Chelsea blow as Bournemouth handed triple injury boost ahead of Premier League clash

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Chelsea will be looking for three points against Bournemouth with a top-five finish still possible.

Bournemouth will welcome back three players who missed their last couple of games when they travel to Stamford Bridge this Sunday for the final game of the season. The Cherries are aiming for a top-half finish and will look to spoil what has been an impressive last couple of weeks for Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea

The Cherries have been boosted by the news that Milos Kerkez who was suspended for the last three games is now available and will be involved at Stamford Bridge. 

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Manager Andoni Iraola confirmed his return: “It has been difficult for Milos, because he is very energetic.

“He always wants to push and train well. Three weeks has been a lot for him! He is willing to play and perform well and I think he was playing really well when he got the red card.”

The Bournemouth boss also confirmed Romain Faivre (ankle) and Chris Mepham (illness) are potentially available to bolster the group. He added: " It is difficult because we still have two days until the game. But I don’t think it will change a lot from the one we had the other day.

“I think probably we will try with Romain. He was out, it was just the ankle.I think he will try to be available. Meps is improving also. I don’t know if he will arrive, but I think we are finishing the season in a better place.”

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Bournemouth have surprised many this season and they are 11th and could finish in the top half of the table if they can beat Chelsea and hope Brighton drop points or lose their final game. For Chelsea, anything but all three points will be a massive disappointment to what has been a strong end to a challenging campaign.

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