Bournemouth have started to recover from their awful start to this season. Eddie Howe’s men have been dealt a blow as they lost their opening four matches. However, The Cherries regained their confidence with back to back wins over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League and Carabao Cup respectively.
The Cherries will now travel to Merseyside to take on Everton in this weekend. His side had to rub shoulders with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City in this initial phase which could be a boon in disguise for them in the latter half the campaign.
This particular fixture hasn’t been kind to them as they have lost the previous four meetings and in this process, have conceded a whopping 16 goals. But the present scenario is different as the Toffees are yet to settle themselves in the Premier League and this could be the best chance for the Cherries to topple them.
Predicted 4-4-2 Bournemouth Starting Lineup Against Everton
Asmir Begovic hasn’t had a good outing in the Cherries goal and would like to improve on his performance. The Bosnian international has been the preferred choice for the gaffer and is expected to continue his stride.
Steve Cook has been the most consistent performers for the Cherries and will be unleashed in this important match. He returned from injury recently and had a full ninety minutes in the last match in the Carabao Cup.
Simon Francis is likely to hold a place in the backline alongside him. Charlie Daniels is the automatic choice in the left back position while Adam Smith will lead the charge from the right side.
Andrew Surman will have to start from where he left. Given Everton’s attacking threat, he needs to be calm and quiet when it comes to his decision-making.
Harry Arter will be in his usual position, He will try to win balls and take control of the midfield.
Everton’s defence got exposed a number of times this season and Howe would like to make use of that. Jordan Ibe has the pace and flair to get past the Toffees defence and the former Liverpool winger will try to attack from the initial phase of the match.
Ryan Fraser will start his operations from the opposite flank. Jermain Defoe got his first goal in the last Premier League match and will be hoping to continue his form.
Josh King will be his partner up front. Here is how thy might line up: