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Kai Havertz inspires Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Bournemouth

Chelsea beat Bournemouth 2-0 thanks to a Kai Havertz goal and assist

Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Chelsea were looking to bounce back from their poor form before the World Cup break and a game against Bournemouth at home was the perfect chance.

Chelsea began the game on the front foot, pinning Bournemouth back into their own box and looking for openings. Graham Potter started with Havertz, Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic in attack.

Kai Havertz connected with a pass from Raheem Sterling to open the scoring for Chelsea

That attacking prowess paid off as early as the 16th minute for Chelsea as Havertz opened the scoring. He instinctively put the finishing touch to a quick move, arriving late in the box to slide home a pass by Raheem Sterling.

Chelsea doubled their lead soon after. This time, a scrap just inside the penalty area saw the ball fall to Havertz who set up Mason Mount to curl home a pinpoint effort into the corner to give the home side a healthy advantage.

Mason Mount doubled Chelsea’s lead with a well-taken shot from outside the box

Bournemouth keeper, Mark Travers, made two good saves from Reece James and Sterling before the interval to keep his team in the game.

The second half started with a bit of misfortune for Chelsea as Reece James went down injured and had to be replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta.

Reece James left the game injured early in the second half

Chelsea were denied a third goal on several occasions. Travers denied Mount from close range before Kalidou Koulibaly headed narrowly wide.

Despite being unable to increase their lead it was a good day at the office for Graham Potter and his side and they will now look to build momentum.

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