Written by billythekid
After our 0-0 draw in Wales against Swansea and recording two clean sheets in a row away from home it is back to Dean Court for the Cherries with our visitors being Huddersfield Town. Huddersfield won their home Tuesday evening game 2-0 against fellow Yorkshire club Sheffield Wednesday. The last time Huddersfield Town took all three points away from Dean Court was in August 2007. This game will see a small number of fans back at Dean Court, it will be the first time since the Chelsea game in February which had 10,667.
The Huddersfield Town manager is Spaniard Carlos Corberan. Before joining Huddersfield Town in July this year, he had a duel role at Leeds United as first-team coach in their last season’s Championship-winning side; his other role being in charge of Leeds’ Under 23 side. In the Summer amongst their signings, defenders Danny Ward from Cardiff, Pipa from Espanyol, Mahamadou Nabby-Sarr from Charlton. Midfielder Alex Vallejo from Fuenlabrada. Also, they have signed two players on loan.
Town have had a mixed bag of results on their travels this season. Winning against our opponents last Tuesday, Swansea City 1-2 and 0-3 in London against Millwall. They have drawn with Rotherham United 1-1 and Wycombe Wanderers 0-0. Lost against Brentford 3-0, Birmingham City 2-1, Stoke City 4-3 and Cardiff City 3-0. At home, they have W 5, D 1, L 3.
The last time we met Huddersfield at Dean Court was when both teams were in the Premier League. The Cherries won 2-1, our goals were scored by the two players who left our club to move up to the North East in the Summer. At the end of that season, Huddersfield were relegated to the Championship.
In our league games at home against Huddersfield, Town AFCB have W 10, D 8*, L 7. * Including play-off games. In all competitions, AFCB have W 16, D 19*, L 18.
Bournemouth v Huddersfield
AFCB Team News
Diego Rico is suspended for this game having picked up his fifth yellow card against Swansea. According to JT Arnaut Danjuma is training hard and is very close to a return. Josh King missed the Swansea game with a bad back.
AFCB Player To Watch
Lewis Cook had a very good game and his two shots at goal were narrowly off target. He has been looking sharper with each game.
Huddersfield Town Team News
They seem to have problems at centre-back, they now have their captain out after twisting his knee against QPR. Already missing is Tommy Elphick after having cruciate ligament surgery. Another centre-back missing will be Richard Stearman with a hamstring injury. Josh Koroma their leading scorer went off injured on Tuesday against Sheffield Wednesday and had scored three goals in his last four games. Another player going off injured on Tuesday night was Jonathan Hogg, but might feature on Saturday.
Huddersfield Player To Watch
Was going to pick Josh Koroma their left winger who seemed in good form. Isaac Mbenza seems to be showing some form at the moment and had a good game against Sheffield Wednesday. Harry Toffolo has the most assists with five.
Rico being suspended probably answers the formation question, because short of throwing Zemura in we’ll have to go Kelly at left-back in a back 4. Would love to see Zemura come on at some point later in the game though.
My mind turns to the question of Billing. An enigma, but improved lately. If motivated he is very effective, and with Huddersfield being his former club I wonder if his motivation will be piqued? I’d find a way of accommodating him to start with. Though Lerma has to start surely?
Sounds like Danjuma will be ready, fingers crossed.
Smith Mepham Cook Kelly
Brooks Solanke Danjuma
Travers, Simpson, Zemura, Ofoborh, Gosling, Anthony, Stanislas, Riquelme, Surridge – has plenty of creative/attacking options if and when we need later in the game. – Join the conversation, click here.