Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri could become the sixth manager to win his first four Premier League matches, with three of the other five doing so as Chelsea manager – Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti.
The others are Pep Guardiola and Craig Shakespeare.
Chelsea shot-stopper Kepa concerned the Stamford Bridge faithful when he failed to keep out Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s effort against Arsenal. The Cherries will look to test his handling.
Bournemouth don’t appear to have an obvious weakness but their midfield lacks the star names of Chelsea’s and they’ll hope not to get overrun.
Chelsea have beaten Bournemouth nine times, with the Cherries winning three games against the Blues.
Howe’s men stunned Antonio Conte last season as they left Stamford Bridge with a 3-0 win in January.
Cesc Fabregas is the only doubt for Sarri, leaving the Chelsea boss with a midfield conundrum to solve. Mateo Kovacic could start again ahead of the likes of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, with Sarri unlikely to drop either N’Golo Kante or Jorginho.
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