Bournemouth vs Wolves Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

??Bournemouth host Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday, with both teams sniffing around the Europa League places in ninth and eighth respectively.

The Cherries are having a typically good season, but results continue to be up and down week after week. One minute they’re beating Manchester United, the next they’re losing to Newcastle.

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Wolves, on the other hand, are on a good run of form after starting the season in poor fashion, having failed to adapt to the cut and thrust of European football.

Here is 90min’s preview of the ?game.


Where to Watch

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When Is Kick Off? Saturday 23 November
What Time Is Kick Off? 15:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Dean Court
TV Channel/Live Stream? BBC Sport Final Score/BT Sport Score
Referee? Simon Hooper

Team News

Bournemouth have a number of injury problems, with David Brooks, Andrew Surman, Charlie Daniels and Junior Stanislas all still out.

The bad news keeps coming for the Cherries with Josh King set to to miss the game, while Lloyd Kelly is also a doubt.?

Joshua King

For ?Wolves, it is unclear whether the in-form Adama Traore will be fit for the game after picking up a hamstring injury, while Morgan Gibbs-White is also doubtful. Willy Boly is also still out, having had surgery recently.


Predicted Lineups

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Bournemouth Ramsdale; Smith, S.Cook, Ake, Rico; Wilson, L.Cook, Biling, Fraser; Solanke, Wilson.
Wolves Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jony; Neto, Jimenez, Jota.

Head to Head Record

The two sides have only played against each other 13 times, with the Cherries winning six while Wolves have won just four.

The teams have played each other just twice in the Premier League, with Wolves currently unbeaten in those games, picking up one win and one draw.

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The last time the sides met was back in February, ?with penalties from King and Raul Jimenez meaning the game ended in a 1-1 draw.


Recent Form

Ruben Neves

?Bournemouth are coming off the back of a loss, but their last few games have been a mixed bag of results. Eddie Howe will be demanding some more consistency from his side. 

Wolves, on the other hand, have just lost once in their last 12 games, and are going through a mini-revival as they surge up the table.

Here are both sides’ recent results:

Bournemouth Wolves
Newcastle 2-1 Bournemouth (9/11) Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa (10/11)
Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United (2/11) Wolves 1-0 Slovan Bratislava (7/11)
Watford 0-0 Bournemouth (26/10) Arsenal 1-1 Wolves (2/11)
Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich (19/10) Aston Villa 2-1 Wolves (30/10)
Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth (6/10) Newcastle 1-1 Wolves (27/10)

Prediction

Eddie Howe

?As seen by their league positions, both teams are pretty evenly matched. However, Wolves probably do have a little more quality than their opposition, but the Cherries’ home advantage could cancel that out. As a result, a draw seems likely between the two sides.

Prediction: Bournemouth 2-2 Wolves

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Lucas Torreira Refuses to Be Drawn on Transfer Speculation But Leaves Door Open to Arsenal Exit

?Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has insisted he cannot talk about his future as he does not want to disrespect the Gunners, but left the door open to a potential move away during the January transfer window.

Torreira has started just four of Arsenal’s Premier League games this season and hasn’t complete 90 minutes in any of those games, prompting rumours that he could look for a move away in January.

Lucas Torreira

Speaking on ?Sport 890’s Tiempo de Fútbol, Torreira insisted that he is only focused on performing for ?Arsenal, but he refused to rule out the possibility of a move away from the club.

“There is always talk about another team, but I want to be honest,” he said. “I am not able to talk to another team or speak about another team. I would be disrespecting the team and the entire institution.

“Arsenal, from the first moment I arrived, showed me a lot of love and I really love them. I also have a good relationship with the fans.

Lucas Torreira

“Now, Arsenal needs me to be focused. I can’t start talking about another team. I need to be focused, and when the transfer window arrives, we’ll see what happens.”

His agent recently confirmed that Torreira is not “?at ease” at the Emirates anymore, and he has been tipped to pursue a move to the ?Serie A. ?AC Milan were keen during the summer, while ?Napoli are also thought to be interested in striking a deal.

The speculation surrounding Torreira is just one of several concerns for Arsenal this season. The Gunners have fallen to sixth in the ?Premier League, and they now sit eight points behind in the race for the top four.

Unai Emery,Lucas Torreira

“The results are not very positive lately, and we are moving away from the ?Champions League, which is one of the goals for this season,” Torreira confessed.

“The important thing to remember is that the season is long and there is still a long way to go. We have to make up the difference to the top teams.”


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Football Manager 2020 Reveals How Jose Mourinho Will Get on as Tottenham Boss

Tuesday November 19, 2019 is a date that Tottenham fans are unlikely to forget any time soon.

Not only did Mauricio Pochettino unceremoniously get the boot from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, his replacement was already lined up – in the form of former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

Yes, less than 12 hours after announcing Poch was gone, Jose was confirmed as the club’s new head coach – with the footballing world now left to salivate while they ponder how he might get on in north London.


Well, we here at 90min have 100%, guaranteed, got the answers for you – thanks to our new friend Football Manager 2020.

Yes, we’ve set the scene, got Jose in place and are ready to show you how things might pan out for the ‘Special One’…


Taking Over

First things first, Tottenham needed to get rid of Poch – sad, but unfortunately necessary for us to carry out our business here.

So with Spurs laying 7th (that’s an improvement on reality), Daniel Levy pulls the trigger and got rid of Pochettino – immediately installing everybody’s favourite Portuguese boss.


Not a terrible position for Jose to inherit by any means, Spurs only seven points off top spot and more importantly ahead of ?Arsenal on goal difference. 

The catalyst for Poch’s departure was, naturally, only winning three out of Tottenham’s last eight games – coincidentally, the nail in his coffin coming away at West Ham – who Jose will face in his first game in charge this weekend…


The First Month

So, what could Mourinho conjure up in his first month?

Well, truth be told not a great deal – but a solid enough start to life in his new surroundings, ended up with Spurs rising up to 6th, despite losing to Arsenal in the north London derby.

Oh, and that pesky out-of-contract bunch – Monsieur’s Eriksen, Alderweireld, Vertonghen – have thus far failed to agree to anything…


Settling in…..But Struggling?

Jose has only ever taken charge of a side mid-season once in his career – at Porto back in 2002 – so this is new territory for him.

That may explain why getting across his ideas may have been taking slightly longer than he hoped – with the table in February showing that actually, things haven’t improved. Arsenal, meanwhile, are having a purple patch under beleaguered boss Unai Emery and are now third.

Oh, and Spurs haven’t sign anybody in the January transfer window. They did, however, lose the services of Christian Eriksen – albeit to PSG at the end of the season, for FREE…


A Torrid End to the 2019/20 Season

Fast forward time to May 2020 and things aren’t going too well. Dumped out of the Champions League by Napoli, Mourinho then oversees four defeats in a row – confining Spurs to a 6th place finish, as well as losing in yet another FA Cup semi-final.

To make matters worse, Arsenal cream the Lilywhites at the Emirates Stadium and easily finish third – 16 points ahead of Mou and the boys. 

Furthermore, Mourinho’s position is suddenly under threat – with rumours at the end of the season that he may depart…


2020/21 Pre-Season

Having clung on to his job by his fingernails, Mourinho needs to strengthen Tottenham in the summer.

We’ve heard from Poch all along that Spurs need a reboot, but the ‘Special One’ isn’t so sure it seems. He does, however, solve the problem right-back area with two major signings – Max Aarons for bucket loads of money and Achraf Hakimi on loan – snaps up Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent basis and………yes, you got it, brings back ?Gareth Bale, on loan, on deadline day!

Elsewhere, there are some major, major moves – an indication of what’s to come in the summer of 2020?


A Promising Beginning

Wouldn’t you know it, ?Spurs get off to a cracking start – perhaps Jose has worked out the team to lead him to glory.

Five played, four wins, one draw – and joint top of the Premier League. Pressure? What pressure?


Just Over a Year in

Mourinho has now been in charge for 13 months, and things really are looking rosey. 

Engrossed in a highly competitive title race, doing well in the Europa League and no longer pressure, Jose is dreaming of his customary trophy in his first full season in charge.

Can he keep up the momentum?


The 2020/21 January Transfer Window

The start of February rolls around, and although Tottenham have slipped to fourth in the table, it’s still an exceptionally close title race.

Six points separates the top four, and Mourinho makes one huge signing on deadline day to shore up things in midfield – bringing in Ruben Neves from Wolves for £60m.

Nifty work.


It All Goes Wrong

Turns out getting rid of Poch probably wasn’t a good idea, after all. Because, as you’re about to see, the season is all over – and Spurs have contrived to not only fall out of the title race, but fall out of the top four picture altogether.

Not only that, they are humiliated by Rosenborg in the Europa League quarter finals and are eliminated, on penalties, by Huddersfield in the FA Cup quarter final.

An incredible collapse that sees just Tottenham win just four of their final 15 games of the season, drawing six and losing five.

Ah…


It’s All Over

Daniel Levy gave Poch five and a half years at the club, before turfing him out of the door – but for Mourinho, the dream Tottenham chapter is brought to an end significantly earlier than that.

No Champions League = no job, Jose…YOU’RE FIRED!

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The managerial merry-go round that follows?

Ha, you couldn’t even begin to write it….

It could be a fun and bumpy ride everybody!


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Jürgen Klopp Reveals Strategy for Inspirational Team Talks – It’s Not Quite as Planned as You Think

?Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has jokingly confessed that he actually has no idea why he does what he does as Reds boss, insisting he only knows how to react to situations.

Klopp has earned a reputation as one of the most charismatic, emotional managers around, with a natural affinity for motivation and man-management. As such, his team talks have become the stuff of legend, with ?many reports over the years detailing the inspirational things he supposedly told his players to motivate various great Liverpool performances.


Speaking to ?The Athletic, however, Klopp confessed that rather than planning his speeches and player interactions carefully, he tends to just gets caught up in the moment and lets his emotions take control.

“Sorry, I would write a book about the things I do if I knew why I did them,” he confessed. “But I could never write a book because I have no clue about how these things work. I just react in situations. My job, my life is 24/7 thinking about what happens here.

“The meetings are based on our past if you want — what happened after the last game, what happened yesterday, things like this. What can we use? I always react.

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“I don’t usually remember what I say. If the boys didn’t say things in the press afterwards then I wouldn’t even know I’d said it. 

“I remember ?Divock Origi after the ?Dortmund game (back in 2016). He said: ‘The boss told us at half-time that if we turned the game around it would be a story we’d all be able to tell our grandchildren about so it would be really worth giving it a try.’

“But if it was that easy I’d tell them things like that constantly! We always want stories to tell the grandkids! When we start a team meeting the only thing I really know what I am going to say is the first sentence.”

Jurgen Klopp,Virgil Van Dijk

The off-the-cuff a strategy has clearly worked for Klopp. The two-time Bundesliga winner has transformed ?Liverpool into European champions and one of the continents most in-form sides over the last couple of years.

Klopp insisted that his job is all about taking a reactive approach to what is going on around him.

“All that happens through the week, it stays in my mind, I don’t write anything down,” he added. 

“I just think about what’s worth telling the boys. S**t session, very good session, whatever, little things. I know how it sounds and it should not sound like this — like I know always to say the right words. But I do trust myself 100% to find the right words.”


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Liverpool Invite Locals to Consultation as Clubs Plot Increasing Anfield to 60,000 Capacity

?Liverpool have invited local residents to a public consultation to discuss the possibility of expanding the Anfield Road stand, as they look to take their famous stadium up to 60,000 seating capacity.

After much talk of developing a new home, the Reds’ FSG owners instead elected to redevelop Anfield, starting with the £115m Main Stand project back in 2016.

Now, the Anfield Road stand is next on the agenda, with both the capacity and quality of the 127-year-old ground due for improvement.

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As noted by ?Sky Sports News, the club handed out 5,000 leaflets to residents of the area around Anfield to invite them to hear the plans for the expansion, as well as give feedback on any potential issues surrounding the project.

The first consultation will take place on 29 November, before which ?Liverpool will release more details about the expansion.

BBC Sport state that the plan is now to increase Anfield’s overall capacity to around 60,000 – a further 6,000 seats on its current size before the project is complete.

Jurgen Klopp

“Our vision is to create a bigger Anfield which would allow more fans to watch some of Europe’s best football in a world-class facility in the heart of Liverpool,” a club statement read. 

We invite you to a series of drop-ins to find out more about our progress so far. We want to hear from local residents, businesses and fans as we develop and shape our proposals.”

The club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, scrapped a smaller proposal to expand Anfield back in August, instead focusing on this latest, bigger development project, as part of their expensive development of the area around the stadium.

Liverpool have enjoyed a surge in popularity following their ?Champions League victory last season, and countless fans have flocked to Anfield to enjoy the team’s unbeaten start to the current ?Premier League campaign.

Jürgen Klopp’s side currently sit top of the table, and they boast an eight-point lead over both ?Leicester City and ?Chelsea behind them.


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