Bournemouth: 3 ways they could line up in the Premier League this season

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If you told the Bournemouth faithful ten years ago that in 2018, they would be sitting sixth in the Premier League after two games, above Manchester United and Arsenal, they would have snapped your hand off. 


Yes, it is only two games but Eddie Howe and his staff have done a fantastic job on the South Coast and deserve all the plaudits they are receiving. 

Comfortably pushing aside Cardiff City before coming back to beat West Ham 2-1 on their own soil, Bournemouth have given themselves a solid foundation upon which to build going into the new season.

The summer transfer window saw Bournemouth bring in just three new signings which could have been deemed a cause for concern before the season. 

However, after the victory over West Ham on Saturday, Howe insisted he holds great faith in many of his players. 

"We pride ourselves on the fact we have been loyal to players who have deserved to be here. They have earned it. We have continuity and that helps us how we play."

Howe has started the same team in his first two outings and is likely to stick with the same system when they host Everton on Saturday. If it's not broken, don't fix it.

Here are three potential lineups that could suit Eddie Howe this season: