Howe on Chelsea:”We are playing them at a good time for our...

Howe on Chelsea:”We are playing them at a good time for our perspective”

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is convinced that the match against Chelsea could not be scheduled at a better time, as his team is recently in a really good form.

Howe said:
“We are playing them at a good time for our perspective,”
“We are in a good place. What we’ve found at this level is that when we are in a good place and at our normal levels we compete.
“But if we don’t, we can make it difficult for ourselves. So as usual, preparing for this game is all about us.”

”Naturally it is a really good challenge for all of us. These are the games you want to be involved in.”

”You want to be able to compete with the top (managers). He (Mourinho) has a record that is unrivalled.”

”I didn’t expect to be so close to them (in the table) but I think they are in a false position (14th). I am sure they will pick up points and climb.”

”We are playing the champions. For me they are one of the best teams in the country.”

”We are not underestimating the team. We fully respect them as a team and we are going to have to be at our very best to get anything.”

On the  3-3 draw against Everton in the last game :

“It was certainly a nice feeling at the end of the game,”

”Those contrasting emotions in the last few minutes were so extreme.”

“You hope a result like that can really boost the confidence and the belief of the players – it certainly helps to build momentum.”
“What we are looking to do now is to turn those performances into wins, and hopefully a game like Everton can be the catalyst for that.”
On their performances:

”The Premier League, for me, has been about picking up points where you can and we have done it in style.Now it’s about adding wins to those performances.”

”From our perspective, we are really happy with the last four games apart from the first few minutes against Southampton (2-0 defeat on November 1) where we thought we were poor – we are building momentum.”

On his player’s injuries:

”Whenever you get injuries, it is a test and a challenge for your squad to adapt and I think we have done that with the outfield positions.”

”Certain people have been given opportunities that maybe would not have expected to get them, but they have grasped them in recent weeks.”

”I think whoever is called upon will step up and help the team.”