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Bournemouth vs Manchester United: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview – football news

Manchester United make the trip to the south coast on Saturday to face Bournemouth as they attempt to gather momentum and climb up the Premier League table.

Jose Mourinho’s side will arrive at the Vitality Stadium looking up at the Cherries, who are three points ahead of them in sixth place after a strong start to the season.

However, they will be buoyed by their recent 2-1 win against Everton and eager to continue that form in order to improve their standing ahead of their Champions League clash with Juventus next week.

Indeed, a derby clash against Pep Guardiola follows the meeting with Juve, so they can begin to bolster their confidence by securing a positive result.

Game Bournemouth vs Manchester United
Date Saturday, October 3
Time 12:30pm GMT / 8:30am ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN / UNIVERSO fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed online via the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 1 BT Sport app

Squads & Team News


Position Bournemouth squad
Goalkeepers Boruc, Begovic, Ramsdale, Travers
Defenders Francis, Ake, S. Cook, Daniels, Smith, Rico, Mings, Simpson
Midfielders Gosling, Surman, Pugh, Lerma, Ibe, L. Cook, Stanislas, Brooks, Fraser, Dobre, Ofoborh, Taylor
Forwards Mousset, Wilson, King, Defoe

Howe is expected to have a full squad to choose from, with no fresh injury or suspension concerns to worry about. The Cherries will look to the likes of Josh King and Callum Wilson, who have nine league goals between them, for inspiration.

Potential Bournemouth XI: Begovic; Ake, Francis, S. Cook; Daniels, Smith, L. Cook, Lerma, Brooks, Fraser; Wilson.

Position Manchester United squad
Goalkeepers De Gea, Grant, Romero
Defenders Rojo, Smalling, Lindelof, Jones, Bailly, Young, Dalot, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian
Midfielders Pogba, Mata, Matic, McTominay, Herrera, Lingard, Pereira, Fred, Fellaini, Gomes, Hamilton
Forwards Sanchez, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Chong, Bohui

Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Marcos Rojo are expected to be in contention, but concerns linger over the availability of Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones, Scott McTominay and Diogo Dalot.

Romelu Lukaku started the 2-1 win over Everton on the bench and will hope to have done enough to convince Mourinho to return him to the starting XI.

Potential Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Smalling, Lindelof, Young; Matic, Pogba, Fred, Mata, Martial; Lukaku.


Betting & Match Odds


Manchester United are 21/20 favourites to win the match according to bet365. Hosts Bournemouth, meanwhile, are considered 11/4 bets to come out on top and a draw is also available at 11/4.

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Bournemouth captain Simon Francis suggested that Bournemouth could be considered favourites going into their clash against Manchester United and he might have a point.

The Cherries are above the Red Devils in the table and have put together a six-game unbeaten run in all competitions, with five wins and a draw. United, on the other hand, have been worryingly inconsistent.

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With just 10 games played in the league, Mourinho’s men have dropped points against Chelsea, Wolves, Brighton, West Ham and Tottenham this season already, while they were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup.

Erratic results on the pitch have been matched by the apparent disharmony off it too, with players such as Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez all butting heads with the their boss.

United are approaching a critical juncture in their campaign and the outcome of their game against Bournemouth could well have a profound knock-on effect, with Juventus and Manchester City to come next.

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‘Ream was right to criticize team’ – Fulham boss Jokanovic backs defender’s comments – football news

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic says he has no problem with Tim Ream’s recent comments accusing his team-mates of not showing enough desire.

The club currently sit 18th in the Premier League with just five points through the first nine games of the campaign.

Widely tipped to be the most prepared of the newly-promoted teams, Fulham are currently below both Wolves and Cardiff in the table following a six-match league winless run.

The most recent defeat, a 4-2 loss to Cardiff, prompted criticism from the American defender: “There are not enough guys who want it, who want to fight for each other, for themselves, for the club.”

Having spent £100million on 12 new players this summer, Fulham deserve to be criticized, Jokanovic said, and the players have a right to voice their frustrations.

“I interpreted it and understand because I am talking with Tim Ream,” said Jokanovic.

“He made some honest analysis about our situation. He’s a great example of a professional player. He’s always professional, always working well, honest, and my interpretation is that he’s not happy with himself and not happy with everything that’s happening around him.

“The message he wanted to send was ‘Come on, lads, we must do better, we must push harder, on the players’ side, on the staff’s side, for all the sides, for finding improvement’. I’m not interpreting his words as negative. I understand. 

“I don’t have any problem because, as I explained, I interpreted it and understood his words as a positive message.”

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Fulham have the worst defensive record in Europe’s top five divisions, having conceded 25 goals so far this season.

Next up for the club is a match with Bournemouth before a clash with Manchester City in the League Cup.

 

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Defoe: I won’t rule out a return to MLS – football news

Jermain Defoe has refused to rule out a return to MLS after seeing his game time at Bournemouth has been reduced this season.

The England striker previously moved to Canada with Toronto FC in 2014 when he endured a fruitful spell in scoring 11 goals in 19 MLS appearances. 

His stay in MLS was short-lived, however, as he found himself back in the Premier League just a year later when he moved to Sunderland in a swap deal involving Jozy Altidore.

The league has since gone from strength to strength with the emergence of new teams such as NYCFC and Orlando City with even more big-name stars moving across the Atlantic such as Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The standard of football impressed Defoe and the 36-year-old has said he would not rule out a return to North America.

“I definitely wouldn’t rule it out because when I was there, I enjoyed it,” he told ESPN FC. “I enjoyed going to different places, places I’d never been before.

“But even when I was there, each team we played, I always felt like there were a few players that could probably go on and play at some level in Europe.

“I think the standard is improving. I think when David Beckham went there, it [the standard] was probably nowhere near what it is now.

“It’s definitely a league that’s improving. I watch the games and there are some quality teams and all the stadiums are full now.”

Aged 31 when he originally moved over to MLS, Defoe feels like he made the switch too early in his career but he enjoyed his short stay at Toronto.

“I think maybe [I went to the MLS too soon],” Defoe said. “It just made sense at the time because it was a good deal for both parties.

“For me going to another league, a new challenge, a club that had massive changes … I knew the manager, Toronto is an amazing city and I looked at it and thought, David Beckham went there, Robbie Keane went there, other players.

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“I thought this could be good, a new chapter in my life. And, to be honest, I enjoyed it.

“My first game was against Seattle away. We left on the Thursday night, played on the Saturday, came back on the Sunday.

“That was strange. Five hours for one game, but there were something like 50,000 people at the first game, so it was like, ‘wow, this is different’. But it was good.”

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Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview – football news

Bournemouth welcome Crystal Palace to the Vitality Stadium on Monday evening as they attempt to bounce back from their 4-0 defeat to Burnley last week. 

The Cherries have earned themselves 10 points so far this season following a three-game unbeaten run at the start of their 2018-19 Premier League campaign. However, following away defeats at Chelsea and Burnley, either side of a home win over Leicester, Eddie Howe’s side will be looking for three points which would move them up to at least seventh in the table.

Crystal Palace are just three points behind Bournemouth and are also looking for a return to winning ways following their goalless draw against Newcastle last weekend. 

Game Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
Date Monday, October 1
Time 8pm BST / 3pm EDT

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US),  the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), Monday night’s fixture can be watched on Sky Sports Main Event and live streamed via Sky Go. 

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Main Event  Sky Go

Squads & Team News


Position Bournemouth squad
Goalkeepers Boruc, Ramsdale, Begovic, Travers
Defenders Francis, S. Cook, Ake, Daniels, A. Smith, Rico, Mings, Simpson
Midfielders Gosling, Surman, Pugh, Lerma, Ibe, L. Cook, Stanislas, Brooks, Fraser, Dobre, Ofoborh
Forwards Mousset, Wilson, King, Defoe

Bournemouth have a few doubtful players including Charlie Daniels, Dan Gosling and Diego Rico all just returning from injuries. 

Potential Bournemouth XI: Begovic; Smith, Ake, S. Cook, Rico; Brooks, Lerma, Gosling, Fraser; King; Wilson.

Position Crystal Palace squad
Goalkeepers Speroni, Hennessey, Guaita
Defenders Ward, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Dann, Sakho, Schlupp, Souare, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly
Midfielders Milivojevic, Meyer, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Williams, Kaikai, Puncheon, Riedewald
Forwards Sorloth, Zaha, Ayew, Benteke, Wickham

Roy Hodgson has confirmed that both Jairo Riedewald and Christian Benteke are out injured. Wilfried Zaha is available to play despite suffering a back spasm last week.

Potential Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Meyer; Townsend, Zaha


Betting & Match Odds


Home side Bournemouth are favourites to win the game, with bet365 pricing them at 13/10. If you fancy Palace to win you can get odds of 23/10. A draw, meanwhile, is available at 5/2.

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Match Preview


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Bournemouth will be hoping the game against Palace will be a chance to redeem themselves and return to the form that saw them start the season by rocketing up the Premier League table.

The Cherries won their last game 3-2 against Blackburn Rovers last Tuesday, securing a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup and will be looking for another victory against the Eagles to improve their league standing.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace also progressed to the fourth round of the cup competition after a 3-0 win over West Brom following a 0-0 draw at home to Newcastle that extended their struggles to win at home.

Eagles manager Hodgson spoke about Bournemouth’s game against Burnley and believes that they are still going to be a tough side to face. 

“From what I understand from the Burnley game, it was one of those where they weren’t exactly outplayed and thrashed 4-0, but they conceded goals at the wrong time and the rest of the game was a pretty even affair,” Hodgson said ahead of Monday night’s game. 

“But they took their chances and, if you don’t, you end up looking like you have been totally and utterly outplayed. But I understand that wasn’t the case and it was a pretty even game up there and Bournemouth played well enough but were on the end of a bad result.

“We know how good they are and, in particular, we know how good they are at home and we are preparing for a tough test, a very tough test.”

Bournemouth manager Howe has been complimentary of Eagles forward Zaha and believes Palace have a lot of good players.

“Zaha is a player that we need to be aware of, but they’ve also got excellent midfielders with a lot of experience, so we’ve got to manage it well,” Howe said during his pre-match press conference.

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“Yes, he is an outstanding player and did well against us in the two games last year, we found him difficult to deal with. From our perspective that is something we will look to improve.

“There are a lot of areas that they manage very well, but of course we have good players the other way.”

Both fixtures last season between the two sides resulted in a 2-2 draw. 

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Crystal Palace more than Wilfried Zaha, says Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe – football news

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has disclosed that Crystal Palace have more dreadful players than Wilfried Zaha ahead of their league meeting on Monday.

The forward has been an important player for the Selhurst Park outfit who are yet to win a league game in his absence since September 2016.

Zaha scored a goal at the Vitality Stadium last term and played key roles when both teams settled for 2-2 draws in their last two Premier League outings.

“He is an outstanding player. He did well against us in the two games last year, we found him difficult to deal with,” Howe was quoted by SkySports.

“From our prospective that is something we will look to improve. As I would say with any team it is not just him.

“Yes we need to deal with, be aware of and you have Andros Townsend on the other wing who has had a good start to the season.

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“When [Christian] Benteke plays he is a focal point for them, they have got excellent midfielders, a lot of experience.

“So there are a lot of areas that they manage very well. But of course we have good players the other way. We know if we are at the top of our game we are a match for anyone.”

Zaha could return to Palace’s starting XI on Monday after he was rested in Tuesday’s League Cup win over West Bromwich Albion

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Hazard: Chelsea ready to battle Man City, Liverpool and Spurs for title – football news

Eden Hazard says Chelsea are targeting the Premier League title after he helped them to a fourth straight victory by netting the second goal against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Bournemouth held firm for much of the match but substitute Pedro proved the difference in the 72nd by making it 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Hazard then adding a second after a one-two with Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea’s perfect start has surprised many, including manager Maurizio Sarri, who thought it might take up to three months to implement his new footballing philosophy at the club. Sarri has stopped short in calling his side title contenders but Hazard was less shy as he heads into the international break.

“Of course, in the end we want to compete for the first three places,” Hazard told reporters at Stamford Bridge. “We want to be champions at the end although we know it will be hard because Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are very strong. So we will see at the end, but we want to be at the top.”

“We can improve [on the Bournemouth game], of course. Today we didn’t concede a goal – that’s a good point. We scored two, maybe we should have scored more – like always. I think we can move the ball quicker – in the first we were a bit slower. We can improve. We have the confidence. 

“We have the international break now. We can rest a bit some players. We have a lot of hard games when we get back.”

Hazard has two goals and two assists in his first four games under Sarri, which is made even more impressive by the fact that he only started in two of them due to a late return from this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

There is a new found positivity at Chelsea, as Sarri relaxes some of the rules and eases the tension in the dressing room that was present in the final year of Antonio Conte’s reign at the club.

The change of boss seems to be helping several players bounce back from last season, where Chelsea finished fifth in the Premier League. Hazard is enjoying the new style of football and thinks that keeping possession is the major shift from an attacking point of view.

“I think the big change is that we try to keep the ball more often,” he added. “So that’s why we have more of the ball, we create more chances, we are scoring goals. But it’s only four games now with the new manager – so we will see at the end of the season.

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“It is so simple we just need to play quicker, to move forward quicker – the manager doesn’t like us to just keep the ball at the back. He wants the ball to keep moving forward, so we are trying to do this in training, so we can do it when we have a game.”

The change, according to Hazard, may be why Chelsea has seen success scoring late this season. 

“I think this is the Premier League where every game is hard, we just need to not go forward too quickly. You just need to keep the ball, like I said before, we like to keep the ball now and then near the end of the game, maybe the opponent is tired.

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“Maybe that’s why we are scoring late in the games. We did it at Newcastle, Bournemouth, Arsenal, so, yeah, we just need to be patient. When we have the ball we create chances and then at the end, if we need to score goal, we have to score.

“When you play for Chelsea, at the end of the game the most important thing is to win the game. We are just focused on that. We want to play a good game, keep the ball all the time, press high – because the manager also wants us to press high when we lose they ball.

“We just want to win games.”

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‘Kepa has all the attributes to be a top goalkeeper’ – Azpilicueta backs Chelsea stopper to continue improving – football news

Cesar Azpilicueta is happy that Chelsea brought in Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Club for £71 million ($92m) as he believes his new team-mate can become a ‘top goalkeeper.’

The 23 year old has been thrown in at the deep end by Maurizio Sarri, starting each of Chelsea’s first four Premier League games after being signed to replaced Thibaut Courtois.

His latest display against Bournemouth led to his second clean sheet in a Chelsea shirt, with Azpilicueta helping his compatriot to settle quickly at Stamford Bridge. The defender has been impressed by Arrizabalaga’s attributes and has tipped him to become one of the best in the world.

“He’s a young goalkeeper, a top man, and I know him very well from the national team,” Azpilicueta told Chelsea’s match day programme. “He is very talented and has a great personality and I think the only way he can go is up.

“He will keep on improving, he has a lot of his career ahead of him and I was very happy when he signed here because he can give a lot to this team. He can play with his feet, he can manage and control the defensive line and he is very agile and mobile on the line, so I think he has all the attributes to be a top goalkeeper.”

Sarri will soon decide who will become his Chelsea captain, as Gary Cahill is not currently an automatic starter for the Blues. Azpilicueta has captained Chelsea in each of Sarri’s games, with Cahill not even making the match day squads.

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Azpilicueta admits that captaining the side is something that he is proud of, especially after reaching 200 Premier League games with Chelsea. 

“I am really proud to wear the captain’s armband and to lead the team,” Azpilicueta added. “I always try to help my team-mates and the club, but I’m more happy about it when we win the games at the end.

“It’s true that to have the armband is something I am really proud of, but I always try to do my work as well as possible.”

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Sarri backs ‘clever and intelligent’ Bournemouth boss Howe to go far – football news

When Eddie Howe strides out to take his place in the away dugout at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will need no introduction to his Bournemouth counterpart.

As he crafted a reputation as one of the brightest coaches in the English game in the early years of his career, Howe sought then-Empoli boss Sarri’s advice on how to get an underdog punching above their weight.

The Italian was initially a little perplexed but the two stayed in touch and Bournemouth played out a 2-2 draw with Sarri’s Napoli in a pre-season friendly last year.

“I asked him, ‘why Empoli?’ and he told me he was studying all the little clubs in Italy and France at the time and he was impressed with Empoli,” Sarri explained.

“Yes, I was surprised. I knew that Bournemouth, in this period, were winning the Championship. I didn’t know him or the players, but I knew the situation.

“When I was 40 [Howe’s age] I was with a non-professional team [Tegoleto] in Italy’s Serie D. I’m not surprised that Eddie has got to where he has because he’s very clever and very intelligent.

“I think he is ready. He is 40, but he is ready. Probably, when I was 40, I wasn’t ready.”

The 59-year-old Sarri has since exchanged occasional messages with Howe, whose Bournemouth have seven points from a possible nine this term.

They could present a stern challenge to Chelsea’s 100 per cent record – especially in light of their 3-0 win in west London last season.

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“I didn’t see the match, so I don’t know,” Sarri said, apparently in no mood for bad omens.

“But, as I said before, they are a dangerous team. In the defensive phase, they are very organised. If they have the possibility to have space, they are very dangerous on the counter-attack.

“They attack the space very well in the right time, so they are very dangerous. If you don’t play very well, with a high level of attention, it’s easy to lose games against them.”

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