Picking the Best Potential Bournemouth Lineup to Face Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday

Bournemouth will face a serious threat to their unbeaten start to the Premier League when they make the journey to London to face Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea.


Eddie Howe's men made things hard for themselves in their last match, giving Everton a two-goal lead before fighting their way back to draw the match. They made ten changes to their side for the 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over MK Dons, meaning their stars should be raring to go this weekend.


The Cherries have looked impressive so far this season, and here's how they might line up against Chelsea on Saturday.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Asmir Begovic (GK) - The Bosnian will be frustrated with his performance against Everton, as he arguably should have done better for both goals. Nevertheless, he will be relishing the test of coming up against his old club.


Simon Francis (RB) - With Adam Smith suspended, 33-year-old Francis will most likely earn his first start of the current campaign, and will line up opposite Eden Hazard. How's that for an easy start?


Steve Cook (CB) - Cook is constantly a key part of Bournemouth's side, providing them with a solid base in defence whilst simultaneously offering a real threat in attack.


Nathan Ake (CB) - The Dutchman managed to score against his former club during Bournemouth's 3-0 victory over Chelsea in January, and will be keen to make a similar impact this weekend.


Charlie Daniels (LB) - Struggled to keep up with the threat of Theo Walcott and Seamus Coleman last weekend, but is a reliable defender who can also create some fantastic chances for his strikers as a result of his impeccable crossing.

2. Midfielders

David Brooks (RM) - Brooks has Jordon Ibe breathing down his neck after Ibe netted during the week, but Brooks has played well enough to earn his spot in the team against Chelsea.


Andrew Surman (CM) - Surman offers the defensive stability which may well be preferred by Eddie Howe on Saturday. He has been the captain of the side this season, and will surely start again this weekend.


Jefferson Lerma (CM) - Bournemouth's record signing was finally deemed ready to make his debut against MK Dons, and Eddie Howe will be keen for Lerma to become a consistent feature in his team. Though unlikely to play the full ninety minutes, Lerma will surely play for the majority of the match.


Ryan Fraser (LM) - Fraser was the only man to keep his position in the squad for the midweek fixture, and rightly so. The Scotsman was excellent against Everton, and will be relied upon for a big performance against Chelsea.

3. Forwards

Josh King (ST) - The 26-year-old netted his first goal of the season from the penalty spot against Everton, and his determination and technical ability has certainly impressed in the three games so far.


Callum Wilson (ST) - Wilson is easily one of Bournemouth's most important players. He has contributed to at least one goal in each of the three games this season, and will be looking to continue his impressive start to the season.