Murray Header Stuns Chelsea  (Sky Sports)

Chelsea 0 AFC Bournemouth 1

Eden HazardGlenn Murray headed home a late winner to seal a famous 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that moves Bournemouth out of the relegation zone.

Murray, a second-half substitute, nodded the ball into an empty net in the 82nd minute after Junior Stanislas' corner caused panic in the Chelsea box.

The Blues had opportunities both before and after the introduction of Diego Costa as a half-time substitute, but Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc kept them at bay as Bournemouth became the first second-tier champion to beat the reigning Premier League winners away from home.

Chelsea had a penalty appeal turned down shortly before Murray's goal, as Costa's low cross appeared to hit Simon Francis' arm but referee Mike Jones was unmoved.

The win moves Bournemouth above Sunderland into 17th place in the Premier League table, while Chelsea remain 14th, 14 points off the top four, after their eighth defeat of the season.

Both sides made two changes from their previous games, as Jose Mourinho brought back Thibaut Courtois for the first time since his knee injury in September. Begovic dropped to the bench despite three consecutive clean sheets, while the Cherries welcomed Boruc after five games out.

Costa started from the bench as Eden Hazard continued up front following his bright display at White Hart Lane, supported once again by Willian, Pedro and Oscar, and both keepers were forced into saves in an end-to-end first half. The visitors started the brighter, though, as Stanislas and Josh King led early Bournemouth attacks, and both worked Courtois inside the opening 15 minutes

A misplaced Pedro pass sparked Bournemouth's first opportunity on 12 minutes, but Stanislas' low shot was kept out by the returning Chelsea 'keeper with King close to following up.

The Cherries striker tested Courtois two minutes later after a flowing move, but his near-post effort was blocked by the Belgium international.

Chelsea lacked a focal point throughout a frustrating opening 45 minutes, but grew into the game as it approached the interval. Hazard's stinging shot from 18 yards was comfortable for Boruc, before Pedro's curling drive and Oscar's low strike offered stiffer tests, both of which Boruc passed.

With Chelsea struggling, Mourinho wasted little time making a change, bringing Costa on for Oscar at half-time, and the Blues initially improved. Matic went close after Matt Ritchie had skied his effort from long range, the Chelsea midfielder heading over from three yards after a superb cross from the right by the bright Willian.

Costa had been warned by the referee for going in late on Adam Smith, and the Chelsea striker went into the book less than 20 minutes after coming on after clashing with Ritchie.

The Chelsea substitute remained the centre of attention as a Blues' penalty appeal then fell on deaf ears. The striker's cross struck Francis' arm in the box but referee Jones waved play on, and Costa nearly turned in an Ivanovic cross at the back post shortly after, only to be denied by excellent defending from Francis. A

After weathering Chelsea's pressure, Bournemouth struck through Murray just two minutes after his arrival as a replacement for King. The Blues appealed for offside in vain as Steve Cook helped the ball back into the box following a poor Courtois punch, with Murray on hand to head past Gary Cahill on the line.

Mourinho responded immediately, bringing on Loic Remy and Bertrand Traore, but Bournemouth had the clearer opportunities to score again as Chelsea pressed for a desperate equaliser.

Dan Gosling and Harry Arter both went close to doubling the Cherries' lead in the final moments, as Howe's side stopped Chelsea from scoring at home for the first time since May 2014.

The Blues, who had been unbeaten in their previous 43 league matches against newly-promoted opposition at home, face top of the table Leicester City next in the league at the King Power Stadium, five days after they welcome Porto to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League.

As for Bournemouth, they return to the Vitality Stadium full of confidence ahead of the visit of Manchester United next Saturday.

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Player ratings

Chelsea: Courtois (6), Ivanovic (6), Zouma (6), Cahill (6), Baba (6), Fabregas (5), Matic (5), Willian (7), Oscar (5), Pedro (5), Hazard (5)

Subs used: Traore (6), Remy (6), Costa (5)

Bournemouth: Boruc (7), Daniels (7), Cook (7), Francis (8), Smith (7), Arter (7), Gosling (7), Surman (7), Ritchie (7), Stanislas (8), King (8)

Subs used: Murray (8)

Man of the match: Simon Francis


Chelsea Courtois, Ivanovic (c), Zouma, Cahill, Rahman (Traore 83), Fabregas (Remy 83), Matic, Willian, Oscar (Costa 45), Pedro, Hazard
Subs Not Used Begovic, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek
Booked Pedro, Costa

AFC Bournemouth Boruc, Smith, Francis (c), Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Gosling, Surman, Arter, Stanislas, King (Murray 80)
Subs Not Used Allsop, Cargill, Butcher, O’Kane, Kermorgant, Rantie
Booked Surman
Goals Murray 82

Attendance 41,631

Referee Mike Jones

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