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HUDDERSFIELD vs BOURNEMOUTH
Here are today’s line-ups folks. Eddie Howe names an unchanged side from last week’s victory over Stoke. Christopher Schindler is fit to start but Laurent Depoitre misses out for Huddersfield.
Huddersfield XI: Lossl, Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Malone, Hogg, Pritchard, Ince, Mooy, van La Parra, Mounie.
Subs: Kongolo, Billing, Sabiri, Coleman, Williams, Quaner, Hefele.
Bournemouth XI: Begovic, Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Fraser, Lewis Cook, Gosling, Daniels, Ibe, Stanislas, Callum Wilson.
Subs: Boruc, Surman, Arter, Adam Smith, King, Mousset, Simpson.
Referee: Michael Oliver
What ungodly hour is this?!
The genius who scheduled this match for midday on a Sunday will hopefully be collecting their P45 on Monday morning.
But I guess I shouldn’t complain.
Bournemouth fans had a very early start this morning as they made the 260-mile journey to Huddersfield.
With the Premier League clash kicking off at noon, the Cherries faithful were forced to travel to the John Smith’s Stadium during the early hours.
The club put on free coaches for supporters with a valid match ticket and allocated six pick-up destinations, starting at Weymouth at 1.45am!
HUDDERSFIELD vs BOURNEMOUTH – PREVIEW
Huddersfield defender Christopher Schindler and striker Laurent Depoitre both face late fitness tests on their injured ankles. Full-back Tommy Smith (concussion) misses out, but Alex Pritchard returns to contention and fellow midfielder Danny Williams has recovered from a dead leg.
Bournemouth could have defenders Adam Smith (thigh) and Steve Cook (hamstring) back in contention. Forward Jermain Defoe remains absent having fractured his right ankle while defender Tyrone Mings continues his recovery from a back problem.
Last season: No corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Huddersfield L L L L L; AFC Bournemouth D W D W W
Top scorers (all competitions): Steve Mounie (Huddersfield) 6; Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth) 8
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)