This weekend we face relegation candidates Bournemouth at home. We have been in great form away from Wembley recently with wins against West Ham and Huddersfield respectively. But the true question is, can we transform our away form into success at Wembley? This weekend is key because after the Bournemouth match we face Real Madrid away on the 18th of October, Liverpool at home on the 23rd and to round off October, we face Manchester United at Old Trafford on the 29th of October, along with a League Cup tie against West Ham.
We are heavy favourites for the clash but I wouldn’t write off Bournemouth too early, despite the fact they are 19th they deserved three points at home against Leicester and went ahead against Everton a week earlier, they also only lost to Man City because of a 91st minute winner by Raheem Sterling.
In terms of team news Danny Rose and Erik Lamela have returned to training but still have a long way to go in terms of recovery before they become contenders for a place in the starting team. Aurier is also back in contention after he sat out the 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town through suspension. Our dynamic midfield duo of Wanyama and Dembele are still unlikely to feature after both sustaining injuries in previous weeks. On the other hand, Bournemouth look set to be boosted by the return of Callum Wilson who has regained his fitness but the likes of Ryan Fraser, Tyrone Mings and Adam Federici remain out injured. Below is my projected starting side.
Aurier Alderweireld Sanchez Vertonghen Davies
My personal prediction is a 3-0 victory with two goals to Kane and one for Dele. I can see us dominating possession and testing Begovic in goal regularly. However, in the league this season we have only scored twice at home from three games so I could also imagine us only scoring one or two but I am confident that our recent from can correspond to a first league win at home for this season.
For the fixture we are also likely to break the 10 year premier league attendance record according to multiple sources. Ticket sales are progressively increasing and that we are closing in on the previous record of 76,098 set by Manchester United when they best Blackburn Rovers 4-1 in the March of 2007.
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