At the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, Bournemouth held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw. The Blues have failed to score in two consecutive League matches.
After dropping their previous league match, 1-0, to Nottingham Forest, Chelsea dominated possession in the opening period. Nicolas Jackson hit the foot of the post in the 14th minute, and Conor Gallagher blew a wonderful chance just after the half-hour mark.
Dango Outtara connected with a low ball across the box for Bournemouth’s greatest first-half opportunity, but Chelsea custodian Robert Sanchez dove to stop his close-range drive.
Early in the second half, the visitors had the ball in the back of the net after Raheem Sterling’s free kick angled against the post and crossbar, and Levi Colwill smashed home the rebound, but the goal was disallowed for offside.
Justin Kluivert’s second-half substitution gave Bournemouth a much-needed forward edge, and in the 76th minute, he was fouled on the edge of the box. Philip Billing’s ensuing free kick, though, was diverted wide for a corner.
Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth quickly responded with a powerful shot, and he then missed the target with a looping header as the home team experienced a rare period of offensive pressure.
Five minutes from the conclusion of regulation, Sterling found Cole Palmer for Chelsea, but Cherries goalkeeper Neto produced an incredible one-handed reflex save to stop the substitute’s skillful volley.
With just a win, two draws, and two losses this season, Chelsea are in 14th place, just two points above Bournemouth in 15th place.