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Chelsea v Bournemouth: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Chelsea will be looking to secure a European finish when they tackle Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues know they will secure a place in the Europa Conference League play-off round if they avoid defeat against the Cherries, who could finish in the top 10 if they win and other results go their way.

Chelsea also still have the possibility of snatching fifth place from Tottenham, though they need to beat Bournemouth and hope Spurs lose at rock-bottom Sheffield United.

Chelsea v Bournemouth

Chelsea v Bournemouth betting tips and predictions

Chelsea to win and both teams to score - 5/4

Chelsea are finishing the season strongly and they head into this clash on a four-game winning streak, defeating Tottenham, West Ham, Nottingham Forest and Brighton.

The Blues have been more clinical in the final third, notching 12 goals during those victories, and they will fancy their chances of slotting a few past a Bournemouth side that have lost three of their last four away outings.

Mauricio Pochettino's men have won four in a row at Stamford Bridge, netting 17 times, and they have scored two or more goals in each of their last nine home assignments in all competitions.

While Chelsea have thrived in attack, it has been a different story at the back and they have conceded three goals in their last two fixtures, two against Forest and one against Brighton.

This should give Bournemouth hope they can at least get on the scoresheet, something they have failed to achieve in just two away matches this season.

Cole Palmer to score first - 15/4

Chelsea's decision to splash out on Cole Palmer last summer has proven to be an astute one, with the England international scoring 22 league goals and sitting behind only Manchester City's Erling Haaland (27) in the Golden Boot race.

The 22-year-old has six goals in his last six league appearances, including in Wednesday's 2-1 triumph at Brighton, and he will be itching to put in another strong performance to aid his chances of making England's European Championship squad.

While the 5/6 on Palmer to net anytime is a good price, the 15/4 on him to grab the opening strike is more appealing.

The former City starlet notched the first against the Seagulls and he has also scored the opener in three of Chelsea's last five home assignments.

Marcos Senesi to be booked - 5/2

Argentine defender Marcos Senesi has been no stranger to the book this season, receiving a club-leading 12 yellow cards that has him just one shy of Fulham's Joao Palhinha, who leads the Premier League charts.

Seven of the 27-year-old's cautions have come in his last 12 matches, and he also picked up a yellow during that period in the FA Cup defeat to Leicester.

Coming up against a free-flowing Chelsea side, Senesi could find himself in trouble with the referee for the 13th time in the top flight this season.

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Chelsea v Bournemouth odds

Chelsea - 9/20
Draw -
Bournemouth -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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