Eddie Howe revealed that Marc Pugh is set to miss the home meeting with Tottenham Hotspur, while Jordon Ibe and Ryan Fraser are also injury concerns. The Cherries boss used Adam Smith on the right side of midfield for the 1-1 draw with Leicester City. Following an improved performance, the Bournemouth manager could stick with the same 4-4-1-1 system – that would make changes unlikely, particularly if Fraser and Ibe are ruled out. Lys Mousset provides cover out wide, while Howe hinted that Jermain Defoe could push for a first start following his ankle injury, potentially putting Callum Wilson’s place in the side at risk. Josh King should continue in the central support role. Alternatively, Howe may consider using a 3-4-2-1, using Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels as wing-backs, with Junior Stanislas moving into a more central attacking midfield spot alongside King. Tyrone Mings remains sidelined.
Cook – Francis – Ake
Smith – Cook – Gosling – Daniels
King – Stanislas