Chelsea at Bournemouth: EPL betting guide and tips

Mason Mount of Chelsea (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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Here are your betting guide and tips for the Premier League match between Chelsea and Bournemouth.

Well, folks, I never thought I would say this, but Saturday’s clash with Bournemouth is by far the most important contest of Chelsea’s season. The Blues would likely be guaranteed safety from relegation with a win, finally bringing this season from hell to an end. I really hope the ridiculousness is over after the weekend, so everyone associated with the club can breathe a sigh of relief and look ahead to what will hopefully be a brighter future. I honestly can’t say that with any level of certainty right now, but I’m generally an optimistic person. If the team’s next manager, whoever that ends up being, can find early success with the expensive young players brought in by Todd Boehly over the past two transfer windows, then this rebuild can really get started. Until the right man is on the touchline, though, I doubt we’ll see any kind of progress in west London.

That’s not important right now, though, three points are the only objective. I don’t know who Frank Lampard is going to start on Saturday, and I honestly doubt that he does either as I type this. It’s been incredibly frustrating to see Super Frank’s side struggle so mightily in his second stint as gaffer, but he’s just not ready to manage at this level.