A look at Bournemouth ahead of our upcoming quarter-final clash in the Carabao Cup.
The story so far
Bournemouth have experienced a difficult start to the new domestic season, and they currently occupy 16th place in the Premier League, only a single point above the relegation zone.
They’ve failed to win a match in their previous six games in all competitions, failing to score a single goal in three of those fixtures.
Nevertheless, despite the troubles that they’ve incurred in the league, they’ve performed admirably in the league cup this season.
They triumphed in the second round of the competition with a 2-1 victory against Birmingham City. That success has been followed by a 1-0 win against Brighton in the third round, and the Cherries won their round of 16 with a convincing 3-1 triumph against Boro.
While their form insinuates that this should be a relatively simple task for the Blues, it’s dangerous to disregard the unpredictability of the cup.
According to the website Whoscored, Bournemouth’s experienced midfielder, Andrew Surman, has been the Cherries’ best performer this season.
The 31-year-old has made 16 appearances in the league this season, scoring two goals and providing an impressive total of four assists. Because Bournemouth have managed to progress to the latter stages of the competition, it is conceivable that Eddie Howe will opt to field a strong side.
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