Bournemouth striker Glenn Murray’s late winner condemned struggling Chelsea to a shock 1-0 defeat that piled renewed pressure on Blues boss Jose Mourinho on Saturday.
Murray came off the bench to stun Mourinho’s Premier League champions when he headed home from a borderline offside position in the 82nd minute at Stamford Bridge.
Bournemouth had won only twice in the league since last season’s promotion from the Championship, but Murray’s dramatic intervention left Chelsea with an eighth defeat in 15 league games.
Chelsea, who remain just three points above the relegation zone in 14th place, cannot complain as Eddie Howe’s side, who moved out of the bottom three, had been a threat throughout.
Mourinho handed an instant recall for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois following three months away through injury, but out-of-favour striker Diego Costa was not introduced until half-time.
It was Chelsea’s fourth home defeat of a dismal campaign, while Bournemouth were left to celebrate a famous result that lifted them out of the bottom three.