Bournemouth Official starting XI vs Chelsea

Team News:

Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic could start at Stamford Bridge for the first time this season.

Hazard and Kovacic, who is on loan from Real Madrid, made their first starts of the season at Newcastle last week as Chelsea made it three wins from as many league games.

Fabregas remains out with a knee injury and is Chelsea’s only injury absentee.

Howe will revert to a more familiar line-up at Stamford Bridge.

Scotland winger Ryan Fraser was the only player to start both last Saturday’s draw with Everton and Tuesday’s Carabao Cup victory over MK Dons as Howe made 10 changes.

Midfielder Jefferson Lerma and left-back Diego Rico made their debuts in midweek and could feature again, but forward Junior Stanislas (knee) and midfielder Kyle Taylor (muscle problem) remain out and some undisclosed players have knocks from the cup win.

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