Bournemouth v Brentford: The mid-table Cherries will try to go four games unbeaten when they host the Bees at Vitality Stadium on Saturday (watch live, 10:00 am ET). Peacock Premium).
Drawn against Wolverhampton and Newcastle, closing out victory over Nottingham Forest, and suddenly Bournemouth’s future doesn’t look as dire as it did after a 9-0 loss to Liverpool, leading to the sacking of Scott Parker from a coaching position. Gary O’Neal remains on an interim basis as positive results make it harder and harder to replace him.
Here’s everything you need to know before Bournemouth vs Brentford.
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How to watch Bournemouth vs Brentford live, stream link and start time
Start: 10:00 AM ET, Saturday.
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium
Key storylines and star players
Brentford sit ninth in the Premier League table even after seven games, no small feat for a tiny club that debuted in the Premier League just a year ago. They also appear to be in the top half of the table, with their 15 goals scored only behind Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal, the top three teams in the league ahead of Matchday 8. Ivan Toni returned to his goal. he scored five points in seven games, provided a couple of assists and also continues to prove himself a complete player at the highest level, leading to his first England call-up (but not yet appearance) last week.
Bournemouth are looking to repeat Brentford’s success after returning to the Premier League this season. Without a star centre-forward like Tony (six goals scored, 4th in the Premier League), the Cherries will often try to keep a clean sheet, only their defensive record (19 conceded in seven games) suggests otherwise. .
Bournemouth team news, injuries, squad options
OUTSIDE: David Brooks (fitness), Lloyd Kelly (knee), Joseph Rothwell (thigh), Benjamin Pearson (undisclosed), Ryan Fredericks (undisclosed).
Team Brentford News, Injuries, Squad Options
Out: Christian Norgaard (Achilles) | QUESTION: Keane Lewis-Potter (knee), Ethan Pinnock (knee).
The return of the Premier League after the international break, as usual, brings injuries, intrigue and a lot of questions “Who is good at traveling?” to our discussion of the Fantasy Premier League.
Instead of diving into the stats by analyzing the last part of this, let’s take a look at the first few weeks of the Premier League season and ask: who scores?
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And let’s also look deeper than the obvious answers; Erling Haaland and Gabriel Jesus were the real deal for Manchester City and Arsenal respectively, but who else is constantly losing decent numbers?
We will also ignore some penalty takers as Alexis Mac Allister certainly won’t be playing his season as regularly as he did at Brighton at the start.
Here’s All-Fantasy Premier League XI ahead of Week 9, but before that, how about a couple of captains and transfer options?
This week is marked by some bees that seem to have made people forget how unlucky they are and how lucky their owners have been in recent weeks…
Addition and/or captain Week 9: Ivan Tony, Brentford in Bournemouth, 7.3m
Addition, week 9: David Raya, Brentford in Bournemouth, 4.5m
Addition, week 9: Kyle Walker-Peters, Southampton – Everton, 4.5 million
Addition, week 9: Lucas Paqueta, West Ham vs Wolves, £6.0m
Captain, week 9: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool v Brighton, £12.9m
Captain, week 9: James Maddison, Leicester v Nottingham Forest, £7.9m
Nick Pope, Newcastle (5.2m, 38 points): After Newcastle failed to score a shot in a 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest on opening day, the Burnley transfer made 30 saves in six more matches. He received bonus points twice
William Saliba, Arsenal (4.9 million, 44 points): Almost as many goals (2) as shutouts (3) for the CB.
Joao Cancelo, Manchester City (7.2 million, 42 points): Goal, assist and three bonus points for his managers.
Kieran Trippier, Newcastle United (5.4 million, 35 points): Same as Cancelu but with Newcastle.
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (12.3m, 45 points): Two multi-goal matches, as many as just two goalsless games (and one of those was a 21-minute appearance).
Pascal Gross, Brighton (6.0m, 42 pts): Can he continue like this? It seems unlikely, but the midfielder, in fact, played for Graham Potter. Will it remain the same under Roberto De Zerbi?
Marcus Rashford, Manchester United (6.6m, 40 points): Still trading below 7.0m and listed as a midfielder. Please and thank you.
Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal (6.6m, 39 points): Arsenal’s quiet gem, he shows us why Mikel Arteta kept pulling him out of the game last season.
Alexis McAllister, Brighton (5.6m, 39 points): Pens don’t last forever.
Bernardo Silva, Manchester City (7.0m, 39 points): And to think he could go to Barcelona…
Erling Haaland, Manchester City (12.0m, 73 points): A real monster.
Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur (11.4m, 50 points): Derby day is just around the corner.
Ivan Tony, Brentford (7.3m, 47 points): How long can Brentford keep him? Full center forward.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (6.9m, 41 points): Will he be able to maintain this position in the Premier League as Fulham coordinator after visiting the center of Serbia.
Gabriel Jesus (8.0 million, 39 points): His heroism is well covered.
Arsenal vs Tottenham? Manchester City vs Manchester United? The pressure and intensity of the derby makes it even harder to pick the winners of Premier League matches.
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Making accurate Premier League predictions this season has been very difficult, and it hasn’t been made any easier by the fact that the big boys – outside of Manchester City – didn’t stick to the script.
Manchester United did not succeed, and then began to achieve.
Chelsea changed half of their team and then the manager, and remained outside the top four.
Liverpool played pretty well but didn’t score or win at their usual pace.
And Arsenal, well, Arsenal good.
Let’s dive into the Premier League for the week ahead.