Antonio Conte will be hoping that Chelsea‘s recent return to winning ways will spur the champions on when they travel to take on Bournemouth on Saturday.

After losses to Manchester City and Crystal Palace in the league followed by a 3-3 Champions League draw with Roma, Conte watched on as his side came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 before they secured a 2-1 League Cup victory against Everton on Wednesday.

With a tough run of five away games, and a home clash against Manchester United sandwiched in between, to come for Chelsea Conte will be aiming to get as many points as possible on the road to keep up the chase with leaders City.

Bournemouth are first up for the Blues on Saturday, with Eddie Howe’s side looking for their third straight win in all competitions.

The Cherries languish in the Premier League relegation zone, however, and Conte will be hoping to capitalise on the fact that some of his previously injured players, such as Danny Drinkwater, have now returned from their respective issues.

Follow Standard Sport’s live blog from Cobham as Conte previews Bournemouth vs Chelsea!

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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Antonio Conte’s press conference as he previews Chelsea’s trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League.

The Blues boss will be speaking to the media at Cobham from 1.15pm on Friday onward so check back to see updates then!


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