Bournemouth boss motivated to draw level with Chelsea

Bournemouth could potentially ensure their survival at the weekend at home to Chelsea.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told Sky Sports how his side are fully motivated to complete the double over Chelsea on Saturday, and move level with them in the league on 44 points.

The Cherries currently sit 13th in the table, 11 points clear of 18th placed Sunderland, and a win tomorrow could mathematically ensure their Premier League survival in their debut season. Howe spoke of the motivation his players have to get all three points:

"The supporters haven't seen many home wins. We want to change that. One of our motivations is to pull level with Chelsea."

At the same time though, Howe preached caution ahead of the match with the Blues, praising their star players:

"World-class players made the difference in the Manchester City and Liverpool games. Chelsea have those players we need to be wary of. It's unusual for Chelsea not to be fighting for honours. This whole season has been new for us too, it's a great end to the season."

The south coast club have picked up four wins in their last seven games and a win against the Londoners could see them leap-from Everton and Watford in the table.

Bournemouth's style of play has drawn praise from pundits and fans alike as they have enjoyed a fantastic first season in England's top flight, and much of their success has to be put down to the work of their manager.

The 38-year-old has already been linked with high profile jobs, and Bournemouth fans will be hoping he stays at Dean Court for a little while longer as they look to establish themselves in the Premier League.

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