Havertz and Mount push Chelsea past Bournemouth but James injured again | Premier League

A home win in regulation this might have been. But victory over Bournemouth – and a comfortable one at that – was as welcome, as it was necessary for Graham Potter.

First-half goals from World Cup returnees Kai Havertz and Mason Mount made what could have been an awkward evening, one of relief and, largely, satisfaction. The statistical gurus stroked their keyboards in anticipation, ready to pounce on any Chelsea mishap, which, given this fixture’s recent history, was a genuine concern.

But really Chelsea ought to have added more gloss. The real kicker of the evening came when Reece…

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