Friday, September 29, 2023

Bournemouth vs Tottenham LIVE commentary: Maddison fit to play as Spurs aim to continue impressive start to Postecoglou era

Tottenham will look to continue their impressive start to life under Ange Postecoglou when they travel to face Bournemouth this afternoon.

Spurs beat Manchester United 2-0 last time out in a victory that seems pivotal in kick-starting the Postecoglou era. 

Postecoglou is bringing a positive atmosphere back to SpursAFP

The north Londoners drew 2-2 with Brentford in their opening game of the season but with four goals in two games, excitement is building. 

It’s the Cherries who stand in their way next and they are also getting used to a new manager in the dugout on the south coast. 

Andoni Iraola has had a tough start to life in England with his side still without a win, however, an encouraging performance in a defeat to Liverpool bodes well for the future. 

Bournemouth vs Tottenham: talkSPORT coverage 

This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday, August 26. 

Kick-off at the Vitality Stadium is scheduled for 12:30pm. 

talkSPORT have exclusive live coverage of the a action presented by Reshmin Chowdhury. 

Commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former England defender Stuart Pearce. 

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Bournemouth took the lead away at Liverpool before going on to loseGetty

Bournemouth vs Tottenham: Team news

Bournemouth XI: Neto, Aarons, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Kerkez, Christie, Rothwell, Semenyo, Billing, Kluivert, Solanke.

Subs: Radu, Mepham, Hill, Senesi, Brooks, Cook, Traore, Anthony, Moore.

Tottenham XI: Vicario, Porro, Romero, van de Ven, Udogie, Bissouma, Sarr, Kulusevski, Maddison, Son, Richarlison.

Subs: Forster, Davies, Sanchez, Royal, Perisic, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Lo Celso, Solomon.

Maddison starts for Spurs despite leaving the last game on crutches

Bournemouth vs Tottenham: What has been said?

Van de Ven has declared that his conversation with manager Postecoglou convinced him to swap Germany for England this summer. 

Speaking to talkSPORT’s Jim White on his early impressions of the Australian, the 22-year-old said: “I spoke with the manager, I think that’s the most important part to make your decision.

“Of course you can talk with people from the club like the director, but he’s not going to train you on the pitch, it’s the trainer who has to make you better.

“You have to love his style of play, how he wants to play, you have to love it, because if you don’t get the vibe, the feeling, the system I want to play, then it’s not going to work.

“So I talked with the trainer and everything in the meeting went well and I love the way of playing, so that made a really huge decision for me to go to Tottenham.”

Van de Ven was convinced to join Tottenham by PostecoglouGetty

Bournemouth vs Tottenham: Match facts 

Tottenham have won just one of their last nine Premier League away games (D3 L5), conceding in all nine matches since a 1-0 win at Fulham in January. They are, however, unbeaten in their last five trips to the south coast (W3 D2) since a 1-0 defeat at Brighton in January 2021.Following their draw with West Ham on MD1 (1-1) and defeat at Liverpool on MD2 (3-1), Bournemouth could begin a Premier League campaign without a win from their first three games for a third time, doing so in 2016-17 (D1 L2) and 2017-18 (L3). However, they did go on to finish ninth and 12th in those respective seasons.Three of the last five Premier League meetings between Bournemouth and Tottenham have been won thanks to a goal scored in the 90th minute (2 for Bournemouth, 1 for Spurs), including both games last season.Tottenham have lost just one of their six Premier League away games against Bournemouth (W3 D2), coming from 2-0 down to win this exact fixture 3-2 last season.Bournemouth won 3-2 away from home the last time they faced Tottenham in April last season, but the Cherries have never won consecutive league meetings with Spurs before.All four of Kieffer Moore’s Premier League goals have come at the Vitality Stadium for Bournemouth, netting a brace in this exact fixture last season, giving the Cherries a two-goal lead before losing 2-3. However, Moore has failed to find the net with any of his last 15 attempts in the Premier League, since netting against Everton in November 2022.Tottenham captain Son Heung-min has been involved in seven goals across his last six Premier League starts against Bournemouth (5 goals, 2 assists), netting a brace at the Vitality Stadium back in March 2018. He created six chances for his teammates in this exact fixture last term, his highest tally in a single Premier League away game (133 away appearances).Dominic Solanke has been involved in both of Bournemouth’s two Premier League goals so far this term (goal vs West Ham & assist vs Liverpool). In his last appearance against Tottenham (a 3-2 win), Solanke was involved in all three of the Cherries’ goals, setting up their opener and 95th-minute winner having also scored to put them 2-1 ahead.Under Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham are averaging 63% possession, 18 shots, 533 successful passes (174 ending in the final third), 18 sequences of 10+ passes, and 18 pressed sequences per game, all increases on their Premier League game averages under Antonio Conte (51% possession, 14 shots, 425 successful passes – 91 ending in the final third – 12 sequences of 10+ passes, and 12 pressed sequences per game).Bournemouth have lost three of their four Premier League games against Tottenham in which they’ve opened the scoring (W1). Indeed, since the start of last season, the Cherries have won just 50% of their league matches when scoring first (P14 W7 D4 L3), losing 3-1 against Liverpool last time out despite going 1-0 up in the third minute.

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