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AFC Bournemouth vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Half-time report

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An even, open game has seen three goals already and it would not be surprising to see several more.  Neither side seems too adept at playing defense today, which, given that Mikel is playing center back for us, is not entirely surprising.  Mikel may be many things, but a center back, he is not.

Pedro got us started after the home side dominated the first five minutes, Chelsea winning possession back and in three passes setting the former Barcelona man in on goal.  Lovely finish over the sprawling Boruc for his eighth of the season; lovely pass by Fabregas to set it all up.

Fabregas got the assist on Chelsea's second as well, though it was all down to Eden Hazard who picked out the bottom corner from 25 yards for his FIRST Premier League goal of the season.  It was his first goal for Chelsea from open play in almost exactly a year, since scoring against Manchester United last April.

While we were still basking in the glow of that goal, Chelsea contrived to let one in at the other end, a weak header bouncing over Begovic and into the goal.  Poor defending, but what else is new?

So, 2-1 to the good guys, with the promise of many more for either side.  So let's enjoy the gooooooooooooooools.

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