JOSHUA KING scored twice as AFC Bournemouth claimed an eye-catching 4-0 home victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night.
All Bournemouth’s goals came in the second half and they have increased the pressure on Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.
King got the Cherries off the mark in the 47nd minute before he turned provider for 21-year-old David Brooks, who showed his class with a composed finish.
King struck again on 74 minutes following a great move by the hosts before substitute Charlie Daniels completed the scoring in injury-time.
The win has moved Bournemouth up to 10th, while Chelsea have dropped down to fifth and are now in a real fight for Champions League qualification.
Afterwards Cherries boss Eddie Howe said of the win: “It’s up there with our special performances in the Premier League. I don’t know where it ranks, but I just like to enjoy the brief feeling you get from winning. It was a tough night and a tough game.”
Howe also confirmed that England striker Callum Wilson has had a minor knee operation.
“We don’t think he’ll be out long, maybe three to four weeks,” said the Cherries boss.