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Summary

  1. Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  2. Pedro & Fabregas start for Chelsea
  3. Ake ineligible to play for Bournemouth

Live Reporting

By Chris Bevan

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea 3-0 Bournemouth

    Steve Cook was the unfortunate defender who helped home Pedro's shot but it makes little difference - the Cherries were well beaten and Chelsea go marching on.

    For a developing match report, head here - or, if you want reaction from Stamford Bridge you can find that here.

  2. GOAL - Chelsea 3-0 Bournemouth

    Pedro (93 mins)

    Chelsea have the last word, with Pedro running at the Cherries defence and then seeing his shot take a huge deflection before rolling into the net.

    Pedro
  3. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Harry Arter tries his luck from distance for Bournemouth, but it is easy for Thibaut Courtois.

  4. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Simon Cook makes a vital interception as Chelsea look to break again, cutting out Pedro's pass to Eden Hazard.

  5. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournenmouth

    There will be three minutes of added time - but to all intents and purposes this game finished a long time ago.

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Antonio Conte leads the applause for Victor Moses as he leaves the field. Ola Aina is coming on for the final few minutes.

  7. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Chelsea look content to keep Bournemouth at arm's length in the closing stages here, and they are doing it very effectively. Bournemouth have not even had a sniff since that Benik Afobe chance and they have very little time left to change that.

  8. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Chelsea are cruising at home to Bournemouth, but the away side have actually had more possession than their lofty hosts, now nine points clear at the top of the league (with Liverpool still to play later of course). 

    The Cherries have been neat, tidy and maybe too nice? 

    Harry Arter, Jack Wilshere and Adam Smith each had 100% passing accuracy in the first half, but that's now dropping south of 90% as Eddie Howe's side begin to realise they must take more risks.

    Bournemouth possession
  9. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Not much happening in this game now - Bournemouth look beaten. Chelsea look comfortable.

    Still time for another Chelsea change, though - off comes Willian and on comes Nathaniel Chalobah.

    Willian
  10. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    John Southall

    BBC Radio Five Live football reporter

    It's going to take almighty effort from Bournemouth to get anything from this game now. 

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth's final change sees Jordon Ibe on for Brad Smith. 

    Chelsea continue to let the visitors have the ball, then hit them on the break.

  12. Get Involved - #bbcfootball

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    AGADA .B. CHRISTIAN: My advice for Hazard: leave Chelsea for Real Madrid or Barca and get Ballon D' Or. He is a genius with great feet. 

    Dennis Ethanfalse:Chelsea are nine points clear as it stands. Who can stop them? I have a feeling that a rough patch is imminent. 

  13. GREAT SAVE!

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth chances have been few and far between since the break but Thibaut Courtois comes to Chelsea's rescue here, rushing from his goal to block Benik Afobe's shot with his legs after the Cherries substitute ran clear.

  14. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Chelsea want another penalty here, after another quick-fire break.

    Eden Hazard turns inside Steve Cook and hammers the ball at Dan Gosling. It does hit his arm, but from point-blank range, and he could not exactly do much about it. Referee Mike Jones feels the same way and awards a corner instead.

    Cesar Azpillicueta
  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Pedro fires wide for Chelsea from the edge of the area and Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has seen enough.

    A double change for the Cherries sees Andrew Surman replaced by junior Stanislas and Benik Afobe on for Joshua King

    Pedro
  16. YELLOW CARD

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Not much bad news about for Chelsea so far today, but here is some: Pedro is booked for a tackle on Harry Arter and he will be suspended for their next match, against Stoke on New Year's Eve.

  17. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Chelsea are looking dangerous every time they come forward. A quick break sees Eden Hazard work the ball out to Willian, who is denied by a sharp stop from Artur Boruc.

    The resulting corner is cleared as far as Victor Moses, who sees his dipping shot from the edge of the box bounce a yard or two wide.

    Willian
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    #bbcfootball

    Alasdair Wildman: In Hazard and Costa Chelsea have two match winners. If one is missing the other steps up

  19. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

    Another Chelsea attack, this time featuring a dangerous low cross from Willian, who fizzes it across the six-yard box from the right. Again, Pedro is lurking but Artur Boruc is down sharply to collect.