortunately, it wasn’t our day.
“We need to get points. Three is the aim, but if we can’t get three, let’s get one and we haven’t done that enough this season. We’ve been drawing when the games have been really tight and lost some narrow games so this is hopefully a turning point for us.”
Lots of spirit and grit in that performance 💪
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) February 29, 2020
"I'm still learning playing out wide, I do a job for a team but I want to be in the box and scoring goals."
Joshua King 👑🗣️
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) February 29, 2020
🏴 Jack Stacey (23) was easily one of @afcbournemouth’s top players in a scrappy draw with Chelsea ⤵️
✅ 90 minutes
🅰️ 1 assist
🔑 3 key passes
🚀 9 clearances
🦶 2 blocked shots
❌ 1 interception
🎯 4/4 long balls
Assists vs. Chelsea and Arsenal. Loves the big games! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/SdPkZHNQ9N
— Football Wonderkids (@fbwonderkids) February 29, 2020
Written by AlGard
As usual, a blistering start. Could have been 2 up in the first 6 minutes. But we never seem to capitalise on those intense opening minutes.
Then we sat back, looked tired as Chelsea pressed and it was little surprise when they scored.
We looked very down at half time.
But we came out to a rip-roaring crowd and turned it around in 3 minutes.
Some great football in the 2nd half.
Then we looked very tired again as Chelsea pressed. Backs to the wall and sadly we cracked.
It’s the fight that we are showing that gives us all hope.
A fair result and we battled like lions.
You can’t ask for more, can we?