CHELSEA boss Mauricio Pochettino is expecting a “very tough game” when his side welcome Cherries to Stamford Bridge tomorrow, insisting: “They are doing so well.”

There are 12 points between the Blues in sixth and Cherries in 11th ahead of the Premier League season finale (4pm).

Chelsea come into the game in fine form, winning their last four league games, and are hoping to clinch Europa League qualification.

Discussing the challenge posed by Cherries, Pochettino said: “I think it’s really important for us to finish in the way we are going now, with the confidence and the way we are playing in the last few months.

“It’s really important for the team, the players and the club to achieve one of the objectives which was to play in Europe next season.

“The most important thing now is to think about performing and be sure we are going to compete in the best way against Bournemouth.

“It’s going to be a very tough game because they are doing so well and Andoni Iraola is doing a fantastic job – it is a tough game.

“The important thing is to finish well and after we see if we have the chance to be fifth, which would be amazing for us.”