Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea: Alonso saves Lampard blushes as he grabs late equalizer for the Blues

Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea: Alonso saves Lampard blushes as he grabs late equalizer for the Blues

Bournemouth had the chance to complete a league double over Chelsea but a late Alonso equalizer saw the points shared at the Vitality stadium.

The home team started the game off well and inside 15 minutes, they looked the more threatening side. Chelsea, however, picked up and threatened to get the first goal, and so they did in the 33rd minute.

But before that, the Blues dominated possession after their pick up and were spending a lot of time in the Bournemouth half. James got a couple of crosses into the box, but no one managed to convert them.

Jorginho got a yellow card for a foul on Billing in the 18th minute, which means that he now has a two-match suspension to go along with his Champions League ban, and this means he’ll miss three games in a row.

Goal. Bournemouth 0-1 Chelsea 33'

Reece James had a lot of possession on the right and he crossed the ball in to the box. Giroud flicked it on to the bar and it came out to Alonso who smashed home to make it 1-0. A thumping finish to the roof of the net.

In the second half, Olivier Giroud had the chance to put his side two nil up but he fluffed his feet. Alonso crossed in to him, but he didn’t make enough contact and the ball went wide.

This miss proved costly as the Cherries scored a few minutes later.

Goal. Bournemouth 1-1 Chelsea 54'

It was against the run of play, as Lerma rose highest from a corner and powered a header on goal. It was too strong for Caballero and it found the back of the net, leaving the Blues stunned.

Fraser floated in a wonderful cross into the middle of the area and Lerma easily peeled away from his marker Kovacic to bullet home a header.

Goal. Bournemouth 2-1 Chelsea 57'

The Blues were stunned again as Billing beat Tomori, then fed Stacey, who then played a sensational cross through the area, missing the hands of Caballero, and King slotted home into a gaping net.

There was a brief VAR check for offside but the goal stood.

Frank Lampard then made a change with Willian and Ross Barkley coming on for Tomori and Jorginho. Btashuayi later came on for Giroud and he even had the ball in the back of the net just minutes after coming on but it was correctly ruled out for offside.

Goal. Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea 85'

Alonso was the man for Chelsea once again as the Blues leveled things up!

Pedro hit a fierce initial volley that was pushed away by a leaping Ramsdale, but Alonso was lurking towards the back post to nod into the back of the net.

There were five additional minutes and even with pressure from the Blues, the Cherries held on to a point.

Bournemouth is now three games unbeaten against Chelsea in the Premier League, but remain two points ahead of the drop. Chelsea goes four points clear of Man United in fifth, who play Everton tomorrow.