Written by Audenshaw Cherry
AFC Bournemouth are a half decent side with some flashes of excellent play.
AFC Bournemouth are savvier now. Four seasons ago we would have lost this game by a lot more.
Chelsea are a very good side and are going to finish in the top two/three this season.
Eden Hazard is a class player on his day. He was excellent on Saturday.
Stamford Bridge, nice ground – not been since 1982.
Jefferson Lerma and Diego Rico look good signings but need time.
Asmir Begovic made some very good saves.
Dan Gosling does a hell of a lot of work for the team, doesn’t always get his passing right but he breaks play up constantly.
AFC Bournemouth gives the ball away too easily.
Perhaps AFC Bournemouth needs another striker – that’s not really very fair, we just didn’t get the run of the ball.
AFC Bournemouth can defend very well with a back three against a good team.
AFC Bournemouth doesn’t always get the rub of the green from inconsistent referees who book one player, in this case, Gosling, for a tackle but then fails to book a Chelsea player for the same tackle later in the match (possibly because he would have had to send him off?)
The Chelsea crowd were VERY quiet for most of the match.
AFC Bournemouth’s away support was some of the loudest I’ve heard for a long time.
Londoners still don’t how lucky they are with the transport system. Got away from the ground on the first train after we got to the platform but had to wait for nearly THREE minutes for our next train to arrive at Earls Court.
Chances in games against the big six are a premium. We have to take them when they come along. Ake and Wilson had glorious chances but missed them. They score from a deflected shot on the edge of the box and its game over. Referees will never antagonise the home crowd at venues like that unless the infringements are 100% obvious to all and the top players will always be protected. Overall we did well. – Join the conversation, click here.