Chelsea team news & line-up vs Bournemouth

first_imgChelsea Chelsea team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Bournemouth Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Alvaro Morata Chelsea Bournemouth Getty Images Chelsea AFC Bournemouth Antonio Conte Morata Willian Premier League The Blues are aiming to build further momentum on Wednesday as they take on Eddie Howe’s side at Stamford Bridge Chelsea face Bournemouth on Wednesday looking to build on their FA Cup win over Newcastle and close the gap on the two Manchester clubs in front of them.Antonio Conte’s side defeated Newcastle 3-0 on Sunday, with Michy Batshuayi, who is likely to leave the club before the January transfer window closes, scoring two goals.With Alvaro Morata an injury doubt and Batshuayi likely to be in the process of a move on deadline day, Eden Hazard may be utilised in attack as the Blues aim to move ahead of United in the table, if results go their way. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player CHELSEA INJURIES Chelsea have a host of injuries with Alvaro Morata unlikely to play due to a back injury. Willian, meanwhile, has a hamstring complaint but he has said that he is in contention to face Watford next Monday. Thibaut Courtois is expected to return against Bournemouth after getting over his ankle problem. David Luiz also missed the game against Newcastle after injuring his ankle in training but Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater both made their comebacks from their recent small injury issues. Cesc Fabregas could also make his return after missing a number of games in recent weeks, while Ross Barkley is another option in the midfield area.CHELSEA SUSPENSIONS Conte currently has no players suspended, with Morata and Pedro having recently completed their respective bans.Spain striker Morata is, however, two yellow cards away from a two-match ban. POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Conte is limited in terms of his team selection, with the signing of a new striker and left-back not set to be concluded in time for the game against Bournemouth.Batshuayi is fit but there’s a chance he could be left out due to his likely move away from Stamford Bridge, meaning Hazard could start in attack, with Barkley also set to feature in a supporting role.Willy Caballero will continue in goal, if Courtois remains out with an ankle injury. Chelsea predicted XI to face BournemouthBOURNEMOUTH TEAM NEWS Jermain Defoe is out with an ankle injury, while Tyrone Mings is also likely to be unavailable to Eddie Howe. Bournemouth’s only other concern is Harry Arter, who has been missing with illness. Bournemouth vs. LiverpoolTV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match takes place at 19:45 GMT on Wednesday but it won’t be shown live in the UK. BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Bournemouth have failed to score in three of their five previous visits to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, scoring just twice and never more than once in a game. Bournemouth have yet to win a Premier League game played on a Wednesday (D1 L2). Ross Barkley has had a hand in five goals in four Premier League matches versus the Cherries (two goals, three assists). Eden Hazard has scored five goals in his last four Premier League appearances against Bournemouth. Willian has had a hand in eight goals in his last five Premier League starts (3 goals, 5 assists), compared to scoring none and providing just one assist in his first seven starts in the competition this season.last_img read more

500 Volunteers Trained to Search for and Rescue Missing Children

first_img Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is reporting that 500 volunteers were trained last year to assist in search and rescue operations when a child is reported missing. Between 2009 and 2016, a total of 15,524 children were reported missing. This represents an average of 1,941 children going missing each year, with 78 per cent being girls and 22 per cent, boys. Mr. Green, who was addressing the Ananda Alert National Missing Children’s Forum at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, on Thursday (May 25), said the Government is committed to protecting the nation’s youth, and urged all well-thinking Jamaicans to do their part. Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is reporting that 500 volunteers were trained last year to assist in search and rescue operations when a child is reported missing.The volunteers, from communities across the island, also received instruction in first aid techniques.“Not only do we want to know that when a child has gone missing that the reports go out to all our media houses, we want to know that we have volunteers across the length and breadth of Jamaica, who will go out and start the process of searching to bring back our children,” Mr. Green said.The Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) published the first Search and Rescue Protocol in 2014, and conducted 10 training sessions through the Caribbean Search Centre of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for over 150 volunteers in St. James, Trelawny, St. Ann, St. Thomas, Westmoreland and St. Catherine.Mr. Green, who was addressing the Ananda Alert National Missing Children’s Forum at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, on Thursday (May 25), said the Government is committed to protecting the nation’s youth, and urged all well-thinking Jamaicans to do their part.He noted that significant reforms have been undertaken in terms of how the State responds to missing children.This includes updating the reporting timeline to allow for a missing-person report to be made before 24 hours have passed.“Once you reasonably suspect that a child has gone missing, you can make that report to the police, to the OCR and we will start working on it immediately,” the State Minister pointed out.In addition, a partnership has been forged with Facebook to broadcast Ananda Alerts to users of the social media site in Jamaica.This is expected to broaden the search for missing children. These alerts will include photographs and other pertinent information about the child.In the meantime, the Minister urged parents to do more to ensure that their children feel safe and protected.“A lot of children leave home because of what they term as maltreatment and neglect,” he pointed out.He said the Ananda Alert Secretariat has undertaken an internal study to determine the profile of children who go missing and the main reasons they give. He said it is the intention of the Secretariat to undertake a broader survey.Between 2009 and 2016, a total of 15,524 children were reported missing. This represents an average of 1,941 children going missing each year, with 78 per cent being girls and 22 per cent, boys.Last year, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) reported some 1,725 children missing, a decline of 11 per cent over the previous year.The State Minister pointed out that 90 per cent of missing children return home. “I do not take comfort in the fact that we have a 90 per cent return rate because it does mean that there are 10 per cent that remain unaccounted for,” he said.last_img read more