Having spent the opening two months of the Premier League season struggling for form, the Cherries claimed two wins in three games, with the defeat coming to Chelsea. The hope is the two-week hiatus hasn’t impacted the side’s momentum.
Bournemouth’s last-gasp victory at Newcastle United last time out moved Howe’s side out of the relegation zone. The south coast club are now 17th in the top flight having taken ten points from 11 games this season.
They welcome Huddersfield Town to the Vitality on Saturday and it should be an intriguing clash. The Terriers have surprised many this season, none more so than Manchester United who they beat 2-1, and sit in the top half of the table after 11 matches.
They’re a team who press high and like to attack. On paper it looks a game that should be full of chances of both sides.
Howe will be hoping his side take the majority of them, however, he will have several fitness concerns to deal with.
Joshua King should recover from a back injury to feature but the Cherries are expected to be without Junior Stanislas (groin), Benik Afobe (muscle strain), Brad Smith (hip), Tyrone Mings (back) and Adam Federici (knee).
So Bournemouth will be far from full strength, but who should Howe name in his starting XI?
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