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Chelsea misfire again in Bournemouth stalemate

Chelsea failed to score for a second consecutive Premier League match as they were held to a goalless draw at Bournemouth.

Mauricio Pochettino's threadbare side, which featured six players on the bench who had not made a top-flight appearance, were unable to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest and played out the first stalemate of the season.

Nicolas Jackson hit a post in the first-half but Chelsea had Robert Sanchez to thank for making a fine save to deny Bournemouth's Dango Ouattara.

The visitors went even closer in the second half, seeing Raheem Sterling's free-kick come back off the crossbar and Levi Colwill's follow-up ruled out for offside to leave them languishing in the bottom half with five points from five games.

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