With six losses in his first games since his return to Chelsea, Frank Lampard is after his first win when the club face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Bournemouth currently sit 13th in the Premier League table and have been rather successful this season. Last week, the home team smashed Leeds United 4-1 and will need to fight hard to obtain a similar outcome in this match.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are now in 12th position in the league table and has struggled this season. The Blues suffered a devastating 3-1 loss to Arsenal in their previous encounter and will need to bounce back this weekend.
Chelsea has a solid record against Bournemouth, having won 12 of the 18 encounters between the two teams, compared to Bournemouth’s five wins.
The Cherries have won four of their 11 Premier League games against Chelsea, with three of those triumphs coming away from home.
Chelsea have lost three of their previous six top-flight matches against Bournemouth, but they did win the reverse fixture 2-0.
Bournemouth are aware that a win on Saturday will almost certainly secure their place in the Premier League for next season, and they can be confident of getting a positive result given that they have seven points from their last four league encounters with Chelsea.
Cherries fans will remember the 4-0 thumping of the West Londoners at the Vitality Stadium in January 2019, while they were unlucky to only get a point in a 2-2 home draw in February 2020, with Marcos Alonso scoring an 85th-minute equalise for the visitors.