After the exciting finish against West Ham at Dean Court which finished 3-3, we have Everton visiting Dean Court who themselves produced another end of game thrilling finish in a 3-3 draw in our first season in the Premier League, their manager for that game was Roberto Martinez.
Everton now have Sam Allardyce as their manager and he has made an immediate impact in taking Everton up to 9th position. Everton have won 3 and drawn 3 Premier League games in that time. They have beaten Huddersfield and Swansea and drawn with Chelsea at Goodison Park. Away from home they have beaten Newcastle United and drawn with Liverpool and West Brom. Their last away game ended 0-0 at West Brom and the last home game against Chelsea ended the same. The last time we met Everton at Goodison Park was in September, we lost 2-1.
AFC Bournemouth Team News:
Junior Stanislas, Harry Arter and Andrew Surman all missed the West Ham game through injuries.
Player to watch: Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson, was credited with our equaliser against West Ham (personally from TV playbacks thought ball was already going into the net from Ake`s header). Callum is gradually finding his form and will be an important player for us now as we start the second part of our league season.
Everton Team News:
Wayne Rooney has missed the last two games for Everton due to illness. Expected back for this weekend game. Idrissa Gueye has a hamstring injury. Leighton Baines been out since November with a calf muscle strain.
Player to watch: Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney, given us problems in the past. He has scored in his last three games he played for Everton and is leading scorer with 10 goals and 2 assists. Coincidence or not, Everton haven`t scored while he has been out.
Match Facts & Stats
The Cherries have met one of Sam Allardyce`s teams since we have been in the Premier League. 2015-16 season it was Sunderland in our away game which finished 1-1. 2016-17 it was Crystal Palace at Dean Court we lost 0-2. This time it will be Everton.
In our games against Everton at home we have Won 1, Drawn 1 and Lost 1. In all competitions we have Won 1, Drawn 1 and Lost 7.