JOSHUA King’s double helped Cherries to their first home Premier League victory over Chelsea with a commanding 4-0 triumph at Vitality Stadium.

His strikes came either side of David Brooks’s sixth goal of the campaign, in a magical second-half showing from Eddie Howe’s men.

Substitute Charlie Daniels added the final touches with a glancing header in stoppage time to earn the Dorset club's 10th league win of the season.

Cherries made two changes from the side who overcame West Ham United last time out.

Callum Wilson and Jefferson Lerma were not in the matchday squad through respective knee and ankle problems, meaning Junior Stanislas and Andrew Surman returned.

There were places on the bench for January recruits Dominic Solanke and Chris Mepham – both were formerly in the Chelsea academy.

After Chelsea’s David Luiz was poleaxed by blocking King’s strike early on, Chelsea came within inches of finding the net after just seven minutes.

Pedro’s cross found Mateo Kovacic lurking at the far post, he stooped to head at goal but was denied by a finger-tip stop from Artur Boruc, who stretched to palm on to the bar.

Boruc was then called into action once again, he gratefully clutched the ball into his chest after Pedro had cut inside and fired on the angle.

Chelsea were dominant in possession for large spells of the opening period but Cherries almost broke the deadlock 11 minutes before the break.

After a corner was recycled, Steve Cook’s cross allowed King to nod the ball on for Brooks, whose headed effort was straight at Kepa in the visitors’ goal.

Brooks then tested the Spanish keeper once again. The Wales international surged forward on the counter from inside his own half before unleashing low drive which was gathered.

It took Cherries just two minutes to find the opener after the break. Ryan Fraser’s lofted through ball found Brooks in a dangerous area.

And the former Sheffield United man’s delightful reverse pass was perfect for King, who rifled into the net to send the home fans wild.

The Blues then spurned a glorious opportunity to draw level. Pedro’s measured chip had World Cup winner N’Golo Kante in on goal, but the midfielder failed to control and the ball presented itself to Boruc.

And it was Cherries who extended their advantage three minutes past the hour mark after capitalising on a pivotal error.

When David Luiz gifted away possession, King was allowed to deliver for Brooks, who classily cut back inside before rolling the ball past Kepa.

That was to be Brooks’s last act, as he appeared to pick up a knock and was replaced by Jordon Ibe.

The contest was wrapped up 16 minutes from time. Nathaniel Clyne’s incisive ball was perfect for Stanislas to square for King, who confidently blasted home his second of the night.

And substitute Daniels made it four in stoppage time after heading in Ibe’s teasing cross.


Cherries: Boruc; Clyne, Cook, Ake, Smith; Stanislas (Mepham, 90+5), Gosling, Surman, Fraser (Daniels, 90+1); Brooks (Ibe, 68); King.

Unused subs: Rico, Mousset, Solanke, Begovic (g/k).

Booked: Surman.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson; Kovacic (Loftus-Cheek, 77), Jorginho, Kante; Hazard, Higuain (Giroud, 65), Pedro (Willian, 61).

Unused subs: Alonso, Barkley, Christensen, Caballero (g/k).

Referee: Roger East.