- Brooks scores, assists
- King with brace, assist
- Arrizabalaga under siege
Bournemouth hammered Chelsea for the second time inside a calendar year with a 4-0 defeat of the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
It was just inside of a year ago that Bournemouth beat Chelsea 3-0. This time, it was four thanks to a Charlie Daniels flicked header in stoppage time.
Bournemouth moves 10th with 33 points, while Chelsea remains fourth with 47.
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David Brooks couldn’t snap into a back post header of a Joshua King flick, and Kepa Arrizabalaga made a decent close-range save on the bounding effort.
Arrizabalaga was again called into action by Brooks, who dribbled deep into the Chelsea end but found space limited before hitting a low shot to the keeper.
Arrizabalaga was again steady when the Cherries’ counterattack struck in the 44th minute, parrying a beam off the boot of Junior Stanislas.
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38 – Josh King has drawn level with John Carew and Tore Andre Flo as the joint-third highest Norwegian goalscorer in the Premier League, with only Steffen Iversen (40) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (91) netting more. Wood. pic.twitter.com/S7pMRLFf3O
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 30, 2019
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King solved Arrizabalaga in the 47th minute, and it comes as little surprise that Brooks set up the chance with a terrific pass.
The provider and finisher switched places for Bournemouth’s second goal, as King sent Brooks over the top and the Scot beat Arrizabalaga low for 2-0 in the 63rd.
King then scored with an easily finish across goal after Stanislas cooked Antonio Rudiger.