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

Bournemouth face a tough away trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City on Saturday. The Cherries are currently on a three game losing streak and face a tall order if they want to pick up some points.


They sit eighth in the league having missed out on some opportunities for points recently, but will be quietly confident with City missing a few key players. 


Eddie Howe's side have looked comfortable against some of the Premier League's 'big six' and they will want to prove they are no easy walkover.


Here's a look at how Bournemouth might line up:

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Asmir Begovic (GK) - Begovic has been solid between the sticks this season having played every single game.


Simon Francis (RB) - The Bournemouth captain has been with the side since their time in League one. He will have a tricky job on his hands defending against Riyahd Mahrez.


Steve Cook (CB) - Cook has the experience and know-how at the back, he will be a vocal leader alongside centre back partner Nathan Ake.


Nathan Ake (CB) - Cook and Ake have forged an excellent partnership at centre back as they compliment each other well with their physicality and pace. 


Charlie Daniels (LB) - Daniels has been consistent as ever up and down the left flank. He scored a memorable goal against City at the Vitality Stadium last season.

2. Midfielders

David Brooks (RM) - The youngster is a new face at Bournemouth this season, but he offers a useful supply to strike partners Josh King and Callum Wilson with his creativity and skill.


Lewis Cook (CM) - Cook may play a slightly deeper role on Saturday because of Jefferson Lerma's suspension. He will be tasked with creating from deep.


Dan Gosling (CM) - Gosling will likely come in for the suspended Jefferson Lerma. He doesn't quite offer the same physicality but is a technically gifted midfielder.


Ryan Fraser (LM) - The Scotsman has been in excellent form this season and has been one of the stars behind Bournemouth's attacking force.


Josh King (CAM) - King will rotate between playing behind Wilson and alongside him up front. The two link up well and are often interchangeable in their style.

1. Forward

Callum Wilson (ST) - Wilson has had a remarkable start to the season and has earned himself an England cap and goal. He will be fully focused on stopping the Premier League leaders and will look to expose City's John Stones and Aymeric Laporte with his pace.