[Image] Here’s the predicted 4-4-2 Bournemouth XI to face Norwich – can the Cherries progress?

Predicted Bournemouth line-up to face Norwich City in the League Cup

Bournemouth continued their fine form this season with another thumping 3-0 win against Fulham in the Premier League. Eddie Howe’s men are one of the top-scorers in the division this season and have proven to be a formidable side in the opening stages.

The manager will now turn his attention to the mid-week League Cup clash against Norwich City and the Cherries will definitely aim to get as far as possible.

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Josh King is still out with an ankle injury and will be unavailable for this fixture. Apart from that, Eddie Howe has no real injury concerns at the moment. Changes will definitely be made in order to keep the players fresh.

Probable Bournemouth XI

Manager: Eddie Howe

Formation: 4-4-2

Artur Boruc (GK)

The Polish international will take the place between the sticks for this fixture. He was impressive in the last outing against Blackburn Rovers.

Adam Smith (RB)

Smith’s runs down the flank should pose all sorts of problems for the Canaries.

Simon Francis (CB)

Francis will lead the Cherries from the back. He has shown urgency and awareness in his displays.

Jack Simpson (CB)

The youngster impressed at the back last time out and should return to the line-up for this game.

Tyrone Mings (LB)

Mings should start at left-back and will aim to prove a point.

Junior Stanislas (RM)

Stanislas scored a superb goal in his last start in the League Cup. The midfielder will definitely be aiming to score another.

Lewis Cook (RCM)

Cook will spray the passes and dictate play in the middle of the park.

Jefferson Lerma (LCM)

Lerma has to track back and also drive forward to support the attack. Should start this game.

Jordon Ibe (LM)

The former Liverpool player has failed to make an impact in the Premier League but he was superb in the last League Cup fixture.

Lys Mousset (ST)

Mousset should take the place of Callum Wilson for this game and lead the line.

Read more: 3 goals, 3 assists – Impressive numbers show Bournemouth’s rising star deserves a new contract at the club

Jermaine Defoe (ST)

Defoe could partner Mousset up front and the pair will aim to do some damage together.

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