Charlton v Bournemouth preview

Date published: Friday 1st May 2015 10:50

Karius, Pogba & Aguero: Trio have points to prove

Teenager Joe Gomez returns to the back four after he was rested for last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Birmingham, a display Luzon described as the worst since he took over.

Midfielder Alou Diarra is also in line for a recall having dropped to the bench at St Andrew’s while left-back Rhoys Wiggins could be involved against his former club.

Johnnie Jackson (leg), Callum Harriott (ankle) and Franck Moussa (knee) miss out again through injury.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will have to decide whether to stick with his jubilant XI or recall right-back Simon Francis as they look for a shock title win.

The Cherries know victory over Charlton would see them crowned as champions of the division should Watford slip up against Sheffield Wednesday and they have former Addick Francis available again after he served his one-match ban for a red card against the Owls.

Howe will have to decide whether Adam Smith gets to keep his place having impressed against Bolton on Monday night or whether Francis, named in the PFA team of the year, is recalled.

Yann Kermogant will start against his former club as the Cherries look to end a memorable season on a high.

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