Following on from the international break, Eddie Howe believes it’s really important to get back to winning ways.
AFC Bournemouth took on the SAS throughout the international break to try and change training sessions up ahead of this weekend’s clash against Leicester.
Eddie Howe was reluctant to say too much besides the fact that staff also took part and that they lost inevitably.
Howe wary of tactically tough game
Next up is another home clash against previous title holders Leicester who have been known to be tricky opponents.
Of the six Premier League matches played against the Foxes, five of them have been draws. Eddie Howe had this to say:
“The games against Leicester in my opinion have always been very entertaining games”
“It’s two good teams going against each other, they’re tactically really interesting to play against.”
“They’ve changed under Claude Puel, traditionally they were very counter attacking, now they’re very possession based with a counter attack threat still in there.”
The Cherries have an exceptional home form
AFC Bournemouth have only lost 2 of their last 12 home matches and despite having a positive start to the season it’s too early to be satisfied.
“We’ve had a really good start at the Vitality Stadium this year, four points from two games and we’d love to make that more”
“Every game is vital and we want to get the home crowd behind us”
“We do know these early games are massively important as they do shape our season, so fingers crossed we can give our best performance.”
Eddie Howe said that: “Junior won’t be available for this game but he is certainly making the right progress”
“Carl Taylor has come back to training, but then we’ve got worries with Ryan Fraser and Charlie Daniels. Apart from that we’re at full strength.”
Kick-off is at the Vitality Stadium at 3pm this Saturday 14th September.
Our own Head of Sport, Dan Davis, will be at the ground to give you live updates across the afternoon.