Chelsea have fallen to a second consecutive defeat in the English Premier League, going down 1-0 at home to AFC Bournemouth this afternoon.
Dan Gosling netted the only goal of the game for the visitors five minutes from time on a difficult afternoon for Frank Lampard’s men.
It was the visitors who registered the first shot on goal of the game, Ryan Fraser forcing a save from Kepa Arrizabalaga in The Blues goal before Mason Mount was denied by visiting keeper Aaron Ramsdale at the other end when in a one-on-one position.
Emerson Palmieri then saw an effort take a deflection before landing in the arms of Ramsdale while Tammy Abraham drilled a shot into the side-netting.
In truth, the chances were few and far between for The Blues in the first half as they deservedly went into the break deadlocked at 0-0.
Chelsea spent most of the second half in the AFC Bournemouth half but they were desperately poor in the final third. Ramsdale did need to be alert to keep an Emerson header out of the net before Abraham headed an effort wide.
The big moment came five minutes from time. Gosling flicked the ball into the Chelsea net and following a VAR review, the goal was given.
Lampard’s men had no answer to that late blow and they must now look to return to winning ways at Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.