COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
A Bournemouth 4-2-3-1 containing the attacking trio of Callum Wilson, Jordan Ibe and Junior Stanislas will smash Tottenham at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Cherries are on the back of a 6-1 mauling of Hull last weekend, while Tottenham have struggled to a 0-0 draw and a 1-1 stalemate in their last two fixtures against Bayer Leverkusen and West Brom respectively.
Spurs are also missing in form goal machine Harry Kane and star centre-back Toby Alderweireld with Danny Rose’s fitness also in doubt for the Saturday afternoon clash.
It is likely that Vincent Janssen, who is currently struggling in England will step in for Kane, while Eric Dier and Ben Davies will move into the back four depending on the seriousness of Rose’s injury.
The Dorset-based club will be looking to take advantage of a makeshift Tottenham back four and Eddie Howe’s high energy set-up will provide the north London outfit with many questions.
Howe will always set-up his side to attack no matter the opposition and the attacking quartet of Jack Wilshere, Ibe, Stanislas and Wilson will be sure to pose a threat to any side.
Arsenal’s on loan midfielder Wilshere will also be keen to impress against the Gunners’ fierce rivals with his own hatred for the White Hart Lane outfit well documented.
Full-back duo Brad Smith and former Tottenham youth graduate Charlie Daniels also like to bomb forward and they could double up against Walker and Rose, or Davies with all three full-backs having questions over their head regarding their defending abilities in the past.
Tottenham ran out big 5-1 and 3-0 wins over Bournemouth in the last campaign and they remain the only unbeaten side left in the Premier League after eight matches.
However, they are likely to face a different side on Saturday with the Cherries now having spent a season in the top flight and sitting in 11th place in the Premier League.