Bournemouth v Stoke City

Bournemouth are looking to add to the misery of struggling Stoke City in their Premier League clash at Dean Court on Saturday.

The Cherries were defeated 2-0 by Arsenal last time out, but had won two of their previous three league matches to keep the relegation zone at arm's length.

But the south coast side remain just five points above the drop zone and will need to pick up some more points to avoid the worry that their second season in the top flight won't directly follow their first.

The Potters have suffered 3-0 defeats in their last three consecutive league matches, and have tasted defeat in their last five in all competitions as they were knocked out of the League Cup and FA Cup within five days.

After taking a more-or-less upward trajectory since September, Stoke are beginning to slide down the standings again, and manager Mark Hughes will be desperate to arrest their recent decline.

Bournemouth have no fresh injury concerns, meaning that they will only be without their trio of long-term injury victims.

Callum Wilson (anterior cruciate ligament) and Tyrone Mings (knee) are still some time away from making their comebacks, but Max Gradel (anterior cruciate ligament) is edging closer to his return.

Stoke are hoping to have Jon Walters back from illness, but Ryan Shawcross (back), Marc Wilson (medial collateral ligament), Charlie Adam (calf muscle), and Geoff Cameron (ankle) are all sidelined.

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