Norwich City v Bournemouth team news & stats

Date published: Friday 11th September 2015 3:16

Dieumerci Mbokani: Could make his debut for Norwich City

Norwich will be seeking their first win over Bournemouth at Carrow Road since 1951 in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

Team news

Norwich City loan signings Dieumerci Mbokani and Matt Jarvis could make their debuts, but the suspended Steven Whittaker and injured Youssouf Mulumbu (foot) miss out. Lewis Grabban is not fit enough to feature.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, are set to hand debuts to Glenn Murray and on-loan Aston Villa defender Joe Bennett, but Harry Arter and long-term absentees Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel are all on the sidelines.

Opta stats

  • At Carrow Road, Norwich City haven’t beaten Bournemouth in the league since 1951, losing five and drawing four of the nine meetings since then.
  • Norwich have lost just one of their last five league meetings with Bournemouth, although three of those games have ended in a draw (W1).
  • There were 10 yellow cards and one red shown in the two meetings between these sides in the Championship last season.
  • Norwich have only registered one win in their last 11 Premier League games (D2 L8).
  • Bournemouth have suffered just one defeat in their last eight league games on the road (W5 D2).
  • Alex Neil will be 34y 94d and Eddie Howe 37yrs 286d for this game, the youngest combined managerial age (26314 days) in a PL game since Gareth Southgate (36y 62d) met Aidy Boothroyd (35y 269d) for Middlesbrough v Watford in November 2006 (26264 days).
  • A league-high five of the six Premier League goals Bournemouth have shipped this season have come from dead-ball situations (two penalties, two from corners and one from a throw).
  • Striker Callum Wilson has netted four in his last two league games for Bouremouth and eight in his last 10.
  • Norwich have only managed to win 34 free kicks this season, no Premier League side have won fewer.
  • Simon Francis has the joint second-most tackles in the league so far this season (18); only Sunderland full back Patrick Van Aanholt has made more (20).


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