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Chelsea vs. AFC Bournemouth, Premier League: Confirmed Lineups

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Chelsea haven't lost since the international break, and the Blues will look to continue climbing the Premier League table on Saturday, against newly-promoted Bournemouth. They'll do so with a big boost returning from the injured list, as Thibaut Courtois will be in Jose Mourinho's starting XI.

Mourinho has opted to go with Eden Hazard up top for a second consecutive weekend, and Baba Rahman is surprisingly starting at left back. Here's the group the manager selected:

Starters: Courtois; Ivanovic (c), Zouma, Cahill, Baba; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Hazard

Bench: Begovic, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Remy, Diego Costa

Meanwhile Bournemouth will line up as follows:

Starters: Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Francis, Smith, Arter, Gosling, Surman, Ritchie, Stanislas, King

Bench: Allsop, Cargill, Butcher, O'Kane, Kermorgant, Murray, Rantie

Bournemouth won't be capable of retaining the ball as much as Tottenham did last weekend, and are more likely to keep their defenders deep and compact. It will be interesting to see how this formation works...