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A really good showing by the Cherries, despite defeat.

Emiliano Marcondes got on the scoresheet with a good header before goals by Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo give Chelsea the win.

Lots of things for Scott Parker to be pleased about, in particular the return of supporters who made huge noise throughout the evening!


Surridge heads just over!


A nice move as Saydee clipped in a good cross to Surridge in the middle, his tries to loop it over the 'keeper but it lands on the roof of the net.


A quiet few minutes

It's a very young side out there but they're holding their own nicely, albeit with no major chances to report. 

Lots of encouragement from Parker at the sideline.


Host of changes for Bournemouth

Billing, Marcondes, Solanke and Kelly come off.

Greenwood, Moriah-Welsh, Glover and Surridge come on!


GOAL - Chelsea

Ike Ugbo puts Chelsea in the lead.

He meets Barkley's near-post corner and heads home from only a few yards out.


A nice moment for Emi!


Stacey limps off

Bad news for the Cherries as Jack Stacey picks up a knock. Brennan Camp comes on to replace him.


Change for the Cherries

David Brooks is replaced by Christian Saydee. A good shift for the Welshman! 



An equaliser for Chelsea.

A cross finds Armando Broja in space and he takes his time before firing home. Zemura had made a valiant effort to get back but couldn't deflect it over.


The stadium is rocking!

It's great to have fans back at the stadium because it is absolutely rocking here!

The Cherries are lifted and are pressing with real intent at the moment and it's caused a few problems, Solanke almost getting in a couple of times.




Emiliano Marcondes celebrates!

Stacey overlaps Brooks and fires a drilled cross into the box, it lands right on Marcondes' head to plant home. A huge roar for the new signing!

A lovely team goal started by brilliant work by Kilkenny under pressure in the middle of the park.


Marcondes fires just over

Dominic Solanke goes on a trailblazing run around the box and is brought down in an enticing position. Marcondes steps up, places it nicely but there's just too much on it and it's over the bar.

Alonso, Hudson-Odoi and Abraham are replaced by Baba, Zappacosta and Ugbo for Chelsea.


Second change for Cherries

Jordan Zemura replaces Adam Smith!


Working tirelessly!


Alonso fires wide

The veteran defender lines up an effort from distance, which is deflected wide.

Moments later, Miazga finds himself free in the box but his powered header is straight at Travers.



Outstanding link up play between Billing, Brooks, and Stacey finds the latter breaking into the box. He pulls it back to the trialist Edwards but his shot is well saved by Mendy.

At the other end, Chelsea counter and find themselves in a three against one situation, Kelly the lone defender. He holds his position brilliantly, forcing the attacker to hold up the ball and long enough for Smith to nick the ball back.



A huge chance for the Cherries!

David Brooks nicks the ball from Conor Gallagher and races one-on-one through on goal.

He tries to side-foot it into the left corner but gets it slightly wrong and it flies wide. 


Back underway!

A few changes for Chelsea too - Mendy, Barkley, Clarke-Salter, Miazga, Loftus-Cheek, Broja and Chalobah are ON.

Kepa, Sarr, Drinkwater, Pulisic, Sterling, Ziyech and Baker are OFF.


One change at the break

Kyle Edwards, the trialist, replaces Kyle Taylor at half-time. Kick-off moments away.



A good performance by Scott Parker's side. Chelsea have dominated the ball but only once has Travers really been stretched.

The Cherries have had good moments themselves, moving the ball really well and causing a threat on the left flank in particular. The closest we've come is when Solanke's shot was deflected over!



A good delivery from a corner bounces through the box, somehow just behind Ibsen Rossi at the back post!

Brooks races to win it back and wins another corner with a direct piece of running. His follow up corner comes to nothing as Ibsen Rossi is penalised for a foul.


Abraham heads over

A clever dinked cross by Ziyech is met by Abraham but his close range loops over.


Yellow card for Sterling

Kyle Taylor takes a clever touch past Dujon Sterling and the Chelsea youngster wipes him out. The referee quick to brandish a yellow card.


Still got it!


Another save by Travers

A good evening for the Irishman so far!

Ziyech plays a nice through ball to Abraham and the forward fires low across goal, Travers is down to make the save and receive a huge cheer from the crowd.


A period of pressure for Chelsea

It would only be expected for the Cherries to come under pressure for stages tonight against the European champions.

They've had a comfortable spell of pressure but not fashioned a chance in that period, the closest they've come via Ziyech when he tried to fire through a host of bodies but no way through.


A positive start so far!



Travers, that is exceptional!

Hudson-Odoi's cross found Abraham in close range and the striker fired it at goal first-time, but Travers was alert and well-positioned and made the block.

It's the first time he's really been called into action so far and he's stood up to the task!


A menace down the right flank



A good chance for Solanke!

Brilliant build-up play by the Cherries as Brooks sends a lovely ball into the space beyond the Chelsea defence.

Solanke races onto it and fires at goal, Drinkwater required to make a last-ditch intervention to deflect it over.

From the resulting corner, Chelsea counter attack quickly and find Hudson-Odoi in space, his effort comfortably saved by Travers.


Lots of runs from deep

One exciting attribute on display at the moment is the work being done by the likes of Billing and Marcondes at the moment.

They're both taking any opportunity to make a run beyond Dominic Solanke as a means to stretch the Chelsea backline.

The right ball hasn't arrived for them yet but they keep making the runs. 


Just wide

Chelsea counter attack with pace as Hudson-Odoi finds Abraham. The striker holds it up under good pressure by Kelly, lays it off to Ziyech and the winger curls an effort with his left-foot towards the far corner. It flies just wide.


Parker approves

One of the features of the team so far in pre-season is the high press and good work by Solanke and Billing earn huge praise from the gaffer as Arrizabalaga skewers a clearance off the pitch.

Meanwhile, Stacey races onto a clever Brooks' back-heel but his touch is heavy and it runs out of play before he can cross.


End to end start

It's been a really lively start to the action here!

Chelsea made an early run into the box via Hudson-Odoi but the England international was unable to sort out his feet in the box and fire at goal.

At the other end, a cross by Stacey is headed away and Kilkenny's pass is cut out.



We're underway here at Vitality Stadium!


Getting warm!



Here's how we line-up!



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