Bournemouth humiliate Chelsea in a 4-0 win on Wednesday Vitality Stadium (image courtesy Reuters)
Bournemouth humiliate Chelsea in a 4-0 win on Wednesday Vitality Stadium (image courtesy Reuters)

Chelsea have dropped out of the English Premier League (EPL) top four following a 4-0 mauling by Bournemouth on Wednesday at the Vitality Stadium.

Four second-half goals from Joshua King, who scored twice, David Brooks, and Charlie Daniels condemned the Blues to their heaviest league defeat in more than two decades.

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And come to think of it, it appears the Cherries enjoy playing Chelsea in January.

They recorded a 3-0 win over the Blues at Stamford on 31 January 2018.

By virtue of Wednesday’s result, Arsenal are the new occupants of the fourth and last Champions League qualifying place in the Premier League table.

The Gunners, who are tied on points and goal difference with Maurizio Sarri’s men, have scored more goals.

Meanwhile, Liverpool failed to extend their lead at the of the EPL to seven points after playing a 1-1 draw at home with Leicester City.

But the Reds are five points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.

Elsewhere, Tottenham overcame Watford 2-1, while Southampton and Crystal Palace played out a 1-1 draw.

And after the midweek matches, here is the updated EPL table:

TEAMS P GD PTS
1 LIVERPOOL 24 41 61
2 MANCHESTER CITY 24 44 56
3 TOTTENHAM 24 26 54
4 ARSENAL 24 17 47
5 CHELSEA 24 17 47
6 MANCHESTER UNITED 24 13 45
7 WOLVES 24 -1 35
8 EVERTON 24  2 33
9 WATFORD 23 -1 33
10 BOURNEMOUTH 24 -5 33
11 LEICESTER  24  0 33
12 WEST HAM 24 -7 31
13 BRIGHTON 24 -9 26
14 NEWCASTLE UNITED 24 -11 24
15 CRYSTAL PALACE 23 -20 23
16 SOUTHAMPTON 24 -15 23
17 BURNLEY 24 -20 23
18 CARDIFF CITY 24 -26 19
19 FULHAM 24 -28 17
20 HUDDERSFIELD 24 -28 11