Report | September 30
0 - 4
|Bukayo Saka 17|
|Martin Ødegaard 44 [PK]|
|Kai Havertz 53 [PK]|
|Ben White 90|
|1||Shots on Target||8|
Bukayo Saka scored the match's first goal for Arsenal in the 17th minute. Martin Ødegaard then doubled the lead with a goal in the 44th minute. Arsenal added to their tally with two more goals to ensure a comfortable win.
Declan Rice put on a passing masterclass, completing 57 of his 62 attempted passes. Bournemouth's Justin Kluivert needed more support from his teammates in a game to forget, he only touched the ball 13 times. The Gunners' passing prowess was on show as they completed 541 passes over the course of the game compared to the Cherries' 385.
Arsenal get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Bournemouth will hope this isn't the start of a losing streak.
|Martin Ødegaard||Ben White|
|1 penalty won||Earned a clean sheet|
|Assisted 1 goal||4 tackles won|
Next up, Bournemouth meet Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, October 7th. While Arsenal take on Man City at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, October 8th. Will the Cherries get out of this rough patch? Can the Gunners win again?
Preview | September 30
After a recent run of uninspiring performances and poor results, Bournemouth need points quickly if they're to move up the table. Bournemouth have struggled to stamp their authority on matches in recent weeks. They've averaged fewer shots and less possession than their opponents over the last 5 matches. Following recent struggles, Bournemouth will rely on Max Aarons' creativity for success in this match. With 9 passes into the box, he ranks 29th in the EPL.
Arsenal look to keep momentum here, as they are unbeaten in their last 6 games. Goal chances have been frequent, their last 5 matches average xG (expected goals) of 1.79 has been 6th highest in the league over that span. Bukayo Saka will be looking to keep up his fantastic distribution numbers after recording 21 passes into the box in his last 5.
Bournemouth-Arsenal Prediction: 1-4
All things considered, it looks possible that Arsenal could turn up and run riot here unless Bournemouth can come out the gates fast.
Did you know? Arsenal travelled to the Vitality Stadium to play Bournemouth in 2022 and won 3-0. That remains the most goals the Cherries have conceded to the Gunners at home in the Premier League.
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Report | September 24
Brighton & Hove Albion
3 - 1
|Milos Kerkez 45 [OG]||Dominic Solanke 25|
|Kaoru Mitoma 46, 77|
|4||Shots on Target||4|
Dominic Solanke began the scoring for Bournemouth in the 25th minute after a set up by Ryan Christie. Milos Kerkez then netted an own goal in the 45th minute. With the game tied, Brighton continued their scoring with goals in the 46th and 77th that proved to be the difference, as Brighton came back from their initial deficit to defeat Bournemouth.
Billy Gilmour posed a threat out wide all game, registering 6 crosses. The Seagulls moved the ball about nicely to take the win, completing 200 more passes than their opponents.
Brighton's fine form continues. Meanwhile, Bournemouth's quest for three points continues.
|Kaoru Mitoma||Joël Veltman|
|Scored 2 goals||5 tackles won|
|1 corner won||Drew 4 fouls (8th in the Premier League)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, September 30th. Brighton meet Villa at Villa Park, while Bournemouth take on Arsenal at Vitality Stadium. Can the Seagulls keep their great form going? Will the Cherries put this disappointment behind them?
Report | September 2
2 - 2
|Mathias Jensen 7||Dominic Solanke 30|
|Bryan Mbeumo 90||David Brooks 77|
|7||Shots on Target||5|
Mathias Jensen scored the match's first goal for Brentford in the seventh minute. Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke responded with a tying goal in the 30th minute. With the match tied at 1-1, Bournemouth's David Brooks broke the tie with a 77th minute strike. However, they weren't able to hold on as Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo netted a leveller in the 90th to secure each team one point.
Bryan Mbeumo posed a threat out wide all game, registering 10 crosses. For Bournemouth, Milos Kerkez posed a threat out wide, recording 3 crosses. The Bees' passing game will give them reason to be confident in their next game, clocking up 484 completed passes. The Cherries only managed 312.
Back-to-back draws for Brentford. Meanwhile, Bournemouth end their streak of defeats.
|Bryan Mbeumo||Dominic Solanke|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|10 crosses (8th in the Premier League)||1 cross (4th on their team)|
Both squads play next on Sunday, September 17th. Brentford take on Newcastle at St James' Park, while Bournemouth take on Chelsea at Vitality Stadium. Can the Bees make it three consecutive draws? Will the Cherries continue to make strides?
Report | August 26
0 - 2
|James Maddison 17|
|Dejan Kulusevski 63|
|3||Shots on Target||6|
James Maddison got the opener for Tottenham in the 17th minute after being found by Pape Matar Sarr. Tottenham's Dejan Kulusevski added another in the 63rd minute, and there was nothing between the teams for the remainder, resulting in a 2-0 win.
James Maddison was relentless, getting 5 crosses into the opposition box. For Bournemouth, Milos Kerkez was a frequent offender, committing 5 fouls. Spurs won the midfield battle, completing 540 passes compared to the Cherries' 389.
Tottenham take six points from their last possible six. Meanwhile, Bournemouth have now taken 0 points from a possible 6.
|James Maddison||Guglielmo Vicario|
|Drew 5 fouls (2nd in the Premier League)||Earned a clean sheet|
|Scored 1 goal||Saved 3 shots|
Both squads play next on Saturday, September 2nd. Bournemouth meet Brentford at Brentford Community Stadium, while Tottenham meet Burnley at Turf Moor. Will the Cherries get out of this rough patch? Can Spurs make it three wins in a row?
Report | August 19
3 - 1
|Luis Díaz 27||Antoine Semenyo 3|
|Mohamed Salah 36|
|Diogo Jota 62|
Antoine Semenyo opened the scoring early for Bournemouth in the third minute after being assisted by Dominic Solanke. After going down 1-0, Luis Díaz retaliated in the 27th minute. Mohamed Salah then completed the comeback from the early deficit with a tiebreaking score in the 36th minute. Diogo Jota netted one more for Liverpool in the 62nd which cemented their victory.
Trent Alexander-Arnold posed a threat out wide all game, registering 8 crosses. The Reds passed the ball about with ease, completing 262 more passes than the Cherries and taking all three points home.
Liverpool take the three points. Meanwhile, Bournemouth's mixed form continues.
|Diogo Jota||Mohamed Salah|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
Next up, Liverpool have a crucial game against Newcastle on Sunday, August 27th. While Bournemouth take on Tottenham at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, August 26th. Can the Reds win again? Will the Cherries improve their form?
Report | August 12
1 - 1
West Ham United
|Dominic Solanke 82||Jarrod Bowen 51|
After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Jarrod Bowen scored for West Ham in the 51st minute. Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke responded with an equalizer in the 82nd minute, and nobody could find a late winner.
The threat came from out wide, with Joe Rothwell and David Brooks registering 7 crosses. For West Ham, Vladimir Coufal racked up 3 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Cherries. Spoils were shared at 90 minutes, but the Cherries showed their superiority on the ball by completing 216 more passes than the Hammers.
Bournemouth start off with a draw. Meanwhile, West Ham earn their first point.
|Dominic Solanke||Jarrod Bowen|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|2 corners won (1st in the game)||3 blocked shots (1st in the game)|
Next up, Bournemouth face the challenge of a table-topping Liverpool on Saturday, August 19th. While West Ham take on Chelsea at London Stadium on Sunday, August 20th. Can the Cherries improve their form? Will the Hammers earn a victory?
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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