Ake and Lerma to start – Predicted 4-4-2 Bournemouth XI to face Fulham in the Premier League


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Predicted Bournemouth XI to face Fulham in the Premier League

Bournemouth have already surpassed all expectations this season with some scintillating performances. Eddie Howe’s men have shown a lot of character and resilience in the ongoing season and the Cherries sit 6th in the standings.

After an emphatic 4-0 win over Watford a couple of weeks back, the Cherries played out a rather stale 0-0 draw at home against Southampton. However, they will be the strong favourites to overpower a struggling Fulham side on Saturday when they make the trip to the Craven Cottage.

Meanwhile, Fulham have found it tough to keep pace with the other teams in the Premier League, sitting in the relegation zone with only a single win from their first nine outings.

With a place in the top six up for grabs, the Cherries must be looking to bag all three points against the Cottagers who have conceded a dismal 25 goals so far.

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Team News

Bournemouth do not have any injuries or suspensions to worry about for Saturday’s trip to west London. Manager Eddie Howe has been very consistent with his team selection and one would expect him to continue with that policy this weekend as well.

Formation: 4-4-2

Manager: Eddie Howe

Predicted XI

Asmir Begovic (GK)

He has been a reliable presence between the sticks this season, making some key saves to keep his team in the hunt.

Adam Smith (LB)

He has been quite solid at the back and has ventured forward occasionally to support the attack.

Steven Cook (CB)

The Englishman has been in top form in the ongoing season and has established a solid partnership with Nathan Ake in the heart of Bournemouth’s defence.

Nathan Ake (CB)

The Dutchman has put in consistent shifts at the back and has been one of the cornerstones of Bournemouth’s successful season so far.

Simon Francis (LB)

Just like the rest of the defenders, he has been pretty solid and stubborn at the back.

David Brooks (RM)

The Welshman has taken the Premier League by storm since his arrival this summer and Howe will be expecting a lot from him in the coming days.

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Jefferson Lerma (RCM)

He has broken up the play with some important challenges and crucial interceptions and has provided the stability to the midfield.

Lewis Cook (LCM)

The English international has formed a good partnership in central midfield with Lerma, contributing a lot to Bournemouth’s success.

Ryan Fraser (LM)

The Scotsman has provided the impetus to the attack, linking up with Callum Wilson and Joshua King. He has already registered 3 goals and 3 assists and will play an important role on Saturday.

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Joshua King (LS)

He has worked tirelessly in the final third, often drifting to the wide areas to initiate the attacks and has combined very effectively with Callum Wilson.

Callum Wilson (RS)

He has been in red-hot form this season and has already racked up a number of goals and assists.

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