Despite the disappointing result against Southampton at Dean Court at the weekend, AFC Bournemouth have started the 2018/19 Premier League campaign in exceptional form.
The Cherries finished Saturday’s round of games still in 6th place in the top tier of English football, still ahead of giants Manchester United and 12 points clear of the relegation zone.
Part of that success to-date has been AFC Bournemouth’s attacking intent with 16 goals in 9 games. An average of 1.8 goals per game.
However, 10 of those goals have come via the strike partnership of Joshua King and Callum Wilson, with the support from winger Ryan Fraser.
Both King and Wilson have gone through goal droughts in the past and at some stage, like all strikers in the Premier League, they will struggle at some point during the campaign.
But with Jermain Defoe and Lys Mousset waiting in the wings, AFC Bournemouth will be well placed to mix and match according to the former England international.
AFC Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe told the Daily Echo…
“…I keep telling (Lys Mousset) he could be whatever he wants to be. He could have a season where he is unbelievable. He is so strong, he can finish and I think it’s a big year for him…”
“…Callum (Wilson) has been here for years. He’s a goalscorer and a natural number nine, similar to myself.
“Josh (King) will score goals. He had that season where he scored 16 goals and he can play as a nine, 10 or out wide.
“When you have other players who can score goals – not that it’s less pressure for you – but if you go through a spell during the season where you haven’t scored, there are other players that will and it’s good for the team. You can still win games.”
Always felt that Mousset was like Ibe, just with the added advantage of an ability to learn and improve. Both naturally gifted and primarily instinctive players who need honing and helping in order to achieve their full potential. – Join the conversation, click here.