Friday, 27 November 2015

How will Eddie go about getting a win against Everton?

The disappointment of the Newcastle match was soon removed by the point at Swansea but the real test for the Cherries is to win points in back to back games. The importance of the need has been made all the clearer with Sunderland's win at Crystal Palace and while those on the outside may think that AFCB are only going in one direction having dropped another place, the mood in the camp working towards securing another win has never wavered.

Eddie Howe never outwardly says that he worries that much about the opposition but concentrates on his own team and how they are performing. That was made rather evident when he said he did not know who the Cherries were playing in the next few games. I somehow believe that he knows exactly what the fixture list is but does not get hung up on who his players are about to play. It is the analysts at the club that will have done their homework on the opposition and will give Eddie a full brief of Everton's strengths and weaknesses.
The Cherries will be looking to improve their home
form and to get some goals in front of their home crowd.
AFCB will set up to give the Toffees something to think about themselves though. I was impressed with the energy and decision-making in the game at Swansea and that will have to be equally good against Roberto Martinez's team if not better. The midfield battle is going to be a hard now to win in this upcoming game and the Cherries have to keep control there if they are going to keep the ball from Lukaku and Kone up front.

At the end of the day though it will be making Tim Howard have to work in the Everton goal that will determine whether the Cherries get anything out of this game. They'll need to probably get a couple of goals as well as the defence is still not proving strong enough to get clean sheets yet. AFCB can help themselves though in that respect in keeping the fouls down around the box and limiting the amount of corners. In some ways, it would be seen as a big result if the Cherries can just get a draw against a good Everton side and keep a clean sheet. That may seem negative for a home game but if the score is 0-0 or 1-1 after 80 minutes, the Cherries would start to look like a side that can hang on to results and that is something we have not really seen yet. UTCIAD!

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