Chelsea vs Bournemouth EPL Picks & Predictions 2/29/2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Joshua King and Bournemouth (7-5-15, 16th in EPL) play Chelsea (13-5-9, 4th in EPL) at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The expected starting goalkeepers are Willy Caballero for Chelsea and Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth. The Cherries are at at +462 while the Pensioners are at -161. The total opens at 2.75.
Chelsea comes into this match with a record of 13 wins, 5 draws, and 9 losses which is good for 4th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 45 goals which puts them at 4th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +8, which is good for 5th in the EPL. In connection with shots on target, they currently have a total of 145 which puts them at 3rd in the EPL. As a group, Chelsea currently has a total of 278 fouls which means they have an average of 10.3 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 44 points for the year and they have an average crowd of 40,554.
Willian is one of the best players for the Blues. The midfielder from Brazil has taken part in 375 games over the course of his career and has played 25,061 minutes. In that time, the 30-year-old has racked up 53 goals and has assisted on 69 goals. He has a career average of 66.8 mins per game. Willian has started 278 games and has racked up 125 fouls over the course of that period. In terms of shots on target, Willian has produced 233 which places him at 34th among all players still active and 13th among midfielders. Mason Mount is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Chelsea. The 20-year-old from England has racked up 22 goals in his career which ranks him 133rd when compared to active players in the EPL. He has played a total of 7,363 minutes in his career which ranks him 95th among active midfielders and averages 80.9 mins per game which ranks him 76th in the EPL. Over the course of his career, he has totaled 71 shots on target which ranks him 67th among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Blues is Willy Caballero from Argentina. He has played a total of 31,810 mins protecting the net in his career. Caballero has conceded 1.15 goals per 90 minutes in his career which has him sitting 10th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he has allowed 407 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .722 which has him sitting 9th among active professional goalies.
Bournemouth is the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 7 wins, 5 draws, and 15 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 16th in the league with -17. They have a total of 25 goals for 2019. Bournemouth has a save % as a team of .669 which currently has them ranked 11th in the league, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have an average attendance of 10,498 putting them at 20th in the league.
One of the players to remember for the Cherries is Joshua King. The 27 year-old has put 51 balls past the goaltender over the course of his career. He ranks 42nd among active forwards in assists with 21 and has a total of 160 shots on target. He has played a total of 16,374 mins and averages 66.8 mins per appearance. Another name to know on this team is Harry Wilson. The midfielder from Wales has connected on 29 goals in his career which has him ranked 47th among active midfielders. He also has committed 44 fouls.
In goal for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale who has had a bad career by surrendering 1.52 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 30th in professional soccer. In the 5,850 mins he has been on the field over the course of his career, he has allowed 99 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .556 which has him ranked 30th among all goalkeepers still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chelsea (-161)
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