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Chelsea vs. AFC Bournemouth, Premier League: Confirmed Lineups

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Eleven wins in a row, Chelsea try to make it a new club-record twelve.

A win would also extend Chelsea's lead at the top, at least temporarily, to nine points.

Here we go.


Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Thibaut Courtois | Gary Cahill, David Luiz, César Azpilicueta | Marcos Alonso, Nemanja Matić, Cesc Fàbregas, Victor Moses | Willian, Eden Hazard, Pedro

Substitutes from: Asmir Begović, Branislav Ivanović, Ola Aina, Kurt Zouma, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah, Michy Batshuayi

Bournemouth starting eleven:
Boruc | A. Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, B. Smith, Surman, Arter, Gosling, Wilshere, King

Substitutes from: Federici, Mings, Stanislas, Fraser, Ibe, Wilson, Afobe


Date / Time: Monday, December 26, 2016, 15:00 GMT; 10am EST; 8:30pm IDT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Mike Jones
On TV: none (UK); CNBC (USA); Star Sports HD4 (India); elsewhere
Streaming online: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA); Star Sports (India)


So no Michy and instead Eden Hazard starts at center forward, though presumably it will be a fluid front three.  As expected, it's Fàb-Matić in the middle in Kanté's absence.

Batshuayi's on the bench, which is looking rather young and quite defensive.

Meanwhile, no one knows what formation Bournemouth are playing or who will be their striker.