Bournemouth hope to build on new form as Burnley visit


AFC Bournemouth will hope to continue their newly-found form when Sean Dyche takes his Burnley side to the Vitality Stadium.

The Cherries left London last weekend as shock 1-0 winners over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

A win this weekend, meanwhile, will send the Cherries leap-frogging over Burnley in the Premier League standings.

Burnley are no mean feat though having won three of their previous six matches.

The Clarets, who are currently 12th, could be propelled into the top half with a victory over Eddie Howe’s side.

Team news


Joshua King (ankle) and Andrew Surman (calf) face late calls as to whether they will be involved against Dyche’s men.

The Cherries have no other fresh injuries.


Chris Wood (Achilles) and Ashley Westwood (groin) missed training on Thursday and join Ben Gibson (groin) as doubts.

Charlie Taylor (hamstring) has returned to contention for selection; Johan Berg Gudmundsson (hamstring) continues on his road to recovery.

From the dug-outs

Looking ahead to the visit of Burnley, Eddie Howe said:

“When you win you naturally get a bounce, the players feel better about themselves, and it’s the same for the supporters who will have had a lift,” he said.

“It’s key now that we push that on and get a good result against Burnley. They’re a team that work incredibly hard, they’re a very effective team and we’re going to have make sure that we’re good.”

Speaking about his side’s current form, Sean Dyche said:

“Runs of form can come and go quickly. Before you know it you can go three of four deep without a win.

“It’s always a balance to how you’re viewing each game and also the understanding of the bigger picture of the season.

“It is likely that teams like ourselves do have some bumps in the road. One of the biggest things is how quickly you can deal with any disappointments that come your way.”


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When not busy covering local news for EssexLive, Matt Lee can be found in the press box at Portman Road covering Ipswich Town's return to the Championship and push for the Premier League.

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