Chelsea vs Bournemouth LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Chelsea vs Bournemouth LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

A magnificent lobbed goal from the halfway line by Moises Caicedo and a twisting effort from Raheem Sterling earned Chelsea a 2-1 win over Bournemouth in their last Premier League game on Sunday and a place in European competition next season.

Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto rushed out of his area in the 17th minute to stop a fast advancing Sterling but his clearance dropped to Caicedo and the Ecuadorean lobbed a perfect shot from the halfway line straight into the net for his first Chelsea goal.

Two minutes into the second half, Sterling doubled the lead rounding two defenders before slipping the ball through Neto's legs at the near post. But barely a minute later Bournemouth got one back when Enes Unal's shot took a big deflection off Benoit Badiashile into the Chelsea net.

The result means Chelsea finish sixth in the table, earning a place in the Europa League if champions Manchester City win the FA Cup final next weekend or the Europa Conference League, if Manchester United beat their city rivals.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth highlights

  • Caicedo stunner sends Chelsea into Europe on final day of the season

  • Chelsea player ratings: Caicedo stuns as Madueke proves outstanding

  • Pochettino explains why he didn't join Chelsea players for lap of appreciation

  • Pochettino unsure of Chelsea performance review amid Boehly talks

Good bye!

19:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thanks for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea’s win over Bournemouth!

Find our report, ratings, analysis and reaction below!

Pochettino unsure of Chelsea performance review amid Boehly talks

19:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino says he does not know whether next week’s planned talks over his future with the Chelsea board will happen now or not.

Pochettino was due to meet with co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, as well as club owners, next week in a performance review that would determine his future.

His side beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Sunday to finish his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge with five straight wins. Victory secured them European football for next season.

Read the full story here!

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Pochettino explains why he didn't join Chelsea players for lap of appreciation

19:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino has explained why he did not join his Chelsea players in doing a lap of honour around the Stamford Bridge pitch after the Blues’ 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

Chelsea qualified for European football on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

After the game, Thiago Silva was serenaded by his team-mates and spoke to fans on the pitch over the loudspeaker ahead of leaving the club this summer following four years at Chelsea. He will return to Brazilian club Fluminense.

Read his full comments here!

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Changing of the guard at Chelsea as Thiago Silva leaves with young team back in Europe

19:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

For so much of this season it didn’t look possible, but a rehabilitative end to the season from Chelsea means European football will return to Stamford Bridge next term.

The Blues will have to wait to discover whether that means competing in the Europa League or instead the Europa Conference League. It will be the former unless Manchester United beat their city rivals in next weekend’s FA Cup final.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will not concern themselves with permutations outside of their control, though. It is, after all, by focusing on themselves that they have even got themselves into this position, ending the season a much more cohesive unit that they began it.

Read the full story here!

 (Bradley Collyer/PA Wire)
(Bradley Collyer/PA Wire)

Chelsea player ratings: Caicedo stuns as Madueke proves outstanding

18:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea qualified for European football next season as they completed the season with a 2-1 home win over Bournemouth.

It remains to be seen whether it will be Europa League or Europa Conference League football, but Chelsea did all they could as goals by Moises Caicedo and Raheem Sterling helped them past the Cherries, whose only goal came from Enes Unal.

A sixth-place finish marks a sizeable improvement from last season, when the Blues finished 12th.

Dom Smith was at Stamford Bridge to rate the Chelsea performances...

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Caicedo stunner sends Chelsea into Europe on final day of the season

18:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Moises Caicedo scored his first goal for Chelsea and from the halfway line no less as the Blues beat Bournemouth to claim a top-six finish in the Premier League on the final day.

 (Bradley Collyer/PA Wire)
(Bradley Collyer/PA Wire)

FT: Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

18:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

They’ve done it! Chelsea have finished sixth and will play in Europe, though the competition is still to de determined.

If Manchester City win the FA Cup final, it will be the Europa League.

If Manchester United win, it’ll be the Conference League.

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

17:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

96 mins: Solanke puts over from close range!

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

17:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

93 mins: Gallagher sees an effort tipped over by Neto!

4 minutes of the season still to play.

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

17:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

89 mins: We’re headed for added time here.

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

17:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

84 mins: The Blues have come through the Solanke storm now and look to be managing the game well.

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

17:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

80 mins: Jackson looks to square to Palmer for a tap in but it’s cleared!

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

17:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

78 mins: Solanke denied by Petrovic before firing wide.

He’s given Bournemouth a lot up front!

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

17:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

72 mins: Nasty clash of heads between Silva and Gallagher but we’re all good to continue.

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

17:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

65 mins: It would take an almighty turnaround for Chelsea not to finish sixth now.

Dom Smith at Stamford Bridge

17:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

Dominic Solanke ready to come on against his former team....

Dom Smith at Stamford Bridge

17:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

An excellent start to the second half brings a second Chelsea goal and daylight between them and the visitors as Sterling glides past Zabarnyi and stabs through Neto’s legs. But within two minutes, Bournemouth are on the scoresheet and back in the contest, Enes Unal’s limp effort going in off Badiashile.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth | Enes Unal '48

17:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

48 mins: GOAL!

Well, that didn’t last long! Benoit Badiashile’s leg deflects Unal’s tame effort into the back of the net!

GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth | Raheem Sterling '47

17:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

47 mins: GOAL!

Seconds later, Sterling fires through the legs of Neto after a mazy run into the box!

Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth

17:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

47 mins: Unal squanders a brilliant chance at the back post.

Back underway!

17:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here we go!

Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Moises Caicedo goal

16:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

What a strike!

HT: Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth

16:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

HT: Caicedo’s stunning goal the difference so far.

Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth

16:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

43 mins: It’s pretty much been all Chelsea so far but the Cherries will no doubt fancy their chances if it remains at 1-0.

Solanke is on the bench, after all.

Dom Smith at Stamford Bridge

16:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

This game is getting just a bit spicy, stemming from the way Semenyo lugged Cucurella to the ground there. Chelsea remain well on top, and ahead through Caicedo’s moment of inspiration.

Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth

16:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

35 mins: Palmer and Madueke are linking very well here, although Bournemouth are managing to just about clear their lines.

Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth

16:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

26 mins: Semenyo booked for hauling Cucurella down after kicking the ball away from him.

Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth

16:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

25 mins: Chelsea are enjoying themselves here.

Bournemouth can hardly get a touch.

Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth

16:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

21 mins: Jackson goes full Berbatov by beating his marker on the line but wastes a good position by shooting from a tight angle.

Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth

16:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

21 mins: Caicedo now being urged to shoot whenever he touches the ball.

It’s been all Chelsea.

Dom Smith at Stamford Bridge

16:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

Well we’ve played 17 minutes and I can confidently say no one will score a better goal on this last day of the season than that from Moises Caicedo. Neto looks to have dealt with the threat and cleared, but Caicedo lobs him from the halfway line. A ridiculous goal. Stunning.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth | Moises Caicedo '16

16:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

16 mins: What. A. Goal.

Moises Caicedo bags his first Chelsea goal in stunning fashion. Neto races out to deny Sterling way outside his box and the ball finds its way to Caicedo, with the goal unmanned.

The midfielder lets fly from the halfway line and sends one into the top corner!

Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

16:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

13 mins: Gallagher races through the middle of the park but flashes a shot wide.

Should have done better!

Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

16:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

11 mins: VAR have checked but nothing given.

Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

16:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

10 mins: Sterling goes down in the box after a challenge from Semeyo but Anthony Taylor waves the appeals away.

VAR will be checking...

Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

16:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

07mins: Really good work from Sterling to drop deep and hold off his marker before finding Cucurella.

The defender gallops forward and frees Madueke, although his cross to the back post is far too close to Neto.

Dom Smith at Stamford Bridge

16:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sterling did well there to progress forward and slip Palmer through, but once he had done the hard work, all Palmer could do was slam wide. Big chances goes begging for the hosts. Bright start from them, though.

Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

16:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

02 mins: First sight at goal for Palmer, who fires wide after Sterling plays him in, though probably a touch too late.

Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

16:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

01 mins: Jackson forces Neto into a save after a nice ball from Gallagher.

Thiago Silva’s name being sung around Stamford Bridge.


16:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

We are underway!

Dom Smith at Stamford Bridge

15:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cole Palmer is presented with the Premier League Young Player of the Year award. With 22 goals and 10 assists in his first league season for the Blues, it’s fair to say he’s been their inspiration throughout this campaign. If they secure European football for next season today, much of the credit ought to go his way.

Dom Smith at Stamford Bridge

15:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

A final run-out then for Thiago Silva in a Chelsea shirt, but it remains Conor Gallagher who captains Chelsea today. Silva gave an emotional farewell interview this week in which he pleaded with the current crop of Blues players to realise how fortunate they are to represent Chelsea.

The 39-year-old is well thought of throughout the football world and many will be hoping he delivers a good final performance for Chelsea before rejoining Fluminense, whose academy he graduated through, in the summer.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth

15:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

It will certainly be the last time Chelsea fans see Thiago Silva in action today but he may not be the only one.

Conor Gallagher and Trevoh Chalobah are both facing uncertain futures...

Chelsea vs Bournemouth

15:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Standard Sport’s Dom Smith previews from the press box

Chelsea team news

15:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thiago Silva starts for the last time as a Chelsea player, while Christopher Nkunku is on the bench as the Blues refuse to gamble on his fitness.

Gusto and Sterling replace James and Mudryk.

Confirmed Chelsea lineup today

15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea XI: Petrovic, Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Caicedo, Gallagher, Madueke, Palmer, Sterling Jackson

Subs: Disasi, Bettinelli, Ugochukwu, Chukwuemeka, Nkunku, Colwill, Gusto, Casadei, Gilchrist

Confirmed Bournemouth lineup today

15:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bournemouth XI: Neto, Aarons, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez, Christie, Cook, Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier, Unal

Subs: Kelly, Faivre, Solanke, Ouattara, Scott, Smith, Hill, Billing, Travers

Bernardo Cueva set for Chelsea as Brentford confirm exit of highly rated coach

14:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brentford have confirmed tactical statistician Bernardo Cueva is set to leave the club, with Chelsea poaching the highly rated coach.

As revealed by Standard Sport in March, the Blues have lured Cueva across London has agreed to start a new set-piece department.

Read the full story here!

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(Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino responds to Todd Boehly comments as Chelsea future becomes clear

14:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed Todd Boehly’s backing ahead of crunch talks on his Chelsea future next week.

Blues co-owner Boehly insisted this week “anything good takes time”, in praising Chelsea’s recent upturn in form.

Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League form table since the turn of the year, and can claim their fifth win in a row for the first time under their new owners in Sunday’s season-closing clash with Bournemouth.

Chelsea’s directors are understood to have broad support for Pochettino continuing into next season, but the Argentine coach will meet the Blues’ sporting directors and Behdad Eghbali next week for a pivotal sit-down.

Read the full story here!

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea set out Christopher Nkunku plan vs Bournemouth

14:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Chelsea will not take any risks with fit-again striker Christopher Nkunku in Sunday’s season-closing clash with Bournemouth.

Nkunku came off the bench to fire a fine winner in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory at Brighton, but the 26-year-old has only just beaten long-term knee and hamstring problems.

The £52million RB Leipzig signing has managed just three goals in 13 appearances in his injury-ravaged first term at Stamford Bridge.

But now that he is back fit, Pochettino insisted Chelsea will handle him carefully.

Read the full story here!


Mauricio Pochettino reveals lowest moment that had him fearing for Stamford Bridge future

14:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted fearing for his Chelsea future after the Blues’ 4-2 home loss to Wolves in February.

The Blues compounded a 4-1 Premier League defeat at Liverpool with a damaging reverse at home to Gary O’Neil’s side to slip to 11th in the top-flight standings.

In a season of transition and turmoil, Pochettino has now conceded that represented the low point.

The Argentine and his coaches sat together in a two-hour debrief afterwards, shocked at the nature of the loss.

Read the full story here!

 (Nick Potts/PA Wire)
(Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Reece James will remind everyone how good he is next season, says Mauricio Pochettino

13:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino has tipped Chelsea captain Reece James to reassert himself as one of the Premier League’s top stars next season, despite having to start next term suspended.

Chelsea and England full-back James has managed just 11 Blues appearances in an injury-ravaged campaign and must sit out Sunday’s season-closing clash with Bournemouth.

Read the full story here!

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(AFP via Getty Images)

What do Chelsea need to qualify for Europe today?

13:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

A brilliant run of form that has seen Chelsea win their last four games in a row has catapulted them up the table.

After being sat in 11th as recently as March, Chelsea have now overtaken both Newcastle and Manchester United and are suddenly favourites to finish in sixth.

If Chelsea win and Tottenham lose at Sheffield United, Chelsea will finish fifth and Tottenham sixth, confirming a Europa League spot for Chelsea.

They need to get at least a point at home against Bournemouth to confirm a sixth-place finish - which would also be enough for the Europa League if Manchester United don’t win the FA Cup.

If they lose and Newcastle win at Brentford, Newcastle will finish sixth due to their superior goal difference, and Chelsea will finish seventh. Chelsea will then have to rely on Manchester City winning the FA Cup to make the Conference League.

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino will head for Chelsea future talks in strong position if he breaks cycle

13:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino can notch a new Todd Boehly-era Premier League winning run on Sunday and heap pressure on Chelsea’s bosses to keep him at the helm.

Pochettino could lead Chelsea to five league wins in a row for the first time in two years in the season-closing clash against Bournemouth.

The last time Chelsea won five league matches on the spin, Thomas Tuchel was manager and Roman Abramovich was still owner.

Pochettino is understood to boast growing support from Chelsea’s board to continue into a second season. The Blues’ hierarchy has continued assessing other options, including Sporting’s Ruben Amorim.

Read the full story here!

 (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)
(Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Latest Premier League odds today

13:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea to win: 4/11

Draw: 4/1

Bournemouth to win: 16/5

Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Head to head (h2h) history and results

13:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Cherries have won three times at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

Chelsea wins: 13

Draws: 2

Bournemouth wins: 5

Chelsea vs Bournemouth: Premier League score prediction today

13:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are playing their best football of the season and the easing of their injury crisis has further lifted the mood.

Bournemouth’s style means it should be a hugely entertaining clash to bring down the curtain on the campaign, with the Blues fancied to come out on top and make it five wins on the bounce to head into the summer.

Chelsea to win, 3-1


Bournemouth team news vs Chelsea today

13:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

As for Bournemouth, Milos Kerkez has served a three-match suspension and could come straight back into the side at Stamford Bridge.

Tyler Adams is available again, having made just his fourth appearance of an injury-hit campaign against Brighton last time out, while Dominic Solanke needs a goal against his former side to reach the 20-goal mark in the Premier League this season.

Romain Favre could return.

Chelsea team news vs Bournemouth today

13:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Reece James is suspended for Chelsea after his red card for kicking out in the win over Brighton, while Thiago Silva can expect to start in what will be his final appearance for the club.

Ben Chilwell and Christopher Nkunku are among those who have also recently returned to fitness and can expect to feature, but Mykhailo Mudryk has been ruled out with suspected concussion having suffered a blow to his head against Brighton.

Christopher Nkunku may not be risked, however, given the extent of his injury problems this season.

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Bournemouth: TV channel and live stream

13:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Football and Arena, with coverage starting at 3pm.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!

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(ES Composite)


12:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea’s home game against Bournemouth on the final day of the Premier League season.

Kick-off from Stamford Bridge is at 4pm BST.