After a scintillating display on Monday night, can Leicester City start to climb up the table?
Brendan Rodgers’ side, belatedly, won for the first time this season, hammering East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.
The Foxes scored thrice in a ten minute first half spree.
James Maddison netting two, including a trademark free-kick, with Harvey Barnes on target in-between, before Patson Daka’s flick put the icing on the cake.
This was a massive victory for Leicester, given that they’d lost six in a row and sat bottom of the table beforehand.
Even though they’ve only moved up to 19th, most of the doom and gloom has been lifted, with the Foxes targeting another win here.
Bournemouth meanwhile played out an uneventful, unmemorable goalless draw with Brentford last weekend; not a classic.
However, this does mean Gary O’Neil’s unbeaten record is still in tact, beating Forest and also drawing with Wolves and Newcastle since taking charge.
So, the Cherries kick off in 13th place and, if they end up anywhere near there, it would be a fantastic season.
Who will win this intriguing encounter at Dean Court?
Bournemouth team news
Gary O’Neil went with a front two of Kieffer Moore and Dominic Solanke last weekend, so it’ll be interesting to see if he sticks with that.
Ryan Christie will be hoping he doesn’t, as it was the Scotland midfielder who missed out.
Club captain Lloyd Kelly is injured, while David Brooks is edging back to a return; he hasn’t featured since his Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis last year.
Right-back Adam Smith is one yellow card away from suspension.
Leicester City team news
Given that Çağlar Söyüncü, Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand are all injured, Leicester are short of defensive options.
Either-way, the back four will remain unchanged; Danny Ward kept his first-ever Premier League clean sheet on Monday, coming at the 11th attempt.
Wilfred Ndidi was substituted at half time against Forest, but this was simply to manage his minutes.
James Maddison will be full of confidence; he scored on his only previous appearance at Dean Court in 2018.