Chelsea travelled to Dorset for their Premier League game against AFC Bournemouth. It was only the second away game of their five fixtures in October.

Under normal circumstances, the EPL champions would have been favourites for this fixture – they were 5th and Bournemouth 19th as at the start of play. But Chelsea had been well beaten by the bottom club in the league, Crystal Palace, in their other away game this month.

In fact, they had not kept a single clean sheet in October, conceding an average of 2 goals per game across their other four fixtures. If they were to have any hope of retaining their title, Chelsea would have to start defending better and find some winning form pretty soon. […]

By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood)     Vitality Stadium/October 28, 2017 We’re beginning to rack up the wins that our players’ confidence needed but more importantly than that we need to continue pile the pressure on the league leaders with two on the trot. Like us, AFC Bournemouth hasn’t had it easy in the league […]