Aston Villa vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa can finally be put out of their misery and see their relegation confirmed this weekend, which sees them take to the field against a Bournemouth side that is hoping to hit back from successive heavy defeats. After claiming victory away to the Cherries on the opening day of the season, only two more have followed for Aston Villa and two managers have departed, so for most of the season it has been a case of when rather than if their inevitable demotion to the second tier will be rubber…

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Tottenham vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

With no more cup distractions, Tottenham will now be focusing all of their efforts on trying to make up the gap to the top of the Premier League, beginning at home to in-form Bournemouth on Sunday. It was quite obvious from his team selections that manager Mauricio Pochettino saw the Europa League as little more than an unnecessary distraction as Spurs were well beaten 5-1 on aggregate by a far superior Borussia Dortmund. However, there are few sides better than them domestically at present as they continue to fight for…

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Bournemouth vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Two clubs that have made huge strides towards achieving Premier League safety of late come together to fight for three more priceless points at the Vitality Stadium, as Bournemouth take on Swansea City. Although they were up against a Newcastle United side that offered very little in opposition, Bournemouth’s performance in their 3-1 win on Tyneside was one of a comfortable, established top-flight outfit. Exuding confidence, Eddie Howe’s men produced a show of fine free-flowing football that was backed up by a cutting edge as Josh King looked dangerous throughout,…

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Worst Premier League signings XI: Cursed defender lines up alongside £36m Man United striker

The closure of the transfer window means that every manager in the Premier League has now got to press on with the squad at his disposal knowing that until January, he can make no changes and no additions. Perhaps it is the pressure of whether to stick or twist with the squad that has forced some managers to make some pretty dreadful and uninspiring signings in the hope that they can help their new club achieve their aspirations. Here is the XI we believe will not be able to deliver…

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AWKWARD! Bournemouth new boy Max Gradel says he wants to sign for Chelsea at unveiling

It’s never a good sign when your new signing name drops another club in their first press conference. But that’s exactly what Bournemouth new boy Max Gradel did when he some to the press for the first time since signing on from French club Saint Etienne this week. However, it also seems like Gradel has got confused somewhere along the line. After the news had broken, Mourinho used Gradel as an example to show how strong the Premier League has become, and said that even a promoted side like Bournemouth…

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