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The Cherries against The Toffees

Last updated: February 16, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 5:15pm
Venue: The Vitality Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LLWWD
Away form: LWWWL
Last meeting: 3-3
Competition: The FA Cup

Even though Bournemouth lost their last two Premier League games, The Cherries once again showed their great motivation and gave everything they could to earn something from these matches. They turned things around against Portsmouth in the previous round of The FA Cup. If Bournemouth play the same way against Everton, The Cherries stand a good chance of going through.

Lukaku and Barkley are in very good form and just can’t stop scoring! If you want to keep Everton quiet, your defenders should keep them quiet. West Brom managed to keep a clean sheet and won 1-0 against Everton in the last Premier League round. The Baggies showed Bournemouth what to do against The Toffees!

Bournemouth and Everton finished with a spectacular 3-3 draw at the Vitality Stadium earlier this season. That was the first ever meeting between these two teams. Funes Mori and Romelu Lukaku gave The Toffees a 2-0 advantage, but Smith and Stanislas equalized. Ross Barkley scored for Everton in the 90th minute, but in the very last second Stanislas scored his second of the game and the match ended with a final score of 3-3.


Team News

No new injured players in the Bournemouth squad. Only long-term injured Wilson, Gradel and Mings are unavailable for the match against The Toffees.

The Everton defender John Stones, who has recovered from his hamstring problem, is expected to return to the pitch and play against The Cherries.

Tyias Browning is still suffering from an injury. The defender has recorded 6 appearances in all competitions this season.

Tony Hibbert and Muhamed Besic are still injured for The Toffees. Hibbert is suffering from a knee injury and still hasn’t made a single appearance this season. Did you know that Tony Hibbert has never scored in a competitive match?


Expected line-ups:

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Bournemouth (4-1-4-1): Federici, Daniels, Cook, Smith, Francis, Arter, Ritchie, Surman, Pugh, Gosling, Afobe.
Subs Boruc, Grabban, Iturbe, Distin, O’Kane, Stanislas, King.
Injured: Gradel, Mings, Wilson.
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Everton (4-2-3-1): Robles, Coleman, Baines, Stones, Ramiro Mori, Barry, Cleverley, McCarthy, Barkley, Lennon, Lukaku.
Subs Howard, Oviedo, Kone, Pienaar, Jagielka, Mirallas, Deulofeu.
Injured: Hibbert, Browning, Besic.
Doubtful:
Not available:

Comparison

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Bournemouth this season Everton this season
Eddie Howe Head coach Roberto Martinez
The Premier League Division The Premier League
15 League Position 11
2-1 vs. Portsmouth (away) 4th round result 3-0 vs. Carlisle United (away)
Quarter-finalists (1) Biggest success in The FA Cup Winners (5)
4th round Last campaign in The FA Cup 3rd round replays
King, Murray, Pugh, Tomlin (1) Top scorers in The FA Cup Kone (2)
O’Kane (1) Assist leader in The FA Cup Oviedo (2)
  • Bournemouth have won only three home games this season in The Premier League. The Cherries beat Sunderland 2-0, Manchester United 2-1 and Norwich City 3-0.
  • Everton’s only away defeat this season was against Arsenal (1-2). The Toffees have also recorded four victories and 7 draws.
  • The last and only match between these two teams ended with a 3-3 draw at The Vitality Stadium. It was played on 28th November 2015.
  • Bournemouth won 3 of their last 6 matches in all competitions. The Cherries are lying 15th in The Premier League with 28 points collected.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
28/11/15 The Premier League Bournemouth 3-3 Everton Ramiro Funes Mori 25′