Paul Merson gives Bournemouth vs Chelsea prediction

We are back from the international break, and Chelsea will be away to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea will be hoping to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest last time out.

Pundit Paul Merson has given his prediction for this game, and is backing Chelsea to win the tie 2-0.

Merson told Sportskeeda: “I watched Chelsea two weeks ago against Nottingham Forest when they lost 1-0 – they could still be playing now and wouldn’t score! However, away from home, they could prove to be tricky customers as they have a lot of pace in attack.

“Raheem Sterling has started the season strongly and despite scoring just once in the Premier League, Nicolas Jackson has shown flashes of his brilliance and could cause major problems for opposition teams once he’s finished adapting to his new surroundings.

“If the Blues don’t win, the alarm bells will start winning as they’d have just one win from five Premier League encounters. They’re playing just once a week and have spent so much money in the transfer market, so Mauricio Pochettino and co can’t have any excuses if they don’t start winning games soon.”

Prediction: Bournemouth 0-2 Chelsea