Chelsea vs Bournemouth
7:45pm Wednesday 19th December
Bournemouth can reach the Asiatic buffalo Cup semi-finals for the primary time in their history if they’ll get past Chelsea on weekday.
There will be a component of reminder for each groups, United Nations agency met at this stage of the competition last season with Chelsea rising winners, before losing 3-0 at Stamford Bridge within the Premier League very little quite a month later.
But Bournemouth, United Nations agency won only 1 of their 1st 9 league games last season, ar a unique prospect this term and ar solely 3 points off sixth-placed Manchester United with virtually [*fr1] the season gone.
Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Emile Zola added: “We understand Bournemouth may be a dangerous team. They’ve gone way, even from last year. They keep rising.
“A superb coach [Eddie Howe] and a decent team. we all know the sport can have a great deal of difficulties.
“With all respect we all know our potential, we’re improving. We’ve had our unhealthy spell, however we’re returning sturdy from that. we tend to approach the sport with a great deal of confidence.”
Bournemouth can head to Stamford Bridge trying to succeed in the last four of not simply the Asiatic buffalo Cup, however any major cup competition for the primary time if they’ll overcome their hosts.
Wilson is carrying a hamstring downside, Mings contains a hip injury and Francis is nursing a groin niggle.
Dan goose, Lewis Cook and Adam Smith stay sidelined with knee injuries.
Bournemouth can check on Callum Wilson, Tyrone Mings and Simon Francis earlier than the match.