Bournemouth vs Chelsea EPL Picks 12/14/2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Ryan Fraser and Bournemouth (4-4-8, 15th in EPL) head to Stamford Bridge on Saturday where they'll meet Chelsea (9-2-5, 4th in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth and Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea. The Cherries are at at +907 while the Pensioners are at -322. The O/U opens at 3.25.
Bournemouth comes into this game holding a mark of 4 victories, 4 draws, and 8 defeats putting them at 15th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 18 goals which has them ranked at 11th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -6, putting them at 13th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 59 which has them ranked at 16th in the EPL. As a group, Bournemouth has racked up a total of 145 fouls which means they have an average of 9.1 fouls per contest. They have a total of 16 points for the year and they have an average attendance of 10,632.
Ryan Fraser is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Cherries. The midfielder from Scotland has participated in 209 games in his career and has totaled 13,110 minutes. During that period of time, the 25-year-old has tallied 24 goals and has had an assist on 34 goals. He has a career average of 62.7 mins per appearance. Fraser has started 145 games and has committed 83 fouls during that period. In terms of shots on target, Fraser has produced 104 which has him sitting in 100th among active players and 47th among midfielders. Callum Wilson is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Bournemouth. The 27-year-old from England has a total of 82 goals in his professional soccer career which is 30th among active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 17,261 mins in his professional soccer career which is 29th among active forwards and holds an average of 78.1 mins per game which is 106th in the Premier League. In his pro soccer career, he has a total of 212 shots on target which is 22nd among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale from England. He has played 4,950 mins in goal in his career. Ramsdale has conceded an average of 1.51 goals per 90 minutes which places him at 25th among active goalies. Over the course of his career, he has given up 83 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .534 which places him at 26th out of all active goalies.
Chelsea is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 9 wins, 2 draws, and 5 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the league with +7. They currently have a total of 31 goals for the 2019 season. Chelsea has a save % as a team of .564 which has them sitting 20th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are averaging a crowd of 40,596 which puts them at 9th in the league.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Blues is Mason Mount. The 20 year-old has drilled 22 balls into the net in his career. He is placed at 79th among active midfielders in assists with 13 and has a total of 65 shots on target. He has played 6,538 mins and is averaging 81.7 mins per game. Another one of the great players on this squad is Tammy Abraham. The forward from England has connected on 64 goals in his career which puts him at 27th among active forwards. He also has racked up 102 fouls.
In goal for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga who has had a solid career by surrendering only 1.19 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 13th in professional soccer. In the 14,615 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's given up 193 goals. He holds a career save % of .706 which has him sitting 18th out of all active goalkeepers in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Bournemouth (+907)
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