Report | November 25
1 - 3
|Oliver McBurnie 90||Marcus Tavernier 12, 51|
|Justin Kluivert 45|
|2||Shots on Target||11|
Marcus Tavernier scored the match's first goal for Bournemouth in the 12th minute after being found by Antoine Semenyo. Justin Kluivert then doubled the lead with a goal in the 45th minute. Bournemouth added a third goal before Sheffield United finally got on the scoresheet with an Oliver McBurnie goal, and that was the final as Bournemouth took the win.
Marcus Tavernier continually probed down the flank, getting 7 crosses into the box. Despite the Cherries' victory, the passing game was close as Sheffield United had 400 completed passes while Bournemouth completed 496 passes.
Bournemouth take six points from their last possible six. Meanwhile, Sheffield United's mixed form continues.
|Marcus Tavernier||Justin Kluivert|
|5 shots on target (2nd in the Premier League)||3 shots on target (17th in the Premier League)|
|Scored 2 goals||Drew 1 foul (1st on their team)|
Next up, Sheffield United have a massive game against Burnley on Saturday, December 2nd. While Bournemouth hope to rise to the challenge of a high-flying Villa side on Sunday, December 3rd. Will the Blades improve their form? Can the Cherries make it three wins in a row?
Preview | November 25
Picking up points has been a problem for Sheffield United and they've lost 3 of their last 5 matches. Sheffield United have a low xG (expected goals) and have had few opportunities to score. Their average xG of 0.62 over the last 5 matches has been lowest in the league. James Mcatee might be the man to pull Sheffield United out of their bad run of form. With 6 passes into the box, his creative influence has been clear in recent weeks. Gustavo Hamer will be front and centre in their attempt to prolong success. He has led them this year with 16 shots taken (58th in the EPL).
Due to recent performance, Bournemouth have moved up to 16th in the table. Bournemouth have struggled defensively and they rank 18th for xGA (expected goals against) this season. However, their defence will take confidence in the fact Sheffield United rank 17th in the EPL for goals scored per match. Philip Billing has been in great form defensively. He's won 16 tackles this season which puts him 20th in the EPL.
Sheffield United-Bournemouth Prediction: 0-3
Anything other than an away win for Bournemouth would be surprising. They're too strong in attack and defence.
Did you know? Sheffield United have recorded one win, four losses, and one draw at home this season.
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Report | November 11
2 - 0
|Dominic Solanke 60, 73|
|10||Shots on Target||5|
After being locked in at 0-0 for the first 45 minutes, Dominic Solanke got the opener for Bournemouth in the 60th minute. Then, Dominic Solanke struck again in the 73rd minute, leading Bournemouth to an impressive win over Newcastle.
Lewis Cook posed a threat out wide all game, registering 7 crosses. Neither team had a clear advantage in the passing game. Bournemouth completed 428 passes while Newcastle completed 475 passes.
Bournemouth bag a win. Meanwhile, Newcastle's mixed form continues.
|Scored 2 goals||Earned a clean sheet|
|1 blocked shot (1st in the game)||Saved 5 shots|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 25th. Bournemouth meet fellow table toppers Sheffield United for a crucial clash, while Newcastle take on Chelsea at St James' Park. Can the Cherries win again? Will the Magpies improve their form?
Report | November 4
6 - 1
|Jeremy Doku 30||Luis Sinisterra 74|
|Bernardo Silva 33, 83|
|Manuel Akanji 37|
|Phil Foden 64|
|Nathan Aké 88|
|8||Shots on Target||1|
This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Jeremy Doku began the scoring for Man City in the 30th minute after a set up by Rodri. Following the opening goal, Man City proceeded to add on 5 more goals, compared to Bournemouth's 1 as Man City took the three points.
Julián Álvarez and Kyle Walker posed a threat out wide all game, registering 5 crosses. Bournemouth's Philip Billing only registered 19 touches in a frustrating game for the midfielder. City's technical superiority contributed to their win as they completed 356 more passes than the Cherries.
Man City extend their winning streak. Meanwhile, Bournemouth's mixed form continues.
|Jeremy Doku||Bernardo Silva|
|Assisted 4 goals||Scored 2 goals|
|Scored 1 goal||2 crosses (4th on their team)|
Next up, Man City meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 12th. While Bournemouth meet Newcastle at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, November 11th. Can City keep their great form going? Will the Cherries improve their form?
Report | October 28
2 - 1
|Antoine Semenyo 22||Charlie Taylor 11|
|Philip Billing 76|
|6||Shots on Target||3|
Charlie Taylor got Burnley off to a flyer with an early goal after a set up by Dara O'Shea. After going down 1-0, Antoine Semenyo retaliated in the 22nd minute. Philip Billing then completed the comeback with a tiebreaking score in the 76th minute as Bournemouth took the win.
Marcus Tavernier had a field day, registering 12 crosses. Neither team had a clear advantage in the passing game. Bournemouth completed 371 passes while Burnley completed 467 passes.
Bournemouth finally get a win. Meanwhile, Burnley come away with yet another loss.
|Marcus Tavernier||Charlie Taylor|
|12 crosses (7th in the Premier League)||Scored 1 goal|
|3 corners won||1 blocked shot (1st in the game)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 4th. Bournemouth face the daunting prospect of high-flying Man City, while Burnley take on Palace at Turf Moor. Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Cherries? Will the Clarets halt their terrible form?
Report | October 21
1 - 2
|Dominic Solanke 17||Matheus Cunha 47|
|Saša Kalajdžić 88|
|4||Shots on Target||7|
Dominic Solanke began the scoring for Bournemouth in the 17th minute following an assist by Philip Billing. Wolves' Matheus Cunha then responded with a tying goal in the 47th minute. Saša Kalajdžić then netted an 88th minute strike to give Wolves the win.
Craig Dawson and Max Kilman each racked up 3 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Cherries. Wolves completed 287 more passes than the Cherries, controlling the ball throughout and enabling them to take the win.
Wolves are back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Bournemouth's woeful losing run continues.
|Matheus Cunha||Dominic Solanke|
|4 shots on target (3rd in the Premier League)||Scored 1 goal|
|3 corners won||1 blocked shot (1st in the game)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, October 28th. Bournemouth have a massive game against Burnley, while Wolves meet Newcastle at Molineux Stadium. Will the Cherries halt their terrible form? Can Wolves win again?
Report | October 7
3 - 0
|James Garner 8|
|Jack Harrison 37|
|Abdoulaye Doucouré 60|
|8||Shots on Target||4|
James Garner got Everton off to a great start with an eighth minute score. Jack Harrison added another to put Everton 2-0 up after 37th minutes. Abdoulaye Doucouré put the match away with a third in the 60th minute, and Bournemouth were shutout as Everton secured a comfortable win.
Dwight McNeil posed a threat out wide all game, registering 10 crosses. Dango Ouattara couldn't get the service for Bournemouth and was left isolated for large periods, he only touched the ball 19 times. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Everton had 388 completed passes while Bournemouth completed 423 passes.
Everton get back in the win column. Meanwhile, it's more misery for Bournemouth as they lose again.
|Jack Harrison||James Garner|
|3 blocked shots (5th in the Premier League)||Scored 1 goal|
|Drew 4 fouls (12th in the Premier League)||5 crosses (2nd on their team)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, October 21st. Everton are at Anfield for a clash against old rivals Liverpool, while Bournemouth take on Wolves at Vitality Stadium. Can the Toffees win again? Will the Cherries halt their terrible form?
Nickname: The Cherries
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (Capacity 11,379)
Manager: Andoni Iraola (ESP)
Last Season: 15th
Bournemouth were the favorites to go down last season but a remarkable turnaround under Gary O’Neil transformed the Cherries’ fortunes and they confirmed their Premier League status with a couple of games to spare. Despite surpassing all expectations, O’Neil was surprisingly sacked at the start of summer and there are big question marks whether new boss Andoni Iraola can continue O’Neil’s good work.
Billing’s box-to-box presence played a big role in keeping the Cherries up last season. But the Dane is equally skilled in a deep lying playmaker role or as a second striker. His versatility at both ends of the pitch will be invaluable for Andoni Iraola as the new Manager attempts to implement a new, high-risk and high-reward style of play.
Following a successful loan spell at the Cherries, Bournemouth secured the services of the talented Ivory Coast international permanently in the summer. The 23-year-old has played more than 100 appearances in Serie A and his attacking prowess will be much-needed for a Bournemouth side who struggled to find the back of the net last season.
Bournemouth were hammered in this fixture last season as David Moyes’ side ran out 4-0 winners at the Vitality. The Cherries conceded the most goals in the league last season, so they’ll be hoping to be defensively stronger in the season opener.
The summer sacking of Gary O’Neil sent shockwaves down the South Coast and if Andoni Iraola fails to get off to a good start, the pressure will heighten. The departure of talisman Jefferson Lerma will be a big loss and despite having the worst defensive record in the league, the Cherries have failed to strengthen at the back.
Will the appointment of Andoni Iraola prove a masterstroke, or will the Cherries regret parting company with Gary O’Neil?
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Did you know? Bournemouth conceded 21 goals from set pieces last season (five more than second-worst Nottingham Forest).
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