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The Cherries journey into the the Premiership for the very first time means that AFC Bournemouth will be mixing with the English elite on level terms every week.
Here we get ready for the upcoming season with a look at AFC Bournemouth’s head to head record, pick the best fans sites for essential info and five to follow, and banter with, on Twitter. We continue the ‘Premier League we’re having a laugh’ series with current Premier League Champions – CHELSEA .
THE LAST TIME WE MET
OCT 4th 1994 – LEAGUE CUP
AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0 CHELSEA 1
AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea, like most current Premier League teams, have rarely met in the league, relying on the cup competitions to bring them together. Back in 1994 it was two matches and aggregate score they saw a team through in the League Cup.
The first match was on a Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge in September 1994. A closely fought contest saw ex-Arsenal man David Rocastle slot the home side in front on the night and in the contest. With a slim one-goal lead to protect Bournemouth were looking to get back in the tie, but it was Cherries old boy Gavin Peacock that scored the goal that ensured Chelsea were off to the next round. At TFTSE Towers we remember the Dennis Wise chant, ‘He’s short, he’s bent , his arse is up for rent Dennis Wise’. He laughed.
Previous encounters were back in 1988/89 season when both teams were in the second tier of English football. Hard to believe, but Chelsea were a second division team. Both games resulted in home wins for both sides. AFC Bournemouth won in Sept 1988 with a single goal from Richard Cooke.
FIVE FAN SITES
TALK CHELSEA – Run by a group of Chelsea fans across the world, offering original content and trying to give the fans exactly what they want
CFCnet – CFCnet is 100 per cent unofficial, completely independent and is run by Chelsea fans for fellow Blues
CHEALSEA AFC 360 – Created in March 2011, the blog is about the world of Chelsea as seen through “Blue-Tinted” glasses
CHELSEA DAFT – Established in 2009 the blog offers Chelsea views from a Chelsea centered perspective
CHELSEA TRUE BLUE – News, transfer rumours, match previews, match reports, stats and view of true fans, apparently
FIVE TO FOLLOW
@Chelsea1905news | English Football Club. News & updates from Chelsea FC
@CFC_ChelseaFC | Unofficial Chelsea FC fan page. Chelsea FC news updates, videos and stream links
@TweetChelseaFC | News, Info, Stats, Quotes, Pictures & Rumors about #ChelseaFC | Follow us to stay updated
@Chelseafc_life | An account dedicated to Chelsea. You shouldn’t take me seriously
@WeAreChelseaFC | Follow for the latest news , match updates, and transfers – CareFreee wherever you may be