Leaving Pokesdown train station in Bournemouth on Sunday morning was a really refreshing experience. «Carefree, wherever we may be, we are the famous CFC,» rang around a very busy station.
In case it wasn't obvious, the majority of people leaving the train to get off at Pokesdown were Chelsea supporters. After a two-week international break, that seemed to last so much longer than the actual fortnight that it was, Premier League football was back. That matchday experience, that is like no other, was back.
But unfortunately for Chelsea and their fans, this experience was pretty familiar. One in fact they have seen countless times over the past season and a bit. One in fact they saw last time out against Nottingham Forest before the international break.
Fourteen shots this time for Chelsea – seven less than what they had more than two weeks ago in the defeat to Forest. There were more on target this time, with six tallied up over the course of the 90 minutes. But once again it was the lack of end product that cost the Blues.
Nicolas Jackson had chances, as did Conor Gallagher, Levi Colwill, Raheem Sterling, Cole Palmer – the list goes on. But nobody could beat Neto in the Cherries' goal.
It was a really underwhelming display in front of goal yet again from the Blues, but one that just does not come as a surprise to someone who has been covering Chelsea for well over a year now. With all of this being said, football.london takes a look at some moments you may have missed from a wet afternoon down at the Vitality Stadium.
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