Bournemouth's Simon Francis, right, jumps for the ball with Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, second right, during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday. Photo: Ian Walton/AP
Bournemouth's Simon Francis, right, jumps for the ball with Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, second right, during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday. Photo: Ian Walton/AP

Bournemouth stun Chelsea 1-0 away to end losing streak

Time of article published Dec 14, 2019

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LONDON – Defiant Bournemouth stole all three points with a late goal from Dan Gosling at Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a five-match losing streak with a 1-0 win.

Gosling looped his shot over goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's head in the 84th minute, and defender Cesar Azpilicueta hooked it out, but after a lengthy wait for a VAR offside check referee Graham Scott awarded the goal.

Chelsea, who qualified for the Champions League knockout stages with a nervy 2-1 home win against Lille on Tuesday, looked off the pace despite enjoying more than 60% possession on a chilly afternoon in southwest London.

Although they buzzed around the Bournemouth area and created chances for Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic, Frank Lampard's side could not find a decisive shot.

Bournemouth keeper Aaron Ramsdale pulled off fine saves in each half from Mount and full back Emerson to keep the south coast side in the game.

It was the fourth defeat in five Premier League games for Chelsea, who sit fourth in the table. Lampard suggested during the week that the club would be looking for a striker in the January transfer window.

Reuters

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