Three min: Wilson is penalised for tripping Zinchenko and Manchester Town have time to compose themselves and get going. Zinchenko calls for a dab of remedy after an previous collision with Adam Smith resulted in a lower on his face.
1 min: Joshua King robs Kevin de Bruyne 25 yards out and drives against function – and will get a shot away. Ederson gathers very easily however that’s already greater than Bournemouth mustered the final time those aspects met. A good get started via Eddie Howe’s males, running in a 5-4-1.
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The groups trudge out directly to the turf. Steve Cook dinner, the Bournemouth captain, along with his sons Frey and Eden, mascots for the day, leads his group throughout the pre-match handshakes. Candy Caroline is blaring out over the audio system. Right here we pass, then!
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Ten mins till kick-off in Dorset. Any pre-match ideas or emotions? “As a Liverpool fan I used to be hoping that Harry Wilson would get started,” emails Mike MacKenzie. “Do you suppose he has a trail to first group on Liverpool given ages of entrance 3? He’s 22 now while Ben Woodburn is turns 20 in October.” Jürgen Klopp is a large fan however, most likely a bit like Danny Ings, possibly there’ll come a time the place all events come to a decision that it may well be perfect for him to play common soccer clear of Anfield. That there is not any possibility for Bournemouth to make the mortgage transfer everlasting is most likely any other indicator of the affection for him on Merseyside – however there is not any doubting the trouble of displacing Klopp’s tormenting trio.
Pep Guardiola talks. “Away it’s all the time tricky, particularly at first of the season when persons are nonetheless no longer settled,” he says. “Right here it’s all the time tricky, the standard of the opponent, an ordinary English soccer stadium and they’re so speedy up entrance with [Ryan] Fraser, [Joshua] King and [Callum] Wilson.” On David Silva, who’s making his 400th look in a Manchester Town blouse, Guardiola provides: “He must be tremendous proud, and I’m certain he’s.” As for the 27C warmth, Howe says the pitch will likely be sticky however is assured Bournemouth are have compatibility sufficient to manage.
This can be a sizzling day at the south coast, the place Raheem Sterling is having a look to maintain a fantastic goalscoring run. The England world has discovered the web 4 video games in a row and will likely be licking his lips at going through Steve Cook dinner and Chris Mepham, for the reason that the ahead has scored 8 targets (and two assists) in seven video games in opposition to Bournemouth. “Raheem Sterling has executed smartly in opposition to us in fresh seasons, he’s an excellent ability,” says Eddie Howe, the Bournemouth supervisor. “You glance thru their group they usually’ve were given such a lot high quality so we’ll have a number of gamers to stay quiet. A large factor for us would be the crowd. The gamers soar off the gang and we’re truly hopeful of a just right environment to assist us.”
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Pep Guardiola has been having a pre-match chinwag with Sandbanks’ Harry Redknapp, a typical within the stands at his former membership. The Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has additionally been performing some speaking sooner than the principle tournament. “We wish to be on peak of our sport nowadays,” says the flying Scotsman. “We wish to protect smartly but in addition impose ourselves at the sport and play our soccer. It’s going to be a hard sport however one we’re relishing.”
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Workforce information information: Pep Guardiola provides Fernandinho a breather, with İlkay Gündogan changing the Brazilian in that conserving midfield position, whilst Rodri could also be at the bench. David Silva captains Town on his 400th look for the membership. When it comes to Bournemouth, this is a giant afternoon for Nathan Aké, who has been promoted from defence into midfield, with the Dutchman tasked with hoovering up in a Fernandinho-type position. Harry Wilson, who scored on his debut at Aston Villa final weekend, drops to the bench as Chris Mepham returns. Bournemouth’s membership captain, Simon Francis, says: “We will pass available in the market with a fearlessness and assault them, and expectantly get the outcome we would like as a result of it’s the one group lingering there that we nonetheless haven’t taken any issues off of.”
Bournemouth (4-1-4-1): Ramsdale; Smith, Mepham, Cook dinner, Daniels; Aké; King, Lerma, Billing, Fraser; C Wilson
Subs: Boruc, Simpson, Rico, Surman, H Wilson, Ibe, Solanke
Manchester Town (4-1-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Gündogan; B Silva, De Bruyne, D Silva, Sterling; Agüero
Subs: Bravo, Angeliño, Rodri, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Cancelo, Foden
Referee: Andre Marriner
At the receiving finish of 5-1 defeat of their first assembly sooner than 3 4-Zero humblings, one thing needed to exchange and, when Bournemouth close up store final season, it nearly garnered their first issues in opposition to a peerless Manchester Town. Eddie Howe and his group took a number of flak – no photographs, no corners and 17.9% ownership fuelled a number of dialog – however the truth is Bournemouth nearly eked out a valuable and extraordinary level in opposition to the champions. Nonetheless, their timeline in opposition to Town reads 8 suits and 8 defeats, and Guardiola’s aspect lead via an combination rating of 25-3. “We need to use that report to encourage us within the sport,” Howe mentioned. “We attempt and embody those demanding situations and no longer fearfully. We misplaced 3-1 away and the sport right here used to be very tight however we felt we have been aggressive with out appearing our perfect attributes. I’d love to suppose we’re getting nearer however effects will dictate that.”
Town’s VAR-induced draw in opposition to Tottenham final day trip ended a run of 15 successive top-flight victories courting again to January and it’s tricky to envisage them failing to heed victory at the south coast. David Silva is ready to make his 400th look in a Town blouse, whilst John Stones is lacking for the guests. “He is without doubt one of the maximum improbable clever gamers within the small areas,” Guardiola mentioned of Silva. “He is without doubt one of the perfect I’ve ever recognized. It’s no longer simply the standard, he’s an enormous competitor within the coaching suits. As for Bournemouth, who come into the sport at the again of victory at Aston Villa, Howe has a raft of long-term absentees, specifically David Brooks, who joined Town as a seven-year-old boy, however Joshua King and Callum Wilson are in a position to inflicting havoc.
Kick-off: 2pm (BST)