Friday, 9 August 2019

The Cherries have to stop an excited Sheffield Utd

It will be a debut season for Chris Wilder in the Premier League and he brings his Sheffield United back to the Premier League for the first time since 2006-07. The Yorkshire club has been preparing with an active transfer window that has seen seven players arrive and 12 moving out of the club.
What has Lys Mousset got in store for AFCB on Saturday?
For Bournemouth fans, the player that will be most anxiously watched will be Lys Mousset who joined the Blades in July. He has had a on/off record at Bournemouth, but never really managed to hold down a place for more than a couple of games, and while we know he has a fearsome shot on him, his endeavour and busy style will also be very evident as he tries to prove that he should have been given a better chance at Bournemouth.

Sheffield have also brought in the experience of Phil Jagielka rather like the way Bournemouth picked Sylvain Distin up from Everton in their first Premier League season. Other players include Luke Freeman from QPR who is a striker, along with Oliver McBurnie another striker that cost £17m from Swansea City, Ravel Morrison from Ostersunds - who used to play for West Ham in midfield, Ben Osborn who signed from Nottingham Forest and Callum Robinson a striker from Preston North End who scored 12 goals last season in the Championship.

Chris Wilder has gone for goals with midfielders and strikers his target, but there are no new defenders or goalkeepers at the club. Sheffield United fans might be very happy just to survive in the Premier League this season, but every game needs to be fought for so they will come to Bournemouth knowing that if they can get something against the Cherries it will be the first step towards their season's ambition.

They have a difficult task though. The omens might not be in their favour with Bournemouth having seen three of the four teams it has played in its first game of the season be relegated with only Man Utd surviving the fixture jinks. Bournemouth lost three games to each of the new Premier League teams last season and it is a statistic that could have landed the club in more trouble if it had not made the good start the club did. We now need to get behind Bournemouth to see that they make a good start against this very excited Sheffield United team.

In other news, Cherry Chimes took part in Easy Odds' Premier League season review.

Cherry Chimes also contributed to Sky Sports' review of the top 20 decisions that fans would like VAR to review from past seasons.

  1. Liverpool - Vincent Kompany is only yellow carded after a lunge at Mo Salah. Manchester City win the game and the title. (3 January 2019)                 

  1. Arsenal - Wayne Rooney wins a penalty for Manchester United and Arsenal are denied a 50th game unbeaten. (24 October 2004)
  2. Liverpool - Raheem Sterling's goal is ruled offside against Manchester City. Liverpool lose 2-1. (26 December 2013)

  1. Manchester United - Didier Drogba scores the winner in a 2-1 win over United. But was Drogba in an offside position? (3 April 2010)     
  2. Manchester United - Johnny Evans is sent off against Manchester City and United go on to lose 6-1. United then lose the title on goal difference. Should Evans have been sent off? (23 October 2011)
  3. Tottenham Hotspur - Tottenham were winning 2-0 when Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo won a penalty. United went on to win the game 5-2, but did this turn the game and was there contact? (25 April 2009)   
  4. Manchester City - Ashley Young brings down Sergio Aguero in the Manchester derby but no penalty is given. Manchester Utd win the game and City must wait to win the title. (7 April 2018)  
  5. Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-1 with a last-minute goal from Kalou. Replays suggest it was offside? (30 April 2011)
  6. Aston Villa - Ryan Fredricks stamps on Jack Grealish but the referee takes no action. Villa go on to lose the game 1-0. (Play-Off Final - 26 May 2018)
  7. Bournemouth - Charlie Daniels is 'karate kicked' by Eric Bailly but no penalty was awarded. Lukaku the scores a fourth for United that looks offside. (December 2018)
  8. Manchester City - Willy Boly's goal for Wolves means City take just a point from the game. Was it handball? (25 August 2018)
  9. West Ham United - Sadio Mane's goal meant that Liverpool escaped the London Stadium with a draw. But was James Milner offside in the build-up? (4 February 2019)
  10. Aston Villa - Nemanja Vidic concedes a 5th minute penalty which Villa score, but Vidic is not sent off. (League Cup Final - 28 February 2010)
  11. Sheffield United - Liverpool are awarded a penalty which allows them to share the points. Replays show there may not have been any contact. (19 August 2006)
  12. Bournemouth - Tyrone Mings is sent off for an alleged stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (4 March 2017)
  13. Burnley - Arsenal are awarded a stoppage time penalty, which they score to win the game. But was there an offside in the build-up? (January 2017)
  14. Norwich - Andy Johnson wins and scores a penalty for Crystal Palace. Was it a dive? Norwich are relegated just weeks later. (16 April 2005)
  15. Norwich - Cameron Jerome's spectacular overhead kick against Crystal Palace was ruled out for a high foot. Should it have been? (8 August 2015)
  16. Sheffield United - Luton Shelton latched on to a through-ball and Manchester United's Gabriel Heinze's only cause of action was to scythe him down. Replays suggest that he got nothing on the ball. (17 April 2007)
  17. Burnley - David Dunn scores a stoppage time winner for Blackburn. But was it offside and should it have been given? (28 March 2010)

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