Date: 28th November 2015 at 8:11am
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These two sides meet for their first ever league meeting, with Bournemouth hoping to stall Everton’s growing momentum and climb out the bottom three.

The Cherries haven’t won since a 2-0 victory over Sunderland in mid-September; it is no coincidence that they have failed to pick up three points since Callum Wilson picked up his knee injury.

Eddie Howe’s side passed up a great chance to collect a long-awaited success at Swansea last weekend, as they threw away a 2-0 lead to end with a share of the spoils.

Key for Bournemouth is filling the void left by Wilson up front, which they have so far failed to do in the former Coventry man’s absence. However, Josh King scored his first Premier League goal at the Liberty Stadium last weekend and his partnership with Junior Stanislas looks to have promise.

Everton travel south full of confidence after smashing four past Aston Villa last weekend, and will be confident of adding to their goal tally against their opponent’s vulnerable back four; no team has conceded more than Bournemouth (27) so far this season.

Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley each helped themselves to braces against Villa, and their link-up combined with the craft of Gerard Deulofeu means the Toffees look to be returning to the easy-on-the-eye style with which they were so successful in Roberto Martinez’s first season in charge.

The Merseyside outfit have lost just once on the road this season, and will temporarily leapfrog West Ham in sixth place with a win at the Goldsands Stadium; if they avoid defeat it will ensure they have gone through November unbeaten.

Team News

Artur Boruc is again a doubt for Bournemouth after missing last week’s trip to Swansea through injury, and Tommy Elphick, Max Gradel, Callum Wilson and Tyrone Mings are all long-term absentees.

For the visitors, Leighton Baines could be named in the Everton squad for the first time this season after recovering from injury, Muhamed Besic may also feature but Steven Pienaar, Tony Hibbert and Bryan Oviedo are all still out.

League Position: Bournemouth – 19th (9 pts); Everton – 7th (20 pts)
Last Meeting:
Bournemouth 0-2 Everton (October 7, 1985)
Form: Bournemouth – DLLLLD; Everton – DLLWDW
Key Players: Bournemouth – Harry Arter; Everton – Ross Barkley
Shoot Says: Bournemouth 1-2 Everton

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