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Eddie Howe has been very complimentary about Nathan Ake in the media this week, labelling the central defender as "a model of consistency" owing to his recent form.

The Dutchman has been ever present for the Cherries this term since returning to the south coast club in a £20 million deal in the summer, playing a part in all of Bournemouth's PL games this term with just one of those coming off the bench. Aside from his usual critical defensive contributions, Ake has found his way onto the scoresheet in recent weeks, scoring 2 PL goals in his last 8. However he is not a prolific shooter by any means, having taken just five shots in that whole period and three of those came against West Ham. The Cherries' great run of form came to a shuddering halt at Huddersfield in GW27 when they were thrashed 4-1 though they have a good chance to put things right in GW28 when they play Newcastle, fresh after a week-long training camp in Portugal.
Feb 22 - 7:28 AM

Jermain Defoe is edging closing to a return after taking part in full training this week.

The Bournemouth striker has been sidelined since fracturing his ankle at Stamford Bridge in December, but has made excellent progress, and he could be included in matchday squad taking on Newcastle this weekend. In the 11 games Defoe has missed, the Cherries have only tasted defeat twice in the league – at Man City and Huddersfield – a run of games which includes victories over Arsenal and Chelsea helping Eddie Howe to a Manager of the Month award in January. During that time, Callum Wilson has really stepped to the fore along with teammates Josh King, Junior Stanislas and Ryan Fraser to carry the Cherries from the relegation places up-to 10th. However, a hugely disappointing result last time out [a 4-1 defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium] may see changes and Defoe could be named amongst the substitutes to add some attacking threat from the bench.
Source: Daily Mail
Feb 22 - 4:55 AM

Bournemouth's run of seven matches unbeaten came to an end with a 4-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

Bournemouth travelled to the John Smith's Stadium in fine form, but it was Huddersfield who struck first when Alex Pritchard capped of a counter-attacking move in the seventh minute. The Cherries responded with a well worked goal of their own, as Junior Stanislas finished at the far post after collecting a pinpoint cross from Ryan Fraser. Trailing 2-1 after the restart, the Cherries lacked the offensive sharpness seen during their recent weeks. Joshua King and Lys Mossuet were introduced after they conceded a third, but the substitutes were unable to spark a comeback. The defeat means Eddie Howe's side stay 10th in the table on 31 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 11 - 11:45 AM

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter says he is "100% committed" to Bournemouth evn though he has lost his place in the starting line-up at the Vitality Stadium.

Having consistently started early on this term, the Republic of Ireland international now finds himself warming the bench more often than not. In the last dozen PL games, he has featured just 3 times, starting two of those. In spite of persistent transfer rumours in January, Eddie Howe insisted the player would not be departing Dean Court and Arter has reiterated his firm dedication to the Cherries' cause: "My most important job between now and the end of the season is to work as hard as I can to get myself back in the team." The 28 year old did explain that he would have to have a "discussion" about leaving the club if he still wasn't playing come the end of the season, but for now he's focused on doing all he can so that Eddie Howe selects him to do his part.
Feb 9 - 8:20 AM

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook will be back in action sooner than was first expected.

The right-back had played 90 minutes in all of the Cherries' recent rich vein of form up until he limped off after 13 minutes on Saturday against Stoke City. While attempting a pass he pulled up suddenly and was forced off the pitch and replaced by Joshua King. The initial fears were that Cook would be out for an extended period with a serious tear but scans this week have shown the injury to be far less serious. Whilst he is unlikely to feature in GW27, he could return to action in time to face Newcastle on Feb 24th.
Feb 9 - 8:11 AM

Bournemouth are anxiously waiting to learn the extent of Steve Cook’s muscular injury.

The Cherries defender lasted just 13 minutes on Saturday after feeling his hamstring against Stoke. "We knew instantly he couldn’t continue," said manager Eddie Howe. Finding themselves behind to an early Xherdan Shaqiri goal, his withdrawal prompted a change in formation, with Josh King entering the fray and Fraser deputising for the hamstrung Cook. "Full credit to Fraser for playing at right-back. Although moving deeper is not new to him, he hasn’t done it so much in the Premier League." It was a move which ultimately paid off, as man-of-the-match King grabbed an equaliser before Jordon Ibe secured all three-points. Bournemouth travel to Huddersfield this weekend and Howe will be hoping for some good news as defensively his squad is beginning to look a little stretched. Adam Smith is all but ruled out due to a thigh problem, while Tyrone Mings [back] is no closer to a return having been sidelined since September.
Feb 7 - 7:33 AM

Bournemouth kept the good times rolling as Lys Mousset headed home a Jordan Ibe set piece to give Eddie Howe's side a 2-1 win over Stoke City.

The Cherries, who were firmly in the relegation conversation in late December, have turned their season around. The goals are coming from all directions as today's hero underscores. The 21-year-old former LA Harve man had been with the Cherries since 2016 and this was his first goal. Given his young age we will have to see if this was an aberration or the start of and emergence from Mousset. Regardless, it was huge for Bournemouth who are into the top halkf pending the rest of the weekend's results.
Source: Espn.com
Feb 3 - 12:27 PM

Junior Stanislas nets a goal and an assist as the Cherries roll past Chelsea to the tune of a 3-0 scoreline stretching their unbeaten streak to six straight.

Joining Stanislas on the scoresheet was Callum Wilson and Nathan Ake. While the first half of the match was pretty even, the Cherries took flight in the second half. Callum Wilson struck first in the 51st minute as Jordan Ibe continued his own hot form to send him through on goal. Wilson then returned the favor to set up Stanislas in the 64th minute before Stanislas found Nathan Ake unmarked in the box for the final dagger. It was a well-deserved win for the Cherries on the day.
Jan 31 - 4:51 PM

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has said that he will not be looking outside the club to fix his side's defensive woes.

The Cherries have just for clean sheets in 24 outings this season in the PL and haven't shut out their opponents since November. "In terms of the January window, I don’t think we’ll be looking outside to help us," he said. Howe went on to explain that he views his side's leakiness as a consequence of their attacking mindset, which has yielded more goals at a cost: "We worked hard to re-find our goalscoring touch [(at the start of the season when they struggled to score)] and did that maybe at a cost of conceding some goals. But I think it’s a balance which has always served us okay in the past. We have been free-scoring but we have always been a team slightly susceptible to concede. But that’s a better balance for us."
Jan 25 - 7:00 AM

Junior Stanislas returned to the field in Gameweek 24 after overcoming a hamstring injury which had sidelined him since December.

The 28 year-old made an instant impact, providing the ball for Ryan Fraser's goal which gave the Cherries a short-lived 1-0 lead over West Ham, with the game eventually finishing 1-1. Speaking to local Bournemouth outlet the Daily Echo, the English winger was upbeat about the club's chances of beating their ninth place finish of last season: "I think so, we aim to. We’re maybe a win off the top half but only a few points away from the bottom three." Stanislas' underlying stats always tend to point towards him being a good differential in fantasy and his return against The Hammers was no different. After coming on to replace Jordan Ibe on 61' he had 2 shots (more than all his teammates) and a key pass which turned out to be his assist for the goal.
Jan 22 - 9:38 AM

Bournemouth were humiliated by League One club Wigan Athletic as they were eliminated from the FA Cup on a 3-0 scoreline in their Third Round replay.

Bournemouth had fought hard to secure a replay after going two goals down at home in the previous fixture, although they could offer no such heroics this time. Morsy put the hosts ahead after 9 minutes and the Premier League side could not muster a response as Burn and Elder extended that lead. Ryan Fraser went closest in the second half but Wigan's 'keeper was equal to his effort. Eddie Howe was angry in the aftermath of crashing out of the cup to League One opposition for the second consecutive season, knowing well that making eight changes from the side that beat Arsenal at the weekend was not an excuse for such a poor performance: "We underperformed. "Right now it feels tough. When you lose any game, you want your players to feel hurt." The Cherries have now not won an away game since November 4th.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 18 - 5:46 AM

Callum Wilson was the star for Bournemouth as they came back with two late goals to beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.

Bournemouth were assuredly the second best team on the pitch over the first half and the early going in the second half. Arsenal capped their early dominance with a 52nd minute goal from Hector Bellerin who was consistently open down the right flank. After the goal, the Cherries seemed to wake up and it was Callum Wilson who took it upon himself to see his club to victory with a goal to equalize and then an assist to Jordan Ibe who scored the winner in the 74th minute. The win put some much-needed distance between the Cherries and the drop zone.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 14 - 10:32 AM

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook scored a header in injury time to force a replay with Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup.

Bournemouth, playing at home, went 2-0 down in the first-half and had to force their way back into the game from there. First Will Grigg, famed for being on fire, scored in the first few minutes for the Latics. Emerson Hyndman, one of eight changes to the Cherries' line-up, scored an own-goal after Nick Powell's cross deflected off him into his own net to increase the deficit. Eddie Howe brought on Ibe and Pugh at the interval to turn the tide in the game and this proved to be a successful move. Afobe and Steve Cook went close before Ibe's cross culminated in Mousset pulling back on for the PL side. Wigan 'keeper Walton made a succession of saves but couldn't save the day as Cook powered in a header from a Pugh cross in injury time. Bournemouth will know they should never have been dragged to a replay with League One opposition, but that is now the reality for them. Yet another game for a side fatigued after the festive fixtures.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 6 - 1:31 PM

AFC Bournemouth were able to erase two deficits as a late strike from Callum Wilson helped the Cherries grab an away point against Brighton, 2-2.

The result was a fair one, as two sides neck-and-neck in the table looked very even on the pitch today. The Cherries defense conceded an early goal but kept their composure and eventually leveled the score just after half an hour on the clock when Steve Cook scored with a looping header from a Jordan Ibe corner. Once again, the defense was shaken shortly after the break, but the Cherries stayed focused and worked their way to another goal on 78 minutes, when Wilson would score after a scramble for a lose ball in the area. Adam Smith was awarded the assist as Bournemouth grind out their fifth point in three games.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 1 - 9:39 AM

Bournemouth jumped out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win against Everton thanks to a late winner from Ryan Fraser.

The surprise win against in-form Everton saw the Cherries break their nine-match Premier League winless streak and move all the way up into 13th place, showing how tight the race for survival is at the bottom. Fraser started the scoring in the 33rd minute after being played in behind the defense by Joshua King for the lead. Everton answered back after the break with Idrissa Gueye scoring on his return in the 57th minute. But it was Fraser who earned man of the match honors with the game winner in the 89th minute, capitalizing on a deflection from Michael Keane that saw the ball loop over Jordan Pickford for the three points.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 12:02:00 PM


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