AFC Bournemouth shocked the fans at Stamford Bridge as they snatched a 1-0 victory over reigning champions Chelsea.
Chelsea dominated the game against newcomers Bournemouth, but failed to convert on the chances given to them. Chelsea had seven shots on target, but Artur Boruc stood tall in the Bournemouth net. Thibaut Courtois made his comeback in net for Chelsea after being out three months with a knee injury.
Courtois had a good game, but a poor clearance from him ultimately lead to the winning goal for Bournemouth. Glenn Murray had been on the pitch for less than two minute when he headed in the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute.
Reigning champions Chelsea has now lost eight league games this season, and only sits three points off the relegation zone. But manager Jose Mourinho was adamant that his side will climb up the table.
“There is no chance that Chelsea will be fighting relegation,” Mourinho told the Mirror. “That is not the problem. It is that our objective is to finish top four.
“Before this game it was realistic to think that our quality would take us out of this position, but maybe now we have to think about top six.
“If our players are not able to give the maximum every day that is a problem. If you analysis match after match there are a few layers where it is difficult to be consistent.
“You think there is evolution, but maybe it is just one moment in which they are good.”
The win took Bournemouth out of the relegation zone and up to 17th place. Chelsea remains in 14th place.