Eddie Howe’s men were held 2-2 at home against Watford on Saturday, with two corner goals from the away side emphasising AFC Bournemouth’s recent problems within their defence.
The two Watford goals scored by Christian Kabasele and Troy Deeney add to the nine goals conceded by the Cherries in their last three games.
But despite their defensive frailties, Howe can be pleased with the way his team responded to the Watford goals, coming back from behind twice to equalise on both occasions.
“We look to the positives – the team showed great character to come from behind twice.”
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) January 22, 2017
Substitute Benik Afobe netted Bournemouth’s late leveller to continue his recent run of form, having scored two goals in his previous three Premier League games.
The recent surge of goals by Afobe certainly gives the Bournemouth manager some very positive team selection issues for their upcoming games.
Bournemouth have now won just one of their last seven games in all competitions and will look to get back to winning ways when they host a struggling Crystal Palace side next weekend.
Despite their lacklustre form, the Cherries currently sit in 11th place in the Premier League table and are 10 points above the relegation zone.