Chelsea end losing streak with first victory under Lampard

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Chelsea end­ed their nine-game win­less streak with a 3–1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Goals from BenoĂźt Badi­ashile and Joan Felix in the sec­ond half lift­ed Chelsea into 11th place on 42 points, while Bournemouth fell back to 14th, three points behind the Lon­don side, who have played one more game.

It was Chelsea’s first win since ear­ly March and a wel­come vic­to­ry for Lam­pard, who has lost the first five games in his sec­ond term.

“We want­ed to play a good game today. We haven’t had enough results late­ly, so this was an impor­tant game for us.” Conor Gal­lagher told Pre­mier League Pro­duc­tions, “We played well and I think we deserve the win.”

“Hope­ful­ly we can build con­fi­dence going for­ward. I hope we can build con­fi­dence going for­ward. It was a good per­for­mance as a team and we just have to keep it up.

Bournemouth had two chances in the first five min­utes, but Chelsea’s defense was sol­id and Gal­lagher extend­ed his lead with a well-timed run and header.

How­ev­er, Chelsea were put on the back foot when Bournemouth sent a one-touch pass to Ryan Christie and set Mat­tias Bina before hit­ting Kepa Arriz­a­bal­a­ga in the top cor­ner of the box.

Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke went down in the box after a chal­lenge from Thi­a­go Sil­va in the sec­ond half when Chelsea dom­i­nat­ed, but VAR ruled that the Brazil­ian had touched the ball first and the penal­ty was not awarded.

The penal­ty kicked off the home team’s momen­tum, and short­ly after, Kepa’s flu­id move­ment invit­ed a save, and Dan­go Uatara’s head­er went over the bar from a corner.

How­ev­er, in the 82nd minute, Chelsea took advan­tage of Bournemouth’s weak­ness for set-pieces and Hakim Ziyeck sent the ball to the far post from a free-kick before Badi­ashile scored his first goal for the club, beat­ing Neto.

Raheem Ster­ling cut inside and hand­ed the ball over to team-mate Felix, who scored easily.

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