Friday, 24 August 2018

How can you leave anyone out of this Bournemouth team?

Bournemouth have played well in their first two games. They may not have won by lots of goals in those matches, but they need something to aspire to. Having only let in one goal as well, there are a lot of good things happening at Dean Court and with more players chomping at the bit to get involved, Eddie Howe is going to feel the pressure of keeping everyone happy while trying to keep the wins coming in the next few weeks.
Bournemouth have the chance of going unbeaten in August.
When you think that Simon Francis is having to be satisfied with coming on as a sub in the last 20 minutes, it's been quite a change from recent seasons when Bournemouth couldn't win a game without him. Still, Howe has been loyal to players like Surman, Steve Cook and Dan Gosling who are delivering their best to keep their shirts.

But how do players like Lewis Cook and Jefferson Lerma show enough in training to get themselves into the team? I simply think they have to wait until either the team loses or an injury occurs that gives them a chance. But I don't think anyone wants any injuries and with the team playing so well, I'd hope that even the players that are not fully involved are willing the good form to continue. Lerma and Rico did get a run out against Brentford's U21s, but they'll need the Carabao Cup game to really stretch their legs.

Some will say Bournemouth haven't played anyone who are title contenders yet or even top six candidates, but when a team starts winning games and gets on a roll it can be infectious. Bournemouth couldn't have started much better and they'll be relishing the chance to take on a team as big as Everton, in front of their home crowd, knowing that they will create chances to win the game on their current form.

Eddie Howe will surely keep the same team again. The mentality of the group is strong as they showed in their last comeback win, and if they keep winning games early on Howe's job is going to be that much easier this season.

Possible AFCB starting XI
AFCB Subs: Boruc, Mings, Francis, L Cook, Ibe, Mousset, Defoe

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