Picking the Best Potential Bournemouth Lineup to Face Crystal Palace on Saturday

​Eddie Howe's Bournemouth travel to south London this Saturday to take on a ​Crystal Palace side in a bit of form of late having gone four games unbeaten, as well as also not suffering a home defeat under Roy Hodgson since the 70-year-old's arrival. 

The Cherries are without a win in three themselves and will be hopeful of turning their poor form around with a result at Selhurst Park, although if they suffer defeat to the Eagles, they find themselves just two points ahead of a side who recorded the worst ever start to a ​Premier League season. 

Results need to pick up quickly for ​Bournemouth, or they could be dragged onto the relegation scrapheap. 


  • Begovic

​Asmir Begovic should continue between the sticks as he has done all season. 


  • Francis
  • Cook
  • Aké
  • Daniels

​Simon Francis is expected to deputise for the suspended Adam Smith, who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season last time out. Charlie Daniels will take his place on the opposite side of the pitch, where he will pose a typical attacking threat. 

The centre back pairing of Steve Cook and Nathan Ake should line up together once more looking to shackle the tricky duo of Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke, the latter of which they will need to keep an eye on aerially. 


  • Fraser
  • Surman
  • Arter
  • Stanislas

​Ryan Fraser scored his side's goal in the 'New Forest' derby against ​Southampton last week and his balance and dribbling skills should pose Jeffrey Schlupp some problems. 

Andy Surman and Harry Arter will be tasked with running the game in the middle for the Cherries, where their energy and industry will be well matched by a midfield of Yohan Cabaye, Luka Milivojevic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. 

Junior Stanislas will hope to be his side's creative force down the left hand side. 


  • Wilson
  • King

​These two have pace, and a lot of it. A creaking backline boasting the likes of Joel Ward, Mamadou Sakho, Scott Dann and James Tomkins are not blessed with an abundance of pace, so the game could be won by the pair getting in behind the Eagles. 

Their willingness to run will also pull the Palace defence all over the shop to allow space for teammates to invade; needless to say, the rapidness of King and Wilson may win the game for Eddie Howe.