Bournemouth will be looking to bounce back with a crucial three points against Stoke this Saturday after being on the receiving end of an unfortunate 2-0 defeat to Arsenal last weekend.
The Cherries will be seeing Stoke as a good opportunity to get back to winning ways after the Potters’ poor run of form, capped with two recent 3-0 defeats to Manchester United and Everton respectively.
Here is how the Cherries are likely to line up.
Boruc will look to claim his sixth clean sheet of the season as he faces a tough Stoke strike-force.
Smith will keep his place at right-back but will be faced with the tough task of managing the dangerous Marko Arnautovic.
Francis will captain the side and be looking to deal with the physical presence of Joselu throughout the game.
Cook will partner Francis in the heart of defence and hope to make an impression against a physical Stoke side.
Daniels will also be faced with a big task of keeping Xherdan Shaqiri of Stoke at bay on Saturday, but will hope to have a good game at left-back.
After an impressive run of form in recent rimes, it would be harsh to drop Gosling.
Arter is one of the first names on the team sheet and is looking in pole position to start.
Surman has been an unsung hero for Bournemouth this season and will be in line to start against Stoke.
Ritchie has been excellent for Bournemouth this season and is always a threat; a certainty to start, for me.
It is looking likely that after gradually easing Iturbe into the English game, Eddie Howe is set to give the winger a start against Stoke.
Afobe is another certainty to start after an excellent start to life on the south coast.
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