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AFC Bournemouth v Leicester: Can Foxes reclaim third place?

8 Jul 2020
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester

AFC Bournemouth are now six points from safety in 18th place following wins for West Ham United and Watford on Saturday.

Leicester City can climb back above Chelsea into third place after the Blues' defeat at Sheffield United. 

Team news

AFC Bournemouth's Adam Smith is out after suffering a knock, while David Brooks had to come off against Spurs with cramp. Steve Cook (hamstring) is a major doubt.

Ben Chilwell (foot) and James Maddison (hip) are both out for the visitors.

Did you know?

AFC Bournemouth’s clean sheet in their 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur was their first in 17 Premier League matches. They have not kept consecutive shutouts since November 2019, going on a run of three.

The Cherries are currently on their longest winless run in the competition, going nine matches without victory since triumphing 2-1 over Aston Villa in February.

Jamie Vardy has netted three goals in his last two league matches against AFC Bournemouth, including a brace in the reverse fixture in August. 

All three of Leicester’s Premier League away goals against AFC Bournemouth have been scored in the final five minutes of matches, with two of them coming from the penalty spot.

Match officials

Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Simon Long, Neil Davies. Fourth official: Simon Hooper. Replacement official: Mark Pottage. VAR: Craig Pawson. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

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