Chelsea’s much-vaunted assault failed to fireside once more as they have been held to a 0-0 draw by Bournemouth on the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, the second Premier League recreation in a row during which the Blues have failed to attain.
After dropping 1-0 to Nottingham Forest of their final league recreation, Chelsea dominated possession within the first half with Nicolas Jackson hanging the foot of the publish within the 14th minute and Conor Gallagher losing a wonderful alternative simply after the half-hour mark.
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Dango Outtara loved the very best of Bournemouth’s uncommon first-half probabilities as he related with a low ball throughout the field, however Chelsea keeper Robert Sanchez dived to smother his close-range shot.
The guests had the ball within the web early within the second half as Raheem Sterling struck the angle of publish and crossbar with a free kick and Levi Colwill blasted dwelling the rebound, however the objective was dominated out for offside.
The introduction of Justin Kluivert as a second-half substitute gave Bournemouth a much-needed attacking edge and he was fouled on the sting of the realm within the 76th minute, however Philip Billing’s subsequent free kick was deflected extensive for a nook.
Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke adopted that up shortly afterwards with a fierce shot, and moments later he despatched a looping header simply extensive as the house facet loved a uncommon spell of attacking stress.
Chelsea nearly obtained the winner 5 minutes from the top of regular time as Sterling picked out Cole Palmer, however Cherries keeper Neto made a superb one-handed reflex save to maintain out the substitute’s deft volley.
The draw strikes Bournemouth as much as fifteenth spot on three factors, two factors and one place behind Chelsea.