BOURNEMOUTH and Leicester are both looking to kick-start their Premier League campaign’s this weekend after a slow start.
Eddie Howe’s Cherries have won just once in their opening six games, a narrow 2-1 win over newly-promoted Brighton.
They’ve lost their other five and sit 19th in the table, only above Crystal Palace who are pointless and yet to score.
As for the 2015 champions Leicester, they are yet to really fire under Craig Shakespeare and aren’t faring too much better in 17th.
The Foxes have won just once – also against Brighton – and will be desperate to pick up a first away triumph of the season.
What time is kick-off?
THIS one will be held at Dean Court on Saturday September 30.
The game gets underway at the traditional 3pm.
Which channel can I watch it on?
SADLY you can’t watch this game live on TV in the UK.
Instead stay with us here on SunSport and follow our LIVE blog, whilst highlights will be on Match of the Day at 10.30pm on BBC ONE.
What is the team news?
The team news is as follows…
For the visitors, Robert Huth has overcome surgery but isn’t yet match fit, whilst Matty James misses out with a calf problem.
The Adrien Silva saga rumbles on and Danny Drinkwater’s replacement is still waiting to officially become a Leicester player.
- Bournemouth are unbeaten in all four Premier League meetings with Leicester City (W1 D3 L0).
- Leicester are one of three Premier League sides that Bournemouth have faced without losing – they’ve also never lost to Brighton (P1 W1 D0 L0) and Swansea (P4 W3 D1 L0).
- Leicester’s last league victory over Bournemouth came in February 2014 in a Championship fixture – Kevin Phillips scored the penultimate goal of his career, netting the winner in a 1-0 win.
- The Foxes have won just four points from their six Premier League games so far this season (W1 D1 L4), equalling their worst start to a PL campaign (also four points in 1994-95).
- This is also Bournemouth’s lowest points tally after six Premier League games (3) – in both 2015-16 and 2016-17 they had won seven points at this stage.
- Bournemouth have allowed their opponents 12 shots inside their six-yard box so far this season; more than any other Premier League team.
- Only Crystal Palace (17) have lost more Premier League games than Leicester City (13) in the Premier League so far in 2017.
- Craig Shakespeare picked up 15 points in his first five Premier League games as manager of Leicester City (W5 D0 L0), but his subsequent 14 matches have seen him win only 12 points (W3 D3 L8).
- Jamie Vardy has had a hand in 16 goals (13 goals, three assists) in 19 Premier League appearances under Craig Shakespeare for Leicester City.
- Vardy has found the net three times in six league appearances against Bournemouth – his penalty to equalise in August 2015 was the first game in his record breaking Premier League run of scoring in 11 consecutive matches.
- Jermain Defoe has scored in 135 different Premier League matches during his career – the only players to have scored in more are Alan Shearer (190), Wayne Rooney (153), Andrew Cole (149) and Frank Lampard (149).