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AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City

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26 Sep 2017
Jamie Vardy, Leicester City

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter (knock) has been ruled out and a late assessment will be made on Dan Gosling (also knock).

Tyrone Mings (back) and Callum Wilson (knee) remain sidelined, despite the latter closing in on a return.

Vicente Iborra has been passed fit to start for Leicester City after a groin injury but Matty James (Achilles) and Robert Huth (ankle) are both out.

Jamie Vardy (hip) will be assessed.  

Did you know?

AFC Bournemouth are unbeaten in all four Premier League meetings with Leicester City (W1 D3 L0).

Leicester are one of three Premier League sides the Cherries have faced without losing, along with Brighton & Hove Albion (W1 D0 L0) and Swansea City (W3 D1 L0).

This is Leicester's joint-worst start to a PL season (four points from six matches) and AFC Bournemouth's outright worst (three points).

Jamie Vardy has scored three times in six league appearances against the Cherries. His penalty versus them in August 2015 was the first match in his record-breaking run of scoring in 11 consecutive PL matches.

What the managers say

Eddie Howe: "They have a huge counter-attacking threat and Jamie Vardy is essential to that. We’ll be preparing as if he’s going to play."

See: Howe: We'll prepare for Vardy

Craig Shakespeare: "It's a big challenge. They finished ninth last year, they had a great season. Eddie has put a good squad together there now."

See: Vardy injury update

Referee: Graham Scott
Assistants: Andy Garrett, Daniel Cook
Fourth official: Keith Stroud

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