Mark Hughes’s Stoke City are the visitors to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday as Bournemouth look to immediately bounce back from Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Arsenal.

The reverse fixture was something of a bad memory for Cherries fans as it was the day they lost their main man Callum Wilson to a long-term injury, Eddie Howe’s men also lost the game 2-1.

But five months on and the south coast side have more than recovered from the loss of Wilson with shrewd signings in the January transfer market and go into this game with every chance of turning the tables on City.

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And after back to back 3-0 defeats to Manchester United and Everton respectively and no goals in their last five, boss Eddie Howe will feel as though The Potters could be there for the taking.

No away side has won this clash in their previous 12 meetings, something Howe hopes will continue this weekend.

In terms of injury news, Wilson, Gradel and Mings still remain long-term absentees, with Ryan Shawcross, Marc Wilson, Charlie Adam and Shay Given all missing for the visitors.

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