Chelsea vs. Bournemouth, the Blues Snaps League Winless Streak

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

After a winless performance in their last five league matches, the Blues enjoyed a 2-0 victory in the Chelsea vs. Bournemouth match.

The GW 17 match at Stamford Bridge was Chelsea’s return from the World Cup break. Chelsea got the first goal in the 16th minute after Kai Havertz successfully converted Raheem Sterling’s pass.

Eight minutes later, Mason Mount produced a second goal with an excellent finish. The Blues had a third goal before half-time through Christian Pulisic’s, but it got ruled out.

After winning the Chelsea vs. Bournemouth clash, Graham Potter’s squad moves to eighth place in the Premier League table.

Those two quick goals mean a lot since Chelsea went five league matches without scoring in the first half.

The World Cup break gave Potter time to sharpen his squad as Chelsea produced a high-quality performance on Tuesday.

His decision to play Denis Zakaria in midfield to replace Mateo Kovacic (still in Croatia) paid off. They continued to impress in the second half but couldn’t add another goal.

However, there are still some big worries from the Blues side.

The squad conceded the ball in dangerous positions, which will be costly when they face Manchester City twice in January.

Besides, Potter still needs to improve Chelsea’s set-pieces scheme as it often runs disappointingly.

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