After experiencing two successful cup victories, Chelsea found themselves suddenly in trouble again following their massive 4-0 loss against Bournemouth.
Maurizio Sarri’s men were in a confident mood ahead of their midweek tie and started things in a positive fashion.
Failing to break down the home team’s defense during the first 45 minutes turned out costly for The Blues.
Soon after the restart, Eddie Howe’s side were able to break the dead lock through Joshua King’s effort.
That early second half goal forced Chelsea to push forward in search for an equalizing goal, but leaving themselves opened defensively.
Bournemouth took full advantage over that situation as they added three more goals from David Brooks om 63 minutes, King’s second (74) and Charlie Daniels strike deep in stoppage time.
A very disappointing result for Sarri’s team as that result puts them dropping to fifth place, level on points with Arsenal at fourth but Gunners have better goal difference.
In another tie, league leader, Liverpool only managed to extend their lead into five points over Manchester City at second place.
The Reds were tipped to run away with seven points lead this midweek after City’s shock defeat over Newcastle United.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s men failed to fully capitalize as they were held into a 1-1 draw by Leicester City.
Liverpool got themselves ahead very early through Sadio Mane’s third minute goal, but Harry Maguire’s equalizer just before half time break canceled things out.
Complete Results for English Premier League Wednesday Fixtures:
Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace; Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea; Liverpol 1-1 Leicester City; Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Watford.