Chelsea vs Bournemouth confirmed teams: Mason Mount returns for Blues, Antonio Rudiger retains place

Chelsea vs Bournemouth confirmed teams: Mason Mount returns for Blues, Antonio Rudiger retains place
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By Michael Benson

14th December 2019,
2:15 pm

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has restored Mason Mount to the Blues starting XI for their Premier League fixture at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.

The 20-year-old English midfielder was utilised from the bench in the midweek Champions League win over Lille, but now starts again.

Mason Mount was once a ball boy at Stamford Bridge

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Mason Mount was once a ball boy at Stamford Bridge

Mount has come in to replace Mateo Kovacic – the only change for the Blues.

Antonio Rudiger retains his place at centre-back after returning from a long-term injury on Tuesday.

For Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, Josh King is back but both Callum Wilson and Harry Wilson miss out.

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CONFIRMED TEAMS

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic

Subs: Cabellero, Christensen, James, Kovacic, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi

Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Stacey, Francis, Mepham, Rico, Cook, Lerma, Billing, Gosling, Fraser, King

Subs: Solanke, Kilkenny, Dobre, Simpson, Stanislas, Boruc, Surman

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