The festive period is quickly heating up for Chelsea…

The end of the calendar year always brings with it a tough run of games in the Premier League, and the 2016/17 season is no different.

With games against Crystal Palace and now Bournemouth coming thick and fast, there has been no time for Antonio Conte to rest on his laurels.

Nonetheless, the Blues are in a pretty good place heading into Christmas. Conte’s men currently sit atop the Premier League, with a comfortable gap between them and 2nd place – and they are quickly becoming title favourites.

Chelsea fans around the world will no doubt be hoping that the Blues can keep their fine run of form going, but standing in their way is one of the Premier League’s most impressive sides.

Bournemouth performed well last season, but Eddie Howe has taken them to the next level this season. Currently sat in 10th place, Bournemouth look a shoe-in for a top half finish this season- and Conte will have his work cut out to ensure that the Blues return to Cobham with 3 points.

Conte needs to ensure his team selection is perfect, and we think that if he picks THIS 3-4-3 team, including a certain homegrown midfielder, then the Blues will surely beat the Cherries…