Chelsea vs Bournemouth: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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The Blues' form has picked up in recent weeks and they take on a side that are struggling without a win in their last six matches

Chelsea are hoping to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday when they face Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte's men crashed out in the fourth round last term on their way to the Premier League title, but struggles in the English top flight will see the cup competition become more important.

Conte described his side's hopes of retaining their crown over already, but the Blues remain in contention for some silverware this term and will be confident of getting past a Bournemouth side winless in their last six games.

Game Chelsea vs Bournemouth
Date Wednesday, December 20
Time 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


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The game is not being broadcast live in the United Kingdom, but it is available to watch in the United States on on fuboTV.

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SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Chelsea players
Goalkeepers Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Sterling
Midfielders Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Scott, Ampadu, Kenedy
Forwards Batshuayi, Morata

Marcos Alonso is suspended for the visit of Bournemouth, while David Luiz is still out through injury and Alvaro Morata is a doubt. 

Potential Chelsea starting XI:  Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Kenedy, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Zappacosta; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro.

Position Bournemouth players
Goalkeepers Begovic, Boruc, Ramsdale
Defenders Ake, Francis, S. Cook, Daniels, A. Smith, Simpson
Midfielders Gosling, Surman, Pugh, Arter, L. Cook, Stanislas, Hyndman, Fraser, Ibe, Mahoney
Forwards Defoe, Afobe, Wilson, King, Mousset, Butcher

Eddie Howe has several injury issues to deal with as Tyrone Mings, Joshua King and Charlie Daniels are all out for the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Potential Bournemouth starting XI: Boruc; Francis, Cook, Ake, Smith; Fraser, Arter, Gosling, Stanislas; Mousset, Afobe.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


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Chelsea are rated 3/10 favourites to win the game while Bournemouth are 17/2 and a draw is 17/4.

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GAME PREVIEW


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Antonio Conte has confirmed he will not field a full-strength starting XI against Eddie Howe's side, but is confident of making it past the struggling Cherries.

“I want to continue to give the chance to players that are not playing with regularity," Conte said. 

“I want to continue this way, but at the same time we want to reach the semi-final.”

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Chelsea have not been in incredible form lately, having slipped up against West Ham United and Atletico Madrid in recent weeks, but they are on two wins on the bounce after beating Huddersfield and Southampton.

They look much sharper than their visitors, who have drawn three and lost three of their last six games.

And, with the likes of Willian, Pedro and Cesc Fabregas expected to line up in a much-changed side, the Blues will be gunning for a place in the last four of the competition.

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