Eden Hazard was the hero on Saturday as the Belgian scored the only goal which helped Chelsea beat stubborn AFC Bournemouth 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium.
In a challenge dominated by the West London club, Belgian star Hazard benefitted from a Simon Francis mistake to hammer past Asmir Begovic on the goalkeeper’s 200th Premier League appearance.
Regardless of making further openings, Chelsea needed to persevere through a brazen finish to the game, yet they, in the long run, finished off Bournemouth to assert every one of the three points.
The first of Chelsea’s chance tumbled to Pedro. The winger drove at Bournemouth’s back line before releasing a wild strike high over Asmir Begovic’s goal line.
Alvaro Morata had a brilliant chance to put Chelsea ahead mid-way through the first half. Begovic’s loose clearance tumbled to Hazard, who played in the striker but fired wide.
Chelsea FC fans did not need to sit tight long after the break for the Blues to break the deadlock, Eden Hazard got on the end of Morata’s lobbed ball over the top and smash the ball home from close range.
Bournemouth nearly had the ideal response on 56 minutes when substitute Jordon Ibe got the ball on the edge of the box and released a strike on goal. Antonio Rudiger, however, arrived in the nick of time to deflect the bar and save Chelsea blushes.
Hazard, who now was practically guaranteed to get the games’ man-of-the-match honour, couldn’t seal the points subsequent of being found by Pedro in the box, while the Spaniard failed to beat Begovic following a glimmering one-touch Chelsea move.
On their part, Chelsea stays in top four with 19 points after 10 games. While, Bournemouth are rooted in 19th place and still one point from safety having failed to improve on their worst start to a season since winning promotion to the Premier League.
Kolasinac, Ramsey Saves Sloppy Arsenal In A 2-1 Comeback
Arsenal had a sensational second-half come-around after coming from behind to beat Swansea 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium in Arsene Wenger’s 800th Premier League match in charge.
Despite dominating the early stage of the game, Swansea went ahead against the run of play in the 22nd minute when Tammy Abraham made a defence-splitting pass to Clucas who slotted under Cech. The Gunners couldn’t find the way to level before halftime.
Six minutes after coming on for the second half, Kolasinac struck the Gunners into a level term when the loose ball came to the left of Swansea box and he fired home.
Arsenal continued their search for more goals and it paid off in the 58th minute. Kolasinac picked out Ramsey who made no mistake to find the back of the net and gave Wenger’s win a good win.
Liverpool Edges Past Huddersfield
Liverpool ensured they never Walk Alone without enough goals by bouncing back from the hammering they received last weekend and delivering superb performance against Huddersfield and thrashing them 3 – 0 at Anfield.
Huddersfield held The Reds by the jugular in the entire first 45 minutes of the game ensuring the half ended goalless. Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl saved Salah’s penalty and Henderson saw his follow up hit the post.
But five minutes after the break, Liverpool broke the deadlock. Daniel Sturbridge got a slice of luck as he went through on goal before dinking in nicely to hand Klopp’s men the lead.
Eight minutes after, the hosts doubled their lead when Firmino heads in James Milner’s inswinging corner. Fifteen minutes from time, Mohamed Salah laid the ball for Wijnaldum who waited before unleashing a shot to the roof of the net to make it three for the rampaging Liverpool.
Huddersfield had no chance of even getting a consolation goal. They were blown off!