AFC Bournemouth will be looking to flip their fortunes coming out of this international break, with the aim of climbing out of the relegation zone.
The South Coast side currently sit just two points above Sheffield United at the foot of the table.
Cherries’ manager Andoni Iraola will be working hard throughout the week to come up with a plan to boost their survival hopes, as his side remain winless in the Premier league this season.
Draws against West Ham, Brentford and Chelsea bring Bournemouth’s tally to three points so far this season after eight games.
Bookmakers currently have Bournemouth as the third most likely team to be relegated.
Over half of Bournemouth’s goals have come from Dominic Solanke (4) and David Brooks (2), with the Cherries’ netting only ten this season. Finding goals from other areas of the pitch will be crucial to the clubs’ battle to stay in the Premier League.
Defensive strategy also needs to be tweaked, with Bournemouth conceding 18 goals, sitting behind fellow relegation contenders Burnley and Sheffield United.
Charlie Corn, a 20-year-old Bournemouth fan said: “I’m hopeful we will stay up this season. It’s going to be difficult, but I feel come the end of the season we will be stronger than newly promoted teams such as Luton and Sheffield United
“Getting more goals from around the pitch would be crucial and fixing up that leaky defence is going to be a big issue.
“Whether it’s a new formation or bringing in some new personnel come January, something has to change there. More goals, less conceded – it sounds simple but that’s how you start to win games. Up the Cherries.”
The Cherries’ Welsh trio Chris Mepham, Kiefer Moore and David Brooks have all been selected to represent their country during the international break as well as Ryan Christie (Scotland), Milos Kerkez (Hungary), Illia Zabarnyi (Ukraine), Philip Billing (Denmark), Antoine Semenyo (Ghana) and Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso).