West Ham were brought back down to earth last week when visiting Leicester walked away from Upton Park with three points in their pocket.
The defeat meant that the Hammers have only won two of their last eight league home games and a similar score line here will well and truly extinguish the euphoria surrounding the opening day win at Arsenal.
Mauro Zarate, one of the scorers from the victory at the Emirates, will miss this clash as well as the next three weeks after injuring his hamstring in training.
Modibo Maiga could come into the side for the Argentine forward but goalkeeper Adrian will also be unavailable after his red card last week meaning Darren Randolph will get his first Premier League start.
There have been rumours that the Irish keeper could soon be leaving Upton Park despite only joining in the summer. A good performance from him is needed if he is to secure his future at the club, although he did concede 12 goals against Bournemouth in only two games while at Birmingham last year.
Bournemouth are still licking their wounds after being on the end of two controversial decisions in their narrow defeat at Liverpool.
There is also a worry that the south coast side have lacked a killer instinct in front of goal which could cause Eddie Howe to drop Joshua King in favour of Lee Tomlin.
Tyrone Mings and Sylvain Distin await their debuts but there is little chance of any change in a defence that has looked pretty solid. The good news for Howe is that Shaun MacDonald and Christian Atsu are both fit and available.
Despite not picking up a point yet Bournemouth have averaged more possession than the opposition in their two games this season with Andrew Surman looking impressive in midfield.
League Position: West Ham – 8th, 3pts; Bournemouth – 19th, 0pts
Last Meeting: West Ham 2-0 Bournemouth, October 1999
Form: West Ham – WL; Bournemouth – LL
Key Men: West Ham – Diafra Sakho; Bournemouth – Callum Wilson
Shoot says: West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth