Bournemouth v Sunderland team news & stats

Date published: Friday 18th September 2015 2:09

Adam Johnson: Back for Sunderland

Bournemouth host Sunderland on Saturday but they are winless in six previous meetings with Black Cats, who have won all three of their previous trips to Dean Court 1-0.

Team news

Bournemouth could give a first start to striker Glenn Murray, who made his debut from the bench last weekend. On-loan defender Joe Bennett could make his debut but defender Tyrone Mings and forward Max Gradel are both out long term.

Adam Johnson is fit again for Sunderland after a shoulder injury suffered on the opening weekend of the season. Steven Fletcher is included in the squad, but Duncan Watmore is out with illness and Adam Matthews is sidelined by an ankle problem.

Opta stats

  • Bournemouth and Sunderland have met six times before in all competitions, with the Cherries yet to taste victory (D2 L4).
  • Sunderland have won all three of their previous away games against Bournemouth by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • The Cherries have failed to score in their last two clashes with the Black Cats in all competitions (both 0-1 home defeats), although the last of those games came in the second-tier back in March 1990.
  • Sunderland are now on an eight-game winless streak in the Premier League (D4 L4), the longest current run in the competition.
  • Bournemouth have covered more ground than every one of their five opponents so far this season, while only Man Utd and Spurs have run further overall than the Cherries (570km).
  • Bournemouth have conceded a league-high five goals from set-pieces this season so far.
  • Callum Wilson has scored four goals this season, despite only attempting seven shots (excluding blocked).
  • Jermain Defoe has scored against 34 different teams in the Premier League and this will be the first time that he’s faced Bournemouth in the competition.
    Just four players have scored against 35+ different clubs in the Premier League – Lampard (39), A.Cole (38), Shearer (37) & Sheringham (35).
  • Defoe spent some time on loan at Bournemouth in 2000-01 and netted 18 goals in 29 league appearances for the club.


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