Bournemouth travel to Everton on matchday 22 aiming for a first win in five games in all competitions.
Eddie Howe’s side have lost four of their last six in the league, and were dumped out of the FA Cup third round by fellow Premier League side Brighton last time out.
Cherries trio Callum Wilson, Joshua King and Ryan Fraser face late fitness tests, whilst Howe could give starts to Nathaniel Clyne and Dominic Solanke after their dual arrival earlier in the transfer window.
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Asmir Begovic (GK) – The Bournemouth shot-stopper will be desperate for quieter afternoon having conceded 12 goals in his previous three.
Steve Cook (CB) – Ever-present this term, the 27-year-old is certainly a candidate to take over the captaincy of the injured Francis.
Nathan Ake (CB) – Scoring his third goal of the campaign in their enthralling 3-3 draw with Watford, the versatile defender has been instrumental in the Cherries’ performances since his permanent move from Chelsea in June 2017.
Charlie Daniels (LB) – Having missed just eight games altogether in his previous three campaigns prior, the left-back remains a regular under Howe.
David Brooks (RM) – With five goals and two assists thus far, the 21-year-old is having a stellar debut season in the top flight.
Dan Gosling (CM) – Hasn’t set the world alight with his performances, but the 28-year-old could be given the green light after making a comeback from injury against Watford.
Jefferson Lerma (CM) – One yellow card away from suspension, Lerma must tread carefully against experienced duo Gylfi Sigurdsson and Idrissa Gueye.
Ryan Fraser (LM) – Like Brooks, the Scottish winger has contributed vastly to the Cherries lofty position and leads the club’s assist charts with nine.
Joshua King (ST) – Netting five goals so far this season, the former Manchester United youth starlet is some way off his personal best of 16 achieved in 2016/17. Nevertheless, an underrated source of goals.
Callum Wilson (ST) – Stealing the spotlight from his striking counterpart, Wilson’s blistering form hasn’t gone unnoticed by the division’s heavyweights, including Chelsea. However, if the Blues are to capture the England international, they’ll have to fork out £50m for his services. Rightly so.