The season hasn’t started well down on the South Coast. However, in Eddie Howe, Bournemouth have one of the brightest young managers in the Premier League and there is a belief he can turn around their slow start.
Losing 3-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates is nothing to be disgraced about, but the Cherries now sit 19th, without a point and with just one goal in four games.
In the latest episode of Team Whispers we are down at the Vitality Stadium to take a closer look at the situation Bournemouth find themselves in.
Summer signing Nathan Aké, after a decent start, hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations that surround becoming the club’s record transfer, but the 22-year-old Dutch defender can still play a major role at the club.
We look at who should partner Josh King in Howe’s attack. Jermain Defoe arrived from Sunderland in the summer, but has failed to find the net in two starts and we ask the England international if he new boss has explain his role in the squad.
Howe explains his move to playing three at the back and we discuss the merits of playing both 3-5-2 and 4-4-2, plus a look at how FWTV believes the Cherries will line up for the next crucial set of fixtures.