Bournemouth v Newcastle: Premier League – live | Premier League
Those teams: Andoni Iraola makes three changes to the side that got hammered by Manchester City last weekend. Lewis Cook returns from suspension, while Marcos Senesi and Justin Kluivert also come into the side. Chris Mepham and Milos Kerkez drop to the bench, while Alex Scott is out with a knee injury.
As feared by Newcastle fans, Callum Wilson misses out with a hamstring injury and will be replaced by Joe Willock. Lewis Hall comes in for the injured Dan Burn at left-back, while the 17-year-old midfielder Lewis Miley makes his first start in the Premier League in what is only his third senior appearance for the club. Hats off to him.
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Bournemouth: Neto, Cook, Kelly, Senesi, Zabarnyi, Aarons, Christie, Tavernier, Kluivert, Semenyo, Solanke.
Subs: Travers, Kerkez, Mepham, Brooks, Rothwell, Ouattara, Smith, Sinisterra, Traore.
Newcastle United: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Joelinton, Gordon, Hall, Almiron, Willock, Longstaff, Miley.
Subs: Dubravka, Gillespie, Dummett, Ritchie, Krafth, Livramento, Diallo, Murphy, Parkinson.
Eddie Howe takes a severely depleted suqad to his old stomping ground, with the list of players unavailable to him through injury or suspension running into double figures. Sandro Tonali remains suspended for illegal betting activites, while – deep breath – Jacob Murphy, Dan Burn, Harvey Barnes, Elliot Anderson, Sven Botman, Bruno Guimaraes, Alexander Isak, Matt Targett and Javier Manquillo are all sidelined through injury. Callum Wilson’s participation in today’s game is also in doubt and the striker’s fitness is being assessed.
Bournemouth have plenty of injury problems of their own, having lost Alex Scott to a knee injury just four games into his return from a long lay-off recovering from from a problem with his other knee. His fellow summer signing Tyler Adams is also sidelined with a troublesome thigh injury that will keep him out for another three or four months. The American has made just one appearance for Bournemouth so far this season. Emiliano Hansen and Norberto Neto are also out.
Newcastle make the long trip to Bournemouth for the Eddie Howe derby, with their manager bringing a threadbare squad decimated by injury and suspension to take on his struggling former club. In the relegation zone, Bournemouth come into this game on the back of a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City, while their visitors will be hoping to bounce back from their midweek Champions League defeat in Dortmund.
Newcastle beat Arsenal in their most recent Premier League outing, with Anthony Gordon scoring a contentious winner that sent Mikel Arteta into an apoplectic funk. Another win today would move Newcastle up to fifth ahead of tomorrow’s busy top flight schedule but given the number of key players they are missing, they are inlikely to have it all their own way. Kick-off at the Vitality Stadium is at 5.30pm (GMT) but we’ll have plenty of team news and build-up in the meantime.