Picking the Best Potential Bournemouth Lineup to Face Everton on Saturday

​Bournemouth head to Goodison Park on Saturday with back-to-back wins racked up for the first time this season.


The Cherries ended their four match run of defeats with victories over Brighton in the league and Carabao Cup in the space of four days, and will hope to compound Everton's misery by making it three wins from three.


Here's how we think Eddie Howe will line his charges up:

Goalkeeper

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​Despite a shaky start to life on the South coast, Asmir Begovic should continue in goal for the visit to Everton.

Defence

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  • Francis
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​Howe should retain the faith of his first-choice backline this season regardless of whether Steve Cook is fit to feature again or not.


That means Simon Francis and Nathan Ake will continue their budding partnership in the heart of defence, with the duo being flanked by Charlie Daniels and Adam Smith in the full-back positions.

Midfield

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​Harry Arter and Andrew Surman will surely reprise their centre midfield partnership in spite of Dan Gosling pushing for a starting berth.


The duo will hold the fort while the likes of Marc Pugh, Ryan Fraser and Joshua King move forward to support the lone striker as the Cherries attack, although Junior Stanislas may come into contention after overcoming his recent injury problems.

Forwards

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​With Callum Wilson still battling back from his second cruciate knee ligament injury, Jermain Defoe may lead Bournemouth's attacking line against the Toffees.


Howe has the option of introducting the veteran striker from the bench and playing King up top but, with Defoe bagging his first Bournemouth goal last weekend against Brighton, there would be need to drop him with his confidence now up.