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Bournemouth face Javi Gracia’s Watford FC at the Vicarage Road on Saturday, as the Premier League returns to action after a two-week hiatus.
The Cherries are placed 10th in the league standings, having accrued 36 points from 31 fixtures. They come into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over bottom-placed West Bromwich Albion and have lost just two in their last six games in the league. Manager Eddie Howe will be hoping to further strengthen their chances of a top-half finish by winning against the Hornets.
Having recovered from a knee trouble, the former Chelsea shot-stopper Asmir Begovic should line up between the sticks on Saturday.
With both Adam Smith and Simon Francis sidelined, Scottish international Ryan Fraser should fill in at right-back for the Cherries.
In central defence, 26-year-old Steve Cook will start on Saturday. He’ll have to deal with the threat of Troy Deeney.
Partnering Cook at the back will be club record signing and former Chelsea starlet Nathan Ake. The 23-year old hasn’t missed a single league game this term and that is unlikely to change.
At left-back, it will be 31-year old Charlie Daniels. Has a goal and 2 assists in 28 league games this season and will be keen on boosting those numbers.
Jordon Ibe (RW)
The 22-year-old former Liverpool man was on target for the Cherries in the win over West Brom. He will want to put in a similar display against the Hornets.
The Englishman has established himself as the first-choice in the centre of the park for the Cherries. A definite starter.
The second midfield slot is likely to be taken up by Dan Gosling, who should make his 22nd Premier League appearance of the season.
On the left flank, it should be former England youth international Junior Stanislas. He’s contributed 5 goals and 2 assists in 18 PL appearances this term.
Operating behind the main striker for the Cherries against Watford will be star man Joshua King. The Norwegian will have a major role to play if his side are to come out on top.
Spearheading the attack for Eddie Howe’s side at the Vicarage Road should be Callum Wilson. The 26-year-old has 8 goals this term and will be hoping to add to his tally on Saturday.