FA Cup celebrations aside, Chelsea can now concentrate their full attention on bettering Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Eddie Howie and co. have the luxury of lavishing in their last league victory, 11 days ago; Blues boss Maurizio Sarri will be setting up for a third match in less than a week.
Chelsea visits the Vitality Stadium having beaten their hosts twice already this campaign, Eden Hazard leaving it late in the Carabao Cup last time around.
Whilst Bournemouth aim for back-to-back league victories for the first time in four months, Sarri’s side have not succumbed to consecutive losses in the division since March.
All statistics aside, we take a peek into the history books at three players to have featured for both Chelsea and Bournemouth over the decades.
David Webb (Chelsea 1968-1974, Bournemouth 1980-1984)
A Londoner at heart, David Webb began his footballing life at Leyton Orient before arriving at Chelsea in 1968 via Southampton.
One game shy of 300 for the Blues, Webb was largely involved during a historic period for the club; 1970 will be remembered for his contribution in the FA Cup final.
After a torrid first tie for Webb at Wembley Stadium, it was pure delight for the defender as he headed in the winner against Leeds United at Old Trafford in the replay.
From a national triumph to European glory within a year, Webb was then part of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup squad that ruled over Real Madrid.
A multipurpose member of the squad, the majority of his time was spent at the back. However, he once netted a hat-trick as a striker against Ipswich Town before tormenting the Tractor Boys again by keeping a clean sheet as a makeshift goalkeeper.
Following spells at Queens Park Rangers, an esteemed period at Rangers, Leicester, Derby County and Aston Villa, Webb finally became a Bournemouth player in 1980.
Webb will be remembered for his managerial stint with the Cherries rather than his performances on the pitch, playing only on 11 occasions. Guiding the side to the Third Division title in 1982 was not enough to maintain his manager role, facing the sack after a disagreement with the chairman.
A lengthy list of teams he took charge mirrored that of his playing career, standing in the dugout with Torquay United, Southend United, Brentford and Yeovil Town with Chelsea squeezed in the middle.
Webb took over a Chelsea side in chaos, vulnerable to relegation, revitalising the situation by landing an 11th-place finish in the inaugural Premier League season. He was rewarded by losing his job to Glenn Hoddle.
Warren Cummings (Chelsea 2000-2003, Bournemouth 2000-2001, 2003 and 2003-2012)
Born in Scotland, Warren Cummings came onto the English stage with Chelsea at the turn of the millennium. His impact came behind the scenes though, failing to make a first-team start and was left to the loan market.
After ten appearances during a year by the coast, Bournemouth made Cummings a permanent signing in 2003. The switch in scenery was certainly a sweet one with the Cherries, diverting the team from Division Three to the league above.
Now settling into senior football, he played 46 times during the following campaign. A second promotion looked very likely, until Cummings suffered a double leg break, breaking Bournemouth’s play-off hopes in the meantime.
A loyal servant across 10 seasons and 234 appearances to note, Cummings rightly earnt a testimonial match against AC Milan in 2016.
His international career was far less illustrious, handed a singular cap for Scotland during their Far East tour in a 4-0 victory over the Hong Kong League XI.
Joe Sheerin (Chelsea 1996-2000, Bournemouth 2000)
You would be hard done by to discover a Chelsea fan familiar with the name, despite Joe Sheerin being on Chelsea’s books for four years.
This would be down to making a singular substitute appearance, on for Gianfranco Zola for all of 60 seconds.
Sheerin lasted only marginally longer at Bournemouth, stacking six games and even found room for a goal on his home debut in 2002.
Non-League was where Sheerin found sheer joy, beginning with Kingstonian and AFC Wimbledon, during their way up the professional pyramid.
By Nathaniel Kay