Chelsea may have lost any hope of retaining the Premier League title after Manchester City’s dominant first half of the season, but they are still well in the running for other silverware this season, and the League Cup is first on the agenda as they face Bournemouth in the quarter finals on Wednesday.
The Blues come into this match on the back of consecutive wins against Huddersfield and Southampton, and whilst finishing 2nd in their Champions League group will still sting them, they are carrying a bit of good form into the Christmas period now.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, are likely to be playing a full strength squad as they hunt for some unlikely silverware this season. Eddie Howe could opt for some changes though, especially after seeing his side hammered 4-0 at home to Liverpool on Sunday.
The Cherries are now winless in six matches in all competitions and find themselves struggling a bit, although away from home they tend to be a little tighter at the back. They only conceded one at Manchester United last week and limited Spurs to one as well. Their lack of scoring ability is an issue though, and it has resulted in four of their last six away games seeing fewer than three goals.
Chelsea are at 3/10 to win, a draw is at 17/4, and an Bournemouth win is at 17/2.
Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth News
Chelsea: Antonio Conte has an "injury" to David Luiz that is keeping the Brazilian out of the team at the moment. He will also be without left back Marcos Alonso- Saturday's match winner- due to a suspension. This is a problem as they have few options on the left, and Davide Zappacosta has only just returned from illness himself.
AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe was already missing left back Brad Smith and center back Tyrone Mings due to injuries, but now it appears that two more have joined them after Sunday's loss to Liverpool. Those men include left back Charlie Daniels and striker Josh King.
Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth VDB Betting Odds & Prediction
Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth VDB Betting Odds
|Chelsea||-1½ (-115)||-355||3 (-25)o|
|AFC Bournemouth||+1½ (-105)||+850||3 (+105)u|
Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Chelsea 3-0 AFC Bournemouth
Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth VDB Sport Betting Line Up, Head to Head and Matchup Report
Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth Probable Lineups
Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth Head to Head and Matchup Report
Chelsea - Last 6 Games
|16/12/2017||Chelsea - Southampton||1 : 0 (1 : 0) (0 : 0)||(W)||Premier League|
|12/12/2017||Huddersfield Town - Chelsea||1 : 3 (0 : 2) (1 : 1)||(W)||Premier League|
|09/12/2017||West Ham United - Chelsea||1 : 0 (1 : 0) (0 : 0)||(L)||Premier League|
|05/12/2017||Chelsea - Atlético Madrid||1 : 1 (0 : 0) (1 : 1)||(D)||Champions League Gr.C|
|02/12/2017||Chelsea - Newcastle United||3 : 1 (2 : 1) (1 : 0)||(W)||Premier League|
|29/11/2017||Chelsea - Swansea City||1 : 0 (0 : 0) (1 : 0)||(W)||Premier League|
AFC Bournemouth - Last 6 Games
|17/12/2017||AFC Bournemouth - Liverpool||0 : 4 (0 : 3) (0 : 1)||(L)||Premier League|
|13/12/2017||Manchester United - AFC Bournemouth||1 : 0 (1 : 0) (0 : 0)||(L)||Premier League|
|09/12/2017||Crystal Palace - AFC Bournemouth||2 : 2 (2 : 2) (0 : 0)||(D)||Premier League|
|03/12/2017||AFC Bournemouth - Southampton||1 : 1 (1 : 0) (0 : 1)||(D)||Premier League|
|29/11/2017||AFC Bournemouth - Burnley||1 : 2 (0 : 1) (1 : 1)||(L)||Premier League|
|25/11/2017||Swansea City - AFC Bournemouth||0 : 0 (0 : 0) (0 : 0)||(D)||Premier League|
Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth Last Meeting Result
|Premier League (England)|
|28/10/17, 18:30||AFC Bournemouth - Chelsea||0 : 1 (0 : 0) (0 : 1)||10. Gameday|
|08/04/17, 18:30||AFC Bournemouth - Chelsea||1 : 3 (1 : 2) (0 : 1)||32. Gameday|
|26/12/16, 16:00||Chelsea - AFC Bournemouth||3 : 0 (1 : 0) (2 : 0)||18. Gameday|
|23/04/16, 16:00||AFC Bournemouth - Chelsea||1 : 4 (1 : 2) (0 : 2)||34. Gameday|
|05/12/15, 18:30||Chelsea - AFC Bournemouth||0 : 1 (0 : 0) (0 : 1)||15. Gameday|