Date: 27th January 2018 at 8:25am
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes the bottom of the table in the Premier League this season is very difficult to predict.

The Cherries are currently 12th in the top flight of English football having just passed the half way mark of the season.

AFC Bournemouth are currently 3 points adrift of 9th placed Everton, but are also only 3 points clear of Southampton, who currently occupy the final relegation place.

With 11 sides, from 20th to 10th separated by just six points, the relegation fight is as open as its ever been.

Howe told the Daily Echo

‘It’s difficult to predict. I really do dislike 40 points as a marker.

‘Get to 40 and you are safe? West Ham went down with 42. It’s very dangerous to try to predict or worry yourself with.

‘Every season is different so I don’t think you can look back historically and make too many assumptions.

Last season AFC Bournemouth finished 9th in the Premier League, with a points tally of 46.

At this stage of the season the Cherries were 14th with 26 points, just one more than this season-to-date.

Howe went on to add…

‘For us, our target this season was to beat our points tally from last season and to try to keep improving. It’s going to be tough to do that but I still think it’s possible.

Your Say…

tednphil wrote…

With just 14 games to go there are still 12 teams very much in the mix to be relegated from the PL.

The rules couldn`t be easier. Just chose the 3 Teams you feel will be relegated. For each correct choice that are relegated, you will receive 25 points, thus 75 points is maximum to be won. If your team finishes 17th, then you receive 17 points. Finishing 16th = 16 points and so on.

Closing date is 7.30 pm on Tuesday 30th January, when the first of the next round of fixtures are due to be played.

Best of Luck
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