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Looking at Bournemouth

So, Bournemouth on the weekend, a side that scores goals but concedes a lot (more than Huddersfield in fact) - what gives?

They have four key men, all going forward - that won't surprise you. We've highlighted Ryan Fraser (10 assists, 6 goals) he will play on the left and will be giving DeAndre Yedlin a tough time, he'll need the back tracking of Ayoze Perez on that right hand side to help out. The Scottish winger is direct, full of pace and you can see on the stats just how much he has been involved, he's the second highest player in the assists league, one behind Eden Hazard which is incredible. Fraser is a huge weapon on the counter-attack for Bournemouth.

The other three men are England international Callum Wilson, young Welshman David Brooks and Norwegian striker Joshua King - those combined with Fraser, have an incredible 23 assists and 32 goals. We clearly know if we stop these three, Newcastle ought to win the game.

Bournemouth are worryingly for them out of form, the Cherries are just three points in front of the Toon having only one one game (Huddersfield, who are the whipping boys) from the last six, which you can see below, a defeat would mean a switch in position with the Magpies. Personally I believe they have average defenders (except Nathan Ake) and Eddie Howe has changed the goalkeeper by dropping Amir Begovic for Artur Boruc - who I really don't rate and there's mistakes in him. They have problems - let us capitalise on that.


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