Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Lewis Cook will get a game tonight

Lewis Cook is still waiting for his first Premier League start this season. He is not the only one in Bournemouth's squad in that position, but you wouldn't know it looking on social media last Saturday when the team to face Burnley was announced. Surman was the winner, I suppose, when Dan Gosling was forced out of the team over a calf injury, but the reaction from some fans was rather strong, considering that Surman has been starting games ahead of Lewis Cook so far this season.

Appearances have been hard to come by  for Lewis.
Eddie Howe knows what qualities Lewis Cook has and how well he is playing in training. He should know better than us who is best to play against a Burnley side who propped up the table. While we all want our favourites to start, the season is a long one and players will move in and out of the team.

Come tonight, it is most likely that Lewis Cook will be starting against Blackburn Rovers, and if he can have a good game, he will be in with a chance of getting more game time. While Eddie Howe didn't feel that the performance was deserving of a 4-0 defeat at Burnley, there are obviously things that the team didn't do well and the midfield was part of that.

Having made a change last Saturday though to central midfield, it won't look a settled side at all if Surman or Lerma are dropped in the next league match, unless Dan Gosling is ready to come back. So Lewis Cook may still find himself on the bench against Crystal Palace, and I get the impression that this is more frustrating for the home fans than it may be for Lewis himself, who knows how good he has to be to get into the team as he has done it before.


  1. Cook no doubt has England ambitions and he won't further those if he is not a regular first team player...its no good playing the odd game in the Carabao cup its a regular starting place in the first team that he requires and there appears no reason why he should not be in the first eleven

  2. "He should know better than us who is best to play against a Burnley side who propped up the table".

    Yes, he very absolutely, 100% should! 4-0 says he doesn't!