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Summary

  1. Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels, Stanislas, Gosling, Surman, Pugh, Grabban, King
  2. Chelsea XI: Begovic, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Mikel, Rahman, Matic, Fabregas, Pedro, Willian, Hazard. Costa

Live Reporting

By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    "Having toyed with Bournemouth like a cat with a ball of wool for the dying minutes, Chelsea snap into gear to add a fourth which slightly flatters Hiddink's men. The Football League champions have matched the Premier League champions for long periods - but ultimately Chelsea, and Cesc Fabregas in particular, had that extra touch of class in the final third."

  2. FULL-TIME

    Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea

    And that brings to an end a really enjoyable 90-odd minutes of football. Chelsea just had too much in the end.

    Make sure you head over to our main live text commentary for all the reaction.

  3. GOAL - Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard

    Goals are like buses for Eden Hazard. Nemanja Matic cuts back and Hazard tucks in.

    Eden Hazard
  4. YELLOW CARD

    Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    First booking of the day and it's needless for Matt Ritchie, who goes in for saying something out of turn.

  5. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    Bournemouth are still plugging away, particularly down the left, as they always will. They just haven't been able to stay on Chelsea's coat tails until the finish.

    Steve Cook and Pedro
  6. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    "Chelsea mark St George's Day by giving a substitute outing to Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the only Englishman in their 18-man matchday squad."

  7. SUBSTITUTION

    Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    We've been treated to such an enjoyable game it's noticeable when there's a lull in proceedings - we're in such a lull now.

    Chelsea make a change, giving Rubens Loftus-Cheek a run out in lieu of Willian.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    Here comes Bournemouth's last sub, with Matt Ritchie replacing Junior Stanislas.

  9. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    Bit more of a pre-season feeling to procedures now, as Pedro attempts an overhead kick that drifts wide of the back post.

  10. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    "Cesc Fabregas has rather flitted in and out of this game, but once more, the Spaniard produces an inch-perfect pass to open up the Cherries defence for Willian to score. Boss Guus Hiddink, who had only emerged onto the touchline for the first time a couple of minutes before the goal, now prowls the technical area."

  11. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    You were just feeling that Bournemouth were running out of ideas and steam, which is no indictment of what has been a terrific performance from them. 

  12. GOAL - Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

    Willian

    Cesc Fabregas has his hat-trick. A hat-trick of assists that is. It's textbook stuff from the instrumental Spaniard as he rolls a ball into the right channel of the area and Willian strokes it past Artur Boruc.

    Willian
  13. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

    Really good right-back is Simon Francis. In one moment he shows his technical ability by pulling the ball out of the air. The next moment he's flying into a lip-smacking tackle to take it away from Diego Costa.

  14. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

    Bournemouth try to work a free-kick into the box. It comes back out to Junior Stanislas who switches it on to his right foot and fires a yard wide.

  15. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    "Bournemouth fans may wonder if this is a preview of next season's strike partnership as substitutes Callum Wilson and Benik Afobe, back from their various injuries, are paired together for the first time."

  16. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

    Simon Francis, looking sprightly after that injury scare, puts in a lovely ball from the right that John Mikel Obi toes around his own post.

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

    Decent spell for Chelsea as Bournemouth struggle to get out of their own half. The Blues are trying to pick openings and Diego Costa almost has one, seeing a shot blocked.

    The Cherries make changes, with Joshua King replaced by Callum Wilson and Lewis Grabban making way for Benik Afobe. Fresh impetus up top.

  18. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    "Asmir Begovic is getting on the home fans' backs here with the amount of time he is taking to take his goal-kicks. But both sets of supporters are continuing to get their money's worth as the end-to-end action from the first half continues. If both sides could shoot straight, this could be 5-5."

  19. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

    A worrying moment for Bournemouth and Simon Francis as the right-back stretches for the ball and stays down.

    He limps back to defend a corner, which falls to Pedro but his shot spins behind off Charlie Daniels and Artur Boruc claims the next one.

  20. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas gets sight of goal from 25 yards but his shot takes a nick and is out for a corner, which Andrew Surman heads clear.