AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis insists that Chelsea will slip up at some stage this season and he hopes it will happen on Boxing Day.
Last season, AFC Bournemouth beat the then reigning Premier League champions 1-0 due to a late Glenn Murray winner at Stamford Bridge.
At the time it was the Cherries first win in nine Premier League outings, having previously conceded 21 goals over that same period.
Chelsea meanwhile were not in fine form themselves and had slipped to 14th in the Premier League table.
When the Cherries travel to London on Boxing Day, a victory for the Cherries this time around would arguably be a bigger upset.
Under new manager Antonio Conte, Chelsea are currently enjoying a run of eleven consecutive victories.
But Francis knows that Chelsea’s run will end eventually and he hopes it will come as he leads AFC Bournemouth out as captain on Monday.
Francis told the Daily Echo…
‘…We won there last season and deserved it. We took the game to them and played some great stuff.
‘It’s going to take that again. Every single man is going to have to perform at their best for us to get anything. But it will be harder than last season because of the run they have been on.
‘They are not going to win every game between now and the end of the season. They are going to slip up so we’ve got to hope it’s Boxing Day, when we’re raring to go and catch them on an off-day…’
‘I’m thinking……hmmm, Chelsea on a long winning streak, key goalscorer out, slight upset to the system and rhythm, AFCB roll into town on an all-time high, game is a free punch for us, memories still fresh of our epic victory there last year…..I’m thinking we can win this ! – Join the conversation here.
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