Injury expert shares Bournemouth update ahead of Premier League clash v Everton
Bournemouth will be without three first-team players for their Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday [28 May], according to injury expert, Ben Dinnery.
January signing Antonio Semenyo is currently out with a calf injury and is not expected to return until pre-season for Gary O’Neil’s already safe team with Dinnery confirming he is ruled out. (Premier injuries).
Full-back Ryan Fredericks and Junior Stanislas are also facing a spell out of action with no return date being recorded for him to return from a calf injury so is almost certainly ruled out of Sunday’s game.
Forward Marcus Tavernier missed Bournemouth’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday [20 May] with a thigh injury but is expected to return for the final day against Everton, along with Hamed Traore who has a 50% chance of making the clash at Goodison Park.
Everton and Sean Dyche will just want to win on Sunday with no nail-biting scenes as they desperately look to confirm their Premier League status for next season.
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With Bournemouth already confirming their own status, O’Neil’s men will certainly have nothing to play for, but that doesn’t mean the Toffees should be complacent and comfortable as their future as a Premier League team depends on this game.
Should Leicester City lose their penultimate game against Newcastle United on Monday, Everton can rest assured knowing that a win against Bournemouth regardless of other results elsewhere will guarantee them survival.
Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Wolves was so crucial as a defeat will have certainly given them a mountain to climb, but Leeds United lost also giving which will have given them some respite.
The Toffees should have been 3-0 up against Wolves but made hard work of the game because of their lack of a clinical edge when it mattered most. With Dominic Calvert-Lewin potentially on the treatment table again, Dyche has got to find the edge somewhere or face the ignominy of a damaging relegation.