The Cherries make the trip up to Lancashire after a resounding 4-2 victory over Leicester City last Saturday. Scottish Winger, Ryan Fraser was at the heart of all of the South Coasts sides good work and will look to carry on this outstanding form when they face the Clarets on Saturday.
As for Burnley it’s been a poor start to the season. After the delirium of reaching Europe for the first time in 51 years, the Lancashire outfit have been unable to replicate the form that got them to an impressive 7th place finish last term. The Clarets have looked devoid of confidence so far this season especially against Wolves last time out in which the 1-0 score line flattered them when it could’ve been many more for the West Midlanders. Their only point so far this season came against Southampton on the opening day of the season in a game in which they showed signs of last seasons form. However, since then it has been a downward spiral and many put this down to their Europa League exploits. Now out of the European competition they will look to turn things around on Saturday when Bournemouth visit Turf Moor.
Opposition player to look out for – Joe Hart
Arguably Burnleys player of the season so far. The former England goalkeeper has been showing signs of his old self especially last weekend when he pulled off a number of outstanding saves to keep the score down for the Clarets.
Burnley – Nick Pope & Robbie Brady remain long term absentees for Burnley while Ben Gibson is also likely to miss out with a groin injury.
Likely Line up – Joe Hart; Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Aaron Lennon, Jack Cork, Jeff Hendrick, Johann Gudmundsson; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes
Bournemouth – Junior Stanislas may return to the substitutes bench against his former club after recovering from a serious knee injury. Charlie Daniels is likely to miss out however
Likely Line-up – Asmir Begovic; Adam Smith, Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Diego Rico; David Brooks, Jefferson Lerma, Dan Gosling, Ryan Fraser; Callum Wilson, Josh King
Score Prediction- Burnley 1-2 Bournemouth
After the Cherries impressive start to the campaign. I feel they will have too much attacking prowess for the Lancashire outfit come Saturday afternoon.