The 42-year-old is currently the second longest-serving manager in the English league at seven years and two months in charge – ironically, third on the list is Sean Dyche who replaced him at Burnley when Howe decided to move back south.
Chelsea have lost three out of four in the Premier League themselves, including at home to West Ham, but they are generally pretty reliable at Stamford Bridge – certainly much more so than Bournemouth have been recently.
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Arsenal, Everton and West Ham – he was favourite for the latter job at the time of writing – are reported to have been considering luring Howe from the south coast, where he has done brilliantly. But at present, he is in danger of steering the Cherries into a relegation battle.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth Match Info
Date: Saturday December 14 2019
Kick-off time: 4.00pm EU
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea vs Bournemouth Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
- January 30 2019: Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea
- December 19 2018 (Carabao Cup quarter-final): Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth
- September 1 2018: Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth
Total head-to-head league matches played: 10
- Chelsea wins: 6
- Bournemouth wins: 4
- Draws: 0