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VAR overturns offside on Bournemouth's Dan Gosling winner vs. Chelsea

VAR overturns offside on Bournemouth's Dan Gosling winner vs. Chelsea

Chelsea's struggles in the English Premier League continued Saturday when visiting Bournemouth took all three points at Stamford Bridge. 

Dan Gosling's winning goal in the 84th minute initially was kept out by an on-field offside ruling, but VAR overturned the call on the field. Jefferson Lerma headed the ball back into the Blues' box following a Chelsea clearance, and Gosling flicked his shot over Kepa with his back turned to the keeper. 

Gosling's goal was one of two shots on target the Cherries managed in London, but Chelsea struggled to break through their defense. Just five of Chelsea's 18 shots were on target, and Bournemouth keeper Aaron Ramsdale was up to the task each time. 

Ramsdale's 72nd-minute denial of Emerson Palmieri loomed large in Chelsea's fourth loss in five Premier League matches. 

Chelsea's grasp on fourth place -- and qualification for the UEFA Champions League -- shrunk once again Saturday. The Blues now lead Sheffield United by just four points, and that lead can fall to as few as two points depending upon the result of Sunday's Wolves-Tottenham Hotspur match. 

In fact, Chelsea travel to North London next week to face Tottenham and former manager José Mourinho. If Spurs win Sunday, Mourinho's new club can move into fourth place themselves if they beat his old one next week.

Everton-Chelsea live stream: Watch English Premier League game online

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Everton-Chelsea live stream: Watch English Premier League game online

Everton F.C. will have its hands full when it takes on Premier League power Chelsea.

The Toffees sacked manager Marco Silva after losing 5-2 against top-ranked Liverpool on Wednesday, with Duncan Ferguson being named as interim.

Chelsea is just three points back of Manchester City for third place, and most recently shook off back-to-back Premier League losses with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Here's how to watch Saturday's Everton-Chelsea match online and on TV:

When: Saturday Dec. 7 at 7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT
TV Channel: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports

Chelsea beat Aston Villa in John Terry's return to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea beat Aston Villa in John Terry's return to Stamford Bridge

The hosts broke the deadlock when Tammy Abraham rose to head in his 11th Premier League goal of the season (24) against the side he scored 26 times for on loan in the Championship last season.

But Dean Smith's side levelled against the run of play before half-time as Trezeguet scrambled the ball over the line from close range (41).

Chelsea were back in front three minutes after the restart when Mount struck in style and the Blues held on for their first victory in four games.

The result puts Chelsea six points clear of fifth-placed Wolves but, perhaps more significantly, eight clear of Manchester United and nine ahead of Tottenham. Aston Villa remain 15th after their two-match unbeaten run was ended in west London - a point above the relegation zone after Southampton's win over Norwich.

Player ratings

Chelsea: Kepa (7), Azpilicueta (7), James (7), Christensen (6), Zouma (7), Kante (7), Mount (8), Kovacic (6), Willian (8), Pulisic (7), Abraham (8).

Subs: Jorginho (n/a), Hudson-Odoi (n/a), Batshuayi (n/a).

Aston Villa: Heaton (7), Targett (6), Elmohamady (7), Mings (7), Konsa (6), Nakamba (6), McGinn (6), Grealish (6), Hourihane (5), Trezeguet (7), Wesley (5).

Subs: Luiz (6), Jota (6).

Man of the match: Mason Mount.

Opta stats

  • Chelsea have lost just one of their last 56 Premier League home games against newly promoted teams (W45 D10 L1).
  • Aston Villa have picked up just one point from their last 42 available in away games against sides starting the day in the top four (W0 D1 L13).
  • Tammy Abraham has scored 11 goals in 14 Premier League appearances this season - the only Chelsea players to score more in their first 14 apps in a single PL season are Diego Costa (12 in 2014-15) and Nicolas Anelka (12 in 2008-09).
  • Only Jamie Vardy (17) has been directly involved in more Premier League goals this season than Chelsea's Tammy Abraham (14 - 11 goals, 3 assists).


What's next?

Chelsea travel to face Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday; Kick-off is at 12.30pm.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa host Leicester on Renault Super Sunday; coverage starts on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event at 1pm with kick-off at 2pm.