Date: 27th December 2016 at 7:51am
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AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook was disappointed with the goals conceded against Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The Cherries had the better of the possession against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but created very little in front of goal.

Jack Wilshere and Benik Afobe had AFC Bournemouth’s best chances, but both were well saved by Thibaut Courtois.

Meanwhile the home side had no problems in front of goal, Pedro opened the scoring with a sensational goal finding the top corner to give Artur Boruc no chance.

Following Simon Francis giving away a penalty, Eden Hazard stepped up to double Chelsea’s lead.

In stoppage time Pedro claimed his second of the game with a heavily deflected effort deceiving Boruc.

Cook told

‘We gave cheap balls away and when you’re playing against a side with the qualities that Chelsea have you’re going to get punished,’

‘We’ve not been good on the ball and in the last two games we’ve been punished in both. I thought in the first half before they scored – and it was a great goal to be fair – we were well in the game…

‘…At 1-0 down we’re still in it and at 2-0 we were still in the game. We had a massive chance which we didn’t take and they scored a third when we gave the ball away again they broke away and scored. That’s the way the game went for us today, we played into their hands a little bit.’

Your Say…

Neil Dawson wrote…

defence is our main problem and has been for quite awhile.

Southampton, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea…all good teams but put three past us.


Burnley, Sunderland, Boro…. poor teams that easily managed two.

It’s beyond a joke that we have had three transfer windows but none nothing of significance in this department in any of them. Presumably we sign so many expensive attackers because we know with our defence we will need to score three to beat a poor team and four to beat a good one…
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