OH CHELSEA MY CHELSEA…WHICH WAY ARE WE HEADING?
No fight, No Guts, No Nothing! kai this no fit be my Chelsea. This must be a bad dream and maybe i go soon wake up..Bournmouth ? in my house? 3-0 Conte wetin dey happen na?
Chelsea lacked threat in attack, and were awful in defence after Andreas Christensen was forced off injured.
Eddie How’s team took advantage with three goals in a blistering 16-minute spell at the start of the second-half.
Courtois looks dejected at Chelsea’s capitulation.
We must be worried,’ said Conte. ‘It won’t be easy and we must be prepared to fight our way back to form and be ready to do this. I am ready and I think the players are starting to understand that this season, we have to struggle for a position in the Champions League.
‘Their commitment and their behaviour is great and if they hadn’t done that, our place in the table would be worse. They understand the danger. The italian said
‘If we want only to dream, I can tell you now we can fight to win the title this season. But it is important to look at the reality and to know that, if we are able to reach a place in the Champions League Quarter final, it will be a great success for us.’
Chelsea supporters launched an ironic chorus of ‘Barcelona, we’re coming for you’ as Bournemouth comfortably defended their lead in the closing minutes.
Ross Barkley, starting his first game since May, again looked short of match-sharpness before he was replaced soon after half-time.
Eden Hazard, deployed in a central role in the absence of any options, showed signs of danger but was largely subdued and more easily crowded out than when he operates wide.
Christensen suffered what seemed to be a hamstring injury, midway through the first half which will be a serious concern for Conte.
David Luiz, having lost his place to the young Dane, is out with an ankle injury and not close to a return.
Conte sent on Antonio Rudiger and Gary Cahill moved into the central position and Chelsea hit their best rhythm as half-time approached.
Cahill headed over at the near post from a corner, Marcos Alonso headed wide and Hazard mistimed a good chance in the air.
Bournemouth’s back-three stayed firm and reached the interval and came out for the restart full of purpose.
Tiemoue Bakayoko was caught dwelling on the ball in a deep midfield area by Wilson, who gave the ball to Jordon Ibe and sped towards goal through the heart of Chelsea’s back line.
Ibe slid a pass into the path and Wilson accelerated clear of Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta and tucked a neat and confident finish past Thibaut Courtois.
Stanislas grabbed the second and, like the first, his pace was key as he latched onto a pass threaded through the Chelsea defence, sped clear of Cahill and beat Courtois.
Less than three minutes later, Ake made it 3-0, diverting a low drive from Stanislas on target following a corner.
Alonso went close, referee Lee Probert rejected a strong penalty appeal for handball against Ake and teenage sub Callum Hudson-Odoi impressed.
But Chelsea never looked like finding a way back into the game.
‘It is a huge moment for us,’ said Howe, now unbeaten in six Premier League games. ‘It’s the best performance we’ve had at this level. There was no luck involved.
‘We looked a strong team. We defended well and we attacked with purpose. Our shape and balance was good. And the result matched it.’
I Hire Mopol for this flogging ..cos i no get the power today..i just weak.. OC abeg give everbody 12 lashes .. soak bakayoko own inside petrol .. anybody wey cry double am..Nonsense
na like this una wan meet Barcelona ? make we chop disgrace 10-2 like Arsenal abi?